Stephanie Zimbalist, is one of the popular TV actresses of the 90s known for her fantastic portrayal of Laura Holt in the detective series ‘Remington Steele’ featured on NBC. She is the daughter of actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr.(who passed away in 2014, aged 95) and Loranda Stephanie. She was born on October 8, 1956 in New York City, US.
Stephanie’s paternal grandfather Efrem Zimbalist was a world renowned pianist and composer, while her paternal grandmother Alma Gluck, was a famous soprano of her time. The actress was educated at the Marlborough School and graduated from Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virgnia.
Stephanie began her career with ‘The Gathering’ in 1977 and went on to do movies like The Gathering, The Magic of Lassie, The Awakening and The Golden Moment. She also worked in the mini-series called ‘Centennial’ based on James Michener’s eponymous novel. What made her a household name across the world was the popular detective series ‘Remington Steele’ in which she played the character of Laura Holt. She started opposite Pierce Brosnan in the hit TV series that ran successfully from 1982 to 1987.
Stephanie has also acted in other TV serials like Caroline, The Great Elephant Escape and The Man in the Brown Suit. She has also actively pursued theater featuring in musicals like ‘My Only and Only’ and has on the Best Actress Critics ‘Robby’ award for Best Actress in The Rainmaker in 2001. In 2009, she has played Katharine Hepburn in Tea at Five. She has also been a part of an audiobook known as The Girls, which went on to win the Listen-Up Award, in 2006.
Stephanie Zimbalist – Why She Never Married
Oddly for an attractive woman who was one of the biggest crushes for most male viewers in the 80s and early 90s, Stephanie Zimbalist is not married and does not even have a boyfriend, today! Of course, that does not mean she never had a boyfriend.
Zimbalist dated Tony Berg, the rock composer who is now married and has a child of his own. She also dated co-star Gregory Harrison. She says, “Well, the relationship was more of a flash in the pan. We were dating during our ‘Centennial’ days but over a period of time, we have become solid friends but romance has gone pfff”
Zimbalist had stood her ground on these years to her statement; she was clear about one thing – that she is never going to be the woman ‘behind’ the man. She says, “I will never marry the head of GM or be the wife of this big movie star. When this happens, your life becomes somebody else’s. I am very happy in my own personal space.”
Stephanie Zimbalist – Net Worth
The 5 feet 6 inch tall actress has a net worth of $3 million.
What is Stephanie Zimbalist doing now?
As far as her professional front is concerned, Zimbalist stars in the 2015 play called ‘Living on Love’ at Seven Angels Theater, where she plays an opera diva who find out that her famous celebrity husband has been cheating on her with a younger girl, who had been hired to write his autobiography Stephanie hires a handsome, young writer to write her own autobiography and voila! Sparks being to fly.
Stephanie Zimbalist is hailed as an all-American woman with a vibe that an average lady can relate to, even though she still stays gorgeous as she was. She says that she is not really interested in the rat race of Hollywood, she has refrained from doing Botox or plastic surgery to look younger. Her genuine humility and her confidence are her twin assets.