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Emma Samms Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Emma Elizabeth Wylie Samuelson was born on the 28th August 1960, in London, England, and is an actress and host best known to the world as Emma Samms, and for her roles in soap operas including “The Colbys” (1985-1987), “Dynasty” (1985-1989), and “General Hospital” (1983-2015), among other differing appearances. Emma’s career started in 1979.

Have you ever wondered how rich Emma Samms is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Samms’ net worth is as high as $10 million, an amount earned through her successful career in the entertainment industry.

Emma Samms Net Worth $10 Million

Emma is the daughter of Madeleine U. (nee White), who was a ballet dancer, and Michael E.W. Samuelson, who ran a film equipment rental company. From her early years, Emma was raised in the Jewish religion, and her mother took her to ballet lessonstoo. She trained in ballet at the Royal Ballet School, however, a hip injury when she was 15 years old stopped her from reaching full potential, and so she switched her focus to acting, and apparently it paid off.

Her career began with the role of Princess Zuleira in the film “Arabian Adventure” (1979), while in 1980 she featured in the made-for-television film “More Wild Wild West”, and just two years later got her breakout role of Holly Sutton Scorpio in the ABC daytime opera “General Hospital” (1982-1985). She returned to the show in 1992 and from then on appeared sporadically until 2015. She left “General Hospital” in 1985 for a different soap opera, entitled “Dynasty”, in which she portrayed Fallon Carrington Colby, staying on the show until 1987, and then appeared in the miniseries “Dynasty: The Reunion” (1991). Her character immediately received praise from fans, which resulted in the spin-off series “The Colbys”, which also ran from 1985 until 1987, increasing Emma’s net worth to a large degree.

In 1989 she starred in the historical drama “The Lady and the Highwayman”, next to Oliver Reed, Claire Bloom and High Grant, and she began the ‘90s with the lead role in action adventure “Bejewelled”, with Paris Jefferson and Dick Benedict. In the early ‘90s, Emma appeared in several films that turned out to be a bust, but she rebounded in 1994 when she was cast as Grayson Louder in the TV series “Models Inc.” (1994-1995). Nothing changed at the start of a new millennium – in 2002 she appeared in the mystery drama “Pretend You Don’t See Her”, and the comedy “Pets” the same year. In 2005 she portrayed Amanda Clay in the TV series “Doctors”, and in 2012 appeared in the horror film “Boogeyman”.

Most recently, Emma appeared in the romantic drama “Love Blossoms” (2017), starring Shantel VanSanten, Victor Webster and Callum Blue, which also improved her wealth.

Emma has also had experience as a host and celebrity contestant in several shows; in 1985 she appeared in “Trivia Trap”, “Body Language”, and from 1986 until 1989 was a contestant in the “Super Password”. She appeared in several Annual Award shows too, including “The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards” (1995), while most recently, she was the host of the TV series “Murder Behind Mansion Walls” (2015).

To speak further of her accomplishments, Emma also tried herself as a model, as she appeared in several magazines, including Inside Sports among others, although she twice refused to appear on the cover of Playboy.

Regarding her personal life, she has been married and divorced three times. Her first husband was Bansi Nagji, from 23rd February 1991 until 27th May 1992. Two years later she married Tim Dillon, but that also lasted for a year. In 1996 she married John Holloway with whom she gave birth to two children, before their divorce in 2003.

Emma is known for her charitable activities; alongside her cousin, Peter Samuelson, she co-founded the Starlight Children’s Foundation, which helps children with severe health problems to cope with their situation. She started the organization in honor of her brother, who died from aplastic anemia when he was only nine years old.

Thanks to her generosity in philanthropy, Emma appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 honors list.

