Suzanne Somers is a prolific American actress and singer who rose to superstardom following her wonderful performances in the television sitcoms Step by Step and Three’s Company. Interestingly, Somers isn’t just an actress and singer; she is equally an entrepreneur and acclaimed author. She has written many books including two autobiographies as well as a book of poetry. Others are four diet books and her best-selling self-help book titled Ageless: The Naked Truth About Bioidentical Hormones. Learn more about Suzanne below.
Suzanne Somers Biography: How Old is She?
The amazing movie star was born Suzanne Marie Mahoney on the 16th day of October 1946. She was raised by her parents, Francis and Marion Mahoney in San Bruno, California in the United States. Her mother worked as a medical secretary while her dad served as a labourer/gardener. Suzanne has three other siblings with whom she was raised in a Catholic family. She belongs to Irish-American ethnicity while she is an American by nationality.
As a child, Suzanne graduated from Capuchino High School situated in San Bruno, California. She also went to San Francisco College for Women. While she was there, Suzanne participated in various theatre performances organized by her school and prior to her graduation; she became pregnant which led her to drop out of college. Although she got married to her baby’s dad Bruce Somers, their marriage ended after three years. After she ended her marriage with Bruce, the young and aspiring actress resorted to doing some odd jobs in order to support herself and her child.
Joining the American entertainment industry in the late ‘60s; Suzanne worked as a model and equally featured in several TV shows, as well as game shows and films. At the early stages of her career, one of her most popular roles was when she portrayed a blonde lady wearing a white Thunderbird in American Graffiti alongside Richard Dreyfuss. She also starred in other films such as Bullitt, Daddy’s Gone A-Hunting and Fools.
During the ‘70s, Suzanne appeared in a handful of movies and TV series including Mantrap, Lotsa Luck, The Rockford Files, Sky Heist, Starsky & Hutch, Fools, and Magnum Force, among others. The outstanding actress earned her breakthrough in 1977 following her breakout role in the sitcom titled Three’s Company. She played a recurring role as Chrissy Snow alongside Joyce DeWitt and John Ritter. Her character was written off the show in 1981 due issues she had with the producers.
Suzanne continued making giant strides in Hollywood and she appeared in numerous movies during the ’90s and 2000s to date. Her other popular movies include Serial Mom, Rusty: A Dog’s Tale, and Say It Isn’t So. Suzanne has also appeared in reality TV shows including Step by Step; Full House, Exclusive, Love-Struck, The Darklings, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and Dancing with the Stars, etc.
Asides the movies, Suzanne became a Las Vegas entertainer during the ‘80s and has featured on several adverts and commercials. one of her famous gigs was an ad for the exercise equipment production coy named Thighmaster. As a model, she has been featured on the cover of the Playboy magazine, among others. In addition, she has hosted a good number of TV shows including She’s the Sheriff, Candid Camera, Suzanne Somers Breaking Through, and many others.
Suzanne Somers Net Worth
The American actress has seen a successful acting career, she is also making it in her other endeavours. Being a career-woman, Suzanne has earned a lot of money through her books and movies and she is currently living a lavish lifestyle. Her net worth is currently estimated to be $100 million. She earns her fortune from the sale of her books as well as acting and other business endeavours. Notably, for her excellent achievements, Suzanne was inducted into the Infomercial Hall of Fame in May 2014.
Like we aforementioned, the blonde actress was previously married to a man named Bruce Somers in 1965. They welcomed their only child, a son named Bruce Somers Jr. a few months after their wedding. The couple went their separate ways three years later in 1968.
Soon after their divorce, Suzanne Somers caught the attention of Alan Hamel, the then-host of the Anniversary Game. Alan is a Canadian television star and entertainer, born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He is famously known for hosting popular shows such as Razzle Dazzle, Alan Hamel’s Comedy Bag, Tattletales, and many others.
The duo kicked off their relationship in 1968 and after ten years, they tied the knot in 1977. Prior to their marriage, Alan was previously married to Marilyn Hamel with whom he had two children, a son named Stephen and a daughter named Leslie Hamel. After their marriage, Suzanne became a stepmother to Alan’s children while Hamel became a stepdad to Suzanne’s son. Amazingly, the pair has been living happily ever after for over three decades and there is no sign of marital issues/breakup between them.