‘Charlie’s Angels’: Where Are They Now & Where You Can Meet One!

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Charlie’s Angels is one of those rare shows that captivated audiences from the start and remains a cult classic. It spawned several spin-off series and movies, but nothing can compare to the original Charlie’s Angels, which ran from 1976 to 1981. The series focuses on three crime-fighting women, carrying out the duties of their unseen boss Charlie. During the span of the series, there were several casting changes so tell us, who were your favorite Angels? Let’s find out where the ladies of Charles Townsend Detective Agency are today.

Farah Fawcett (Jill Munroe)

d. 2009

Farrah Fawcett

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Farrah Fawcett became the center of the Charlie’s Angels universe and shot to stardom with her 12 million-selling swimsuit poster.  She starred in the show’s first season and later the court-ordered six guest episodes due to a contract dispute. She went on to star in movies such as The Burning Bed, Extremities, The Cannonball Run, Small Sacrifices and more. Unfortunately, she died at the age of 62 after a battle with cancer in 2009. Her final film role was in The Cookout and her final TV appearance was on her own reality show, Chasing Farrah. In 1995 and 1997, Fawcett posed nude for Playboy and her issues became the bestselling magazines for that decade. Fawcett bared all emotionally during her cancer treatments to help others in her NBC documentary Farrah’s Story. She is survived by her son Redmond.


Jaclyn Smith (Kelly Garrett)


Jaclyn Smith

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Smith was the only actress to star in all five seasons. She made cameo appearances in the newer Charlie’s Angels films in 2003 and 2019. In the 1980s, she continued acting and was dubbed the Queen of the mini-series. She also teamed up with K-mart in the mid-1980s and created a billion-dollar clothing brand that bared her name. Currently, she has a recurring role in the CW series All American. Smith has been married four times. She has been married to Houston cardiothoracic surgeon Brad Allen since 1997 and has two children from her marriage to filmmaker Tony Richmond. She also went through a battle with breast cancer but is now cancer-free. She also has been a celebrity ambassador for Ability First for over 40 years, an organization that helps kids with disabilities.


Kate Jackson (Sabrina Duncan)


Kate Jackson

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Jackson left the show after three seasons and appeared in shows such as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Criminal Minds, Ally McBeal and Family Guy. Jackson was one of the first actresses to have starred in five hit TV shows. After Angels she starred as Amanda King in the hit CBS show Scarecrow and Mrs. King which ran for four seasons and garnered her four Emmy nominations. Unfortunately, she too battled cancer and has largely stayed out of the public eye in recent decades. Recently, she did make a rare appearance at Smith’s son’s wedding in 2023, proving the Angels are still as close as ever, and also surprised fans at a Scarecrow and Mrs. King 40th reunion. Jackson was married three times and has one son. She will be attending the upcoming Hollywood Show in Burbank, CA on June 8.


Shelley Hack (Tiffany Welles)


Shelley Hack

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After Jackson left the show, supermodel Hack was cast to replace her but only lasted one season. She went on to star in two series, Cutter to Huston and Jack and Mike. She also did many guest appearances including The Love Boat, SeaQuest 2032 and Diagnosis Murder. Hack has left acting and is now a co-president of Smash Media with her husband, Harry Winer. The production company develops and produces content such as movies, television shows and new media. They have one daughter together as well.


Cheryl Ladd (Kris Munroe)


Cheryl Ladd

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Ladd portrayed Fawcett’s character’s sister on the show and is best known for the role. She went on to appear in shows such as CSI: Miami and NCIS and starred in several TV shows including One West Waikiki, Las Vegas and American Crime Story. Her most recent roles were in the films A Cowgirl’s Song and A Christmas for the Ages. She has been married to music producer Brian Russell since 1981. Ladd began her singing career as the singing voice of Melody on the cartoon Josie and the Pussycats and released five studio albums that went gold in Japan plus had a US top 40 charting hit with “Think it Over.” She shares a daughter named Jordan Ladd with her ex-husband David Ladd. She kept his surname after their divorce. Ladd is also a celebrity ambassador for the non-profit organization Childhelp, which aims to prevent and treat child abuse cases.


Tanya Roberts (Julie Rogers)

d. 2021

Tanya Roberts

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Roberts replaced Hack as the final Angel in 1980. Roberts played a Bond Girl in the James Bond film A View to Kill and Sheena in the comic book adaption of Sheena: Queen of the Jungle and the cult classic film Beastmaster. She also was the first Angel to pose nude for Playboy in 1981. Roberts went on to receive comic praise as Midge, Donna’s ditzy mom in That ’70s Show. She sadly passed away in 2021 at the age of 71 from a urinary tract infection.


John Forsythe (Charlie Townsend)

d. 2010

John Forsythe

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While he only appeared as the voice of Charlie in the show, he was certainly not an unseen actor in Hollywood. He is best known for portraying Blake Carrington in Dynasty. Before his death in 2010 from pneumonia at the age of 92, he reprised his role as Charlie in the 2000 and 2003 Charlie’s Angels films. He also appeared in the Dynasty reunion in 2006.

David Doyle (John Bosley)

d. 1997

Charlie's Angels David Doyle, (Nov 19, 1977), 1976-1981

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We can’t forget Doyle, who portrayed Charlie’s associate John Bosley and was the only other cast member to appear in all five seasons besides Smith. He went on to appear in shows such as Fantasy Island and The Love Boat and voiced the character Grandpa Lou Pickles on Rugrats. He died from a heart attack in 1997 at the age of 67.


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