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Leigh Christian (born 25 October 25, 1945) is an American actress best known for her guest starring roles on many major television series during the 1970s and 1980s including The Rockford Files, Hawaii Five-O, The Six Million Dollar Man, Knight Rider, Starsky and Hutch, The Ghost Busters, amongst others.
Leigh Christian was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania daughter of Dorothy Mae Close; she is the oldest of six siblings. Graduating high school with high honors, she continued her education and holds an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Santa Monica College. Her interests in psychology and physical health have led her to pursue further education in those fields obtaining proficiency certificates as a Sports Nutritionist and Fitness Instructor, Educational Kinesiology techniques, and practicing Aromatherapy and Physical Therapy.
In 1977, she married, moved to Las Vegas, and gave birth to her son Tao-by A. Aleman in 1978. Christian ended her marriage in 1983, and entered the business world. She had a brief retirement in 2008; and as of 2012, she is living back in Los Angeles pursuing her acting and modeling career.
She maintains close friendships with many of the actors she has worked with including Sondra Currie, wife of producer/director Alan J. Levi; and Barbara Leigh, now Assistant Photo Editor at Playboy Studio West, and former girlfriend of Elvis Presley and Jim Aubrey as well as longtime girlfriend of Steve McQueen.
She began her entertainment career in Kansas City, Missouri shooting two commercials that qualified her for a SAG card when she moved to Hollywood in 1968 and she continued doing commercials throughout her career totaling over 100 shoots.
Leigh had a co-starring role in the debut movie of Pia Zadora directed by Matt Cimber called Butterfly; Disney's The World's Greatest Athlete and two Cult Classics: The Doll Squad directed by Ted Mikels and Beyond Atlantis directed by the famous Filipino impresario of horror genre films, Eddie Romero. Leigh's role in Beyond Atlantis as Syrene, the undersea princess, placed her in an Australian Film Company's documentary entitled Machete Maidens Unleashed due for release in America sometime around 2012.
- The Rockford Files
- Hawaii Five-O
- The Six Million Dollar Man
- Knight Rider
- Starsky and Hutch
- The Ghost Busters
- Barnaby Jones
- The Fall Guy
- T. J. Hooker
- Matt Houston
- Sword of Justice
- Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law
- Flying High
- Night Gallery
- The D.A.
- Marcus Welby M.D.
Movies of the Week include:
- Intimate Agony
- Delta County U.S.A.
- Six Million Dollar Man: Solid Gold Kidnapping
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