what are the facts about suzanne somers?

Suzanne Marie Somers (October 16, 1946 – October 15, 2023) was an American actress, author, singer, businesswoman, and health spokesperson. She was cast in the television role of Chrissy Snow on Three’s Company from 1977 to 1981 and as Carol Foster Lambert on Step by Step from 1991 to 1998.

Somers later wrote several books, including two autobiographies, four diet books, and a book of poetry. Her book, Ageless: The Naked Truth About Bioidentical Hormones (2006), about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and the Wiley protocol, controversial treatments for menopausal women, was heavily criticized. Her book, Knockout (2009), which promoted alternative cancer treatments, was criticized by the American Cancer Society.


Full Name:

Suzanne Marie Somers


The Queen of the Jiggles

Birth date:

October 16, 1946



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5′ 5″

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Net Worth:

$100 million

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Suzanne Somers is the third born of her four siblings. Her parents were Frank and Marion Mahoney. They were both hard-working people who worked really hard to make a living. When she was little, she had an issue with learning at school and was diagnosed with dyslexia. Although she had trouble with academics, she was great at art and theater. Later on, she got enrolled in the theater program where she pursued her goals. Because of her great performance, she got a music scholarship from a college, but within a year after she got the scholarship, she got pregnant and married the child’s father.

Somers was not happy in her marriage, and she began an affair with her former drama teacher. When the husband found out about the affair, he divorced her after two years. She was a single mom and was raising her son by herself. She began modeling in San Francisco so that she can support her son. In 1968, she was awarded a job as a prize model at a game show hosted by Alan Hamel, who became her husband.

The two started dating and she got pregnant while Hamel was still married, The two came to the conclusion that Somers should have an abortion. She went ahead and got the abortion, from which she had complications and she bled for days. In the early 1970s, Somers landed minor roles in television shows, and then, later on, she got a role in the TV series “Three’s Company” in 1976, which was a big hit. In 1992, she co-hosted the series “Candid Camera.”


  • Was the first choice to play Jill Munroe on Charlie’s Angels, but the role ultimately went to Farrah Fawcett
  • Author of two autobiographies: Keeping Secrets (1988) and After the Fall: How I Picked Myself Up, Dusted Myself Off, and Started All Over Again (1998)
  • Also published a tome of poetry called Touch Me: The Poems of Suzanne Somers (1980) and a number of self-help books
  • Won two People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Series for Three’s Company in 1977 and Step by Step in 1991
  • Founded the Suzanne Somers Institute for the Effects of Addictions on Families in 1990
  • Has performed as a member of the USO
  • Made her Broadway debut in the 2005 one-woman show The Blonde in the Thunderbird, which was based on her autobiographies
  • Spokeswoman for the ThighMaster


    • 1992People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Female Performer in a New TV Series: Winner
    • 1979Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Nominated
    • 1978People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Female Performer in a New TV Program: Winner


    • Danny Mahoney — Brother
    • Bruce Somers — Ex-husband
    • Frank Mahoney — Father
    • Alan Hamel — Husband
    • Marion Mahoney — Mother
    • Maureen Gilmartin — Sister
    • Bruce Somers Jr. — Son
    • Leslie Hamel — Stepdaughter
    • Stephen Hamel — Stepson
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