Emma Samms information

Emma Samms information

Birth date: August 28, 1960
Birth place: London, United Kingdom
Height:5 ft 3 in (1.61 m)
Profession:Actress
Education:Royal Ballet School
Nationality:British
Spouse:John Holloway (m. 1996–2003), Tim Dillon (m. 1994–1995), Bansi Nagji (m. 1991–1992)
Children:Beatrice Holloway, Cameron Holloway
Parents:Madeleine U. Samuelson, Michael E. W. Samuelson
Siblings:Jamie Samuelson

More about Emma Samms:

  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Facts
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
General Hospital1983-2015TV SeriesHolly Sutton Scorpio Holly Sutton
Vendetta2013Sandra Vickers
Boogeyman2012TV MovieChief Gideon
Dad Dancing2011ShortMum
Casualty2011TV SeriesRachel Greer
The Bill2007TV SeriesElla Winstanley
Doctors2005TV SeriesAmanda Clay
The Marksman2005VideoAmanda Jacks
Supernova2005TV MovieLaurie Stephenson
Ghosts of Albion: Embers2004TV MovieQueen Bodicea (voice)
Holby City2003TV SeriesElizabeth Woods
Ghosts of Albion: Legacy2003TV MovieQueen Bodicea (voice)
The Little Unicorn2002Lucy Regan
Pets2002Rebecca
The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina2002VideoShelley Beetle (voice)
Pretend You Don't See Her2002TV MovieLacey Farrell
Humanoids from the Deep1996TV MovieDr. Drake
Tales from the Crypt1996TV SeriesYvonne
Gargoyles1995TV SeriesGruoch
Models Inc.1994-1995TV SeriesGrayson Louder
Terminal Voyage1994Becker
Treacherous Beauties1994TV MovieAnne Marie Kerr
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1994TV SeriesArianna Carlin
Diagnosis Murder1994TV SeriesCleopatra Quinlin
Fatal Inheritance1993Bridgid O'Toole
Harmful Intent1993TV MovieKelly Everson
Shadow of a Stranger1992TV MovieSarah Clinton
Illusions1992/ITV MovieLaura Sanderson
Get a Life1992TV SeriesTricia Paddington
Dynasty: The Reunion1991TV SeriesFallon Carrington Colby
Delirious1991Rachel Hedison / Laura Claybourne
Bejewelled1991TV MovieStacey
The Shrimp on the Barbie1990Alex
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court1989TV MovieQueen Guenivere
Dynasty1985-1989TV SeriesFallon Carrington Colby
My Two Dads1989TV SeriesMarcy
The Lady and the Highwayman1989TV MovieBarbara Castlemaine
Murder, She Wrote1988TV SeriesPamela Leeds
The New Mike Hammer1987TV SeriesJamie Jinx
The Colbys1985-1987TV SeriesFallon Carrington Colby
Murder in Three Acts1986TV MovieEgg
Hotel1984-1985TV SeriesKelly Howland / Kathleen Shaye
Ellis Island1984TV Mini-SeriesViolet Weiler
Goliath Awaits1981TV MovieLea McKenzie
More Wild Wild West1980TV MovieMirabelle Merriwether
Yesterday's Hero1979Candy (uncredited)
Arabian Adventure1979Princess Zuleira

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Law of Moments2015Short story / writer
His Bodyguard1998TV Movie story / teleplay

