The 'It' girl of the '70s, Farrah Fawcett's all-American good looks got her noticed at an early age. She was voted 'Most Beautiful Girl in School' by her Corpus Christi, Texas high school every year she attended. She made early appearances on shows like The Partridge Family (as eye candy for Danny) and I Dream of Jeannie (as Roger Healey's love interest).
Fawcett's real life, however, has always proven more interesting to the tabloids than her work. She left Charlie's Angels after its first year, despite her $10,000 per-episode salary, and became embroiled in legal battles over her contract. Next, she made an ill-advised appearance in the 1980 B-grade sci-fi flick Saturn 3. Her marriage to Lee Majors and subsequent 17-year relationship with Ryan O'Neal both ended in much-publicized separations, the latter in 1997. In 1997 she appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman more than a little "out of it," which raised concerns about her health. And she was again involved in scandal in 1998, when charges of abuse arose in her relationship with producer James Orr.
Despite all her woes, Fawcett proved herself a survivor. She won kudos for her dramatic roles in Extremities and The Burning Bed and appeared in a Playboy pictorial and a video which made her earlier, record-breaking swimsuit poster look tame. Despite the turmoil (her son, Redmond, has had many run-ins with the law; father Ryan was even arrested in one drug bust at the family home), Fawcett continued to work steadily, even landing her own show, 2005's Chasing Farrah. After it was revealed that O'Neal was suffering from leukemia in 2001, she reunited with him. She received her own shocking cancer diagnosis in 2006, and spent the rest of her years in treatment and seeking alternative therapies. Her struggle was documented in 2009's documentary Farrah's Story. On June 25, 2009, Fawcett passed away at the age of 62; some say her death was overshadowed by that of Michael Jackson, who died just hours later. Her family, former co-stars and fans paid tribute to her memory at the 2010 TV Land Awards.
Jill Munroe is beautiful, poised and athletic. Her father played minor league baseball and her mother was a tennis pro. She is an organized sports enthusiast, has an encyclopedic grasp of sports trivia and coaches a girls' basketball team in her spare time. It is this athletic prowess that allows her to maintain her stunning 35-24-35 figure. While she is an expert skateboarder and roller skater, she prefers driving her Cobra. She eventually decides she prefers driving to sleuthing and leaves the Townsend Agency to pursue her dream of being a professional race-car driver. It pays off: She goes on to win the Grand Prix in Belgium.