Birth Name: Emma Samms
Birth Place: London, England, GB
Samms originally had her sights set on a career as a ballet dancer, and, at age 10, was already studying with and doing arabesques for the Royal Ballet Theatre in London. A bout with bursitis ended all hopes for her dance career and, after a brief stint studying to be a medical technician, Samms became a model, signed by a Japanese cosmetics company. Tiring of modeling, she won the role of Princess Zuleira in a 1978 feature film version of "Arabian Adventure" on her first audition. The miniseries "Goliath Awaits", in which she was opposite Mark Harmon, followed, and Samms decided that to find true stardom as an actress, she'd have to give Hollywood a go. She did, and in 1982 joined the cast ...