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Law of Moments2015Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Vince Spinnato Documentary2016Documentary post-productionHerself
Murder Behind Mansion Walls2015TV SeriesHerself - Host
Big Brother's Bit on the Side2015TV SeriesHerself
Tumble2014TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Pointless Celebrities2013TV SeriesHerself
Daybreak2011TV SeriesHerself
Piers Morgan's Life Stories2010TV SeriesHerself
Loose Women2006-2010TV SeriesHerself
This Morning2003-2009TV SeriesHerself
Through the Keyhole2008TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Scissorhands2006TV SeriesHerself
The British Soap Awards 2006: The Party2006TV SpecialHerself
Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar2006TV MovieHerself / Fallon Carrington
The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
GMTV2005TV SeriesHerself
Breakfast2005TV SeriesHerself
Biography2005TV Series documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2001-2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Favorite Stars: Then & Now2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHerself
RI:SE2003TV SeriesHerself
Richard & Judy2003TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHerself
After They Were Famous2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Screen Tests of the Stars2002DocumentaryHerself - Interviewee
All-Star Party for Aaron Spelling1998TV SpecialHerself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Dave's World1994TV SeriesHerself
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHerself
Circus of the Stars and Sideshow1992TV Special documentaryHerself - Performer
Jeopardy!1992TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHerself
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHerself
The 12th Annual CableACE Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
George Burns - His Wit and Wisdom1989VideoHerself
Good Morning America1989TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHerself
The Home Show1989TV SeriesHerself
The Magic of David Copperfield XI: The Explosive Encounter1989TV SpecialHerself - Special Guest Host
Super Password1986-1989TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHerself
5th Annual Soap Opera Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
Circus of the Stars #131988TV Special documentaryHerself - Performer
Hour Magazine1985-1988TV SeriesHerself
Blackout1988TV SeriesHerself
Newhart1988TV SeriesHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1986-1988TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Calgary Olympic Holiday Special1987TV MovieHerself
The Late Show1987TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight1987TV SeriesHerself
Throb1987TV SeriesHerself
Harry Anderson's Sideshow1987TV MovieHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1987TV SeriesHerself
The Wil Shriner Show1987TV SeriesHerself
Billy Vera: I Can Take Care of Myself1987ShortHerself
Wogan1987TV SeriesHerself
The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Favourite New Television Drama Program
Fame, Fortune and Romance1986TV SeriesHerself
The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Program
Body Language1985TV SeriesHerself
The ABC All-Star Spectacular1985TV MovieHerself - Actress
Battle of the Network Stars XVIII1985TV SpecialHerself - ABC Team
Trivia Trap1985TV SeriesHerself
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards1984TV SpecialHerself
Breakaway1984TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
John Candy: Comic Spirit2005Video documentary shortRachel Hedison

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsHottest Female StarGeneral Hospital (1963)
1988Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite Super Couple: Prime TimeThe Colbys (1985)· John James
1986Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite Super Couple on a Prime Time SerialThe Colbys (1985)· John James


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#Fact
1She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to Seriously and Terminally Ill Children. She is the co-founder of the Starlight Children's Foundation and lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England.
2Samms had lots of acting mentors: Rachel Ames, Anna Lee, John Forsythe and Charlton Heston.
3Lives in England and is pursuing a career as a scriptwriter, while also raising her two children. [August 2000]
4From a family that has been active in the British film business since the early 20th century.
5Was engaged to Marvin Hamlisch in the early 1980s.
6Narrated "The Heiress Bride" by Catherine Coulter.
7Sold her white piano to her friend, Kin Shriner, before moving back to England in the early 1990s.
8Was on Dynasty (1981) and General Hospital (1963) at the same time. Eventually, Dynasty (1981) won out.
9Turned down the offer to be Playboy's centerfold twice.
10Once worked as a certified emergency medical technician in Los Angeles.
11Lovely London-born actress who found a popular niche on both daytime (General Hospital (1963)) and nighttime (Dynasty (1981)) soap operas during the 1980s.
12Has one sister and two brothers.
13Has two children, Cameron (b. 1997) and Beatrice (b. 3/30/1998).
14She is a co-founder of "The Starlight Foundation" in 1982.
15She co-founded the Starlight Children's Foundation as a tribute to her brother, Jamie, who died of aplastic anemia at age 8.

#Quote
1The Emma Samms persona is a suit I put on for work. Who I really am is the wife and mother and daughter and sister and friend.
2As you get older, it's nice to be able to relax a bit about your appearance. Writing does that for me. It comes from inside me, from my brain and from my heart, and hopefully it has much more value than anything that's on the exterior.

#Trademark
1shapely legs
2Deep sultry voice
3Voluptuous figure
4Natural brunette hair

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