Lola Falana is another prominent actress who rose to fame in the late 1960s while working abroad as an Italian actress. At the same time, she worked and toured with Sammy Davis, Jr. In 1970, she finally hit the American screens and starred in “The Liberation of L.B. Jones.” In the late 70s, she moved to Vegas where she brought her act and even became known as the “Queen of Las Vegas.” At the time, Falana was the highest-paid female performer in Las Vegas.
Her show ran twenty weeks a year and became a top tourist attraction. Since her last acting role in 1989, she hasn’t returned to the camera. This is perhaps due to her being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1987.
Paula Deen demonstrates where hard work can get you. She held several odd jobs until she decided to give in to her true passion in life, food. She opened up a catering business out of her home and called it The Bag Lady.
The business was very successful and became too big for her home kitchen. In 1991, she opened up her first restaurant called The Lady. Since then, she has grown her company immensely. She now owns several restaurants and is expected to open at least one more in 2018. She has written 15 cookbooks and is the host of a successful cooking show, where she is notoriously known to put a lot of butter in her food.
Jaclyn’s Smith breakthrough role came as Kelly Garrett on the television series “Charlie’s Angels.” She held the role alongside Kate Jackson and Farrah Fawcett. After the role, her career continued to flourish, and she appeared in several T.V shows and movies.
She played the title role in “Christina Cromwell” from 1989-1990. Her latest acting role was in 2015 when she played Felice Hamilton in the T.V movie “Bridal Wave.” We must say, this actress looks phenomenal.
British-born Jacqueline Bisset became famous worldwide in 1968, after playing the role of Norma MacIver, in “The Detective,” opposite Frank Sinatra. The 1970s saw great success for the actress. She has acted in 17 movies throughout the decade including, “Airport,” “The Mephisto Waltz,” and “Day for Night.”
In 2015, she acted alongside Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette in “Miss You Already.” Fun fact: she is the godmother to actress Angelina Jolie.
Beth Chapman was raised in Colorado. In her late 20s, she had a change of heart and decided she wanted to become a bail bond agent. She received her license becoming the youngest person to do so in Colorado history. (Her stepdaughter, Lyssa, later broke that record.)
In the mid-90s she met Duane Chapman, and they quickly became romantic partners as well as business partners. Millions of viewers have watched the two find fugitives across the country in their reality T.V series “Dog the Bounty Hunter.” Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and, despite going into remission, Chapman passed away two years later, on June 26, 2019.