Farrah Fawcett Biography
By the late 60s and early 70s, Farrah Fawcett did several commercials. She also had many guest appearances for television. Then in 1978 she the company Pro Arts, Inc. sought her out for their anti-war posters. The company admired her from the Wella Balsam shampoo commercials she did. The picture was taken by the freelance photographer, Bruce McBroom. The poster made was instrumental to her fame and sold more than 12 million copies.
The previous year, Farrah Fawcett was already in the television series Charlies Angels. When the poster hit the stands, Charlies Angels became an instant hit on television viewers. She played the role of Jill Munroe in Charlies Angels. Her tousled mane and great figure made the fans love her more. Still with just a year with the show, Farrah left it. She was replaced by Cheryl Ladd the following season.
In 1984, Farrah Fawcett appeared as a battered wife for the movie made for television The Burning Bed. For her performance, she was nominated in the Emmy Awards. She also appeared on stage and in the movie Extremities. For both appearances, the critics gave her rave reviews for successfully portraying the vengeful rape victim. Then she appeared on the miniseries Small Sacrifices. For her role in Small Sacrifices, she was again nominated in the Emmy Awards. Her third nomination was in 2004 for The Guardian. In The Guardian, Farrah Fawcett was also nominated in the Golden Globe Awards and the ACE Awards.
In 1995, Farrah Fawcett surprised everyone when she posed nude for Playboy. She rejected many offers of appearing in nude, for film and print, during the 70s and 80s that when finally the Playboy issue was released, it sold more than 4 million copies worldwide. Her issue was the best selling issue of Playboy in the 90s.
Farrah Fawcett was married to The Six Million Dollar Man star, Lee Majors. They were married from 1973 to 1982. After being separated from Lee Majors, Farrah became romantically involved with Ryan ONeal. The two are still a couple and have a son named, Redmond. In 2006, Farrah revealed that she has cancer and is undergoing treatment.