Alana Stewart

Alana Hamilton Stewart (/əˈlɑːnə/; born May 18, 1945) is an American actress, author, producer, and former model.[1] She has also used her maiden name, Alana Collins, and her names from her first marriage, Alana Collins-Hamilton and Alana Hamilton, professionally.[2]

Alana Stewart
Born
Alana Kaye Collins

(1945-05-18) May 18, 1945 (age 76)
Other namesAlana Collins-Hamilton, Alana Hamilton
OccupationActress, model, producer, author
Spouse(s)
(m. 1972; div. 1975)

(m. 1979; div. 1984)
ChildrenAshley Hamilton
Kimberly Stewart
Sean Stewart
Modeling information
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair colorBlonde
AgencyStorm Models, London

Early lifeEdit

Born Alana Kaye Collins in San Diego, she grew up in Nacogdoches, Texas, and Houston,[3] before heading to New York to become a model.[2] She claimed to have grown up in poverty.[1][2] Collins signed with Ford Models and traveled to Los Angeles for many television and commercial appearances.[1]

Acting careerEdit

In the early 1970s, she began an acting career.[2] Her first role was a bit part in the biographical film Evel Knievel which starred her then-husband, George Hamilton.[2] She later appeared in small roles in television shows such as The Bionic Woman and Fantasy Island.[2]

In 1995, she and ex-husband George Hamilton hosted their own syndicated talk show, George & Alana.[4] The series was cancelled the following year.[5]

In 2003, Stewart was a contestant in the ABC reality series I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.[6]

From 2006 to 2009, Stewart filmed and produced an Emmy-nominated 90-minute documentary, "Farrah's Story", chronicling her friend and fellow model Farrah Fawcett's battle with cancer.[7]

In 2012, she guest-starred in an episode of the Caruso|Portier web-series DeVanity as Claudia Muller, the mother of Lara Muller DeVanity and Dr. Portia Muller Roth.[8]

Political activitiesEdit

In 2014, Alana, who is a Republican, endorsed her friend, Independent candidate Marianne Williamson, for U.S. Congress in California's 33rd district.[9]

Alana is an outspoken Trump supporter, having voted for him in 2016 and 2020.[10][11] Unlike most of her colleagues in Hollywood, she opposes restrictions on gun ownership, aside from "stringent background checks".[12] Post-divorce, she has lived alone and keeps her gun on her bedside table.[12]

Alana was a signatory of the bipartisan letter calling for Walmart to allow sales of the DVD and Blu-Ray discs of the 2019 political documentary No Safe Spaces.[13] After Fox News called the 2020 presidential election in Arizona for Joe Biden, she was among the list of conservatives who ceased supporting the news channel and switched to Newsmax.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

She married actor George Hamilton in 1972. They had one child, a son named Ashley Hamilton. The couple divorced in 1975.[5]

In 1979, she married rock star Rod Stewart. The couple had a daughter, Kimberly, and a son, Sean. Alana and Rod Stewart divorced in 1984, but she retained his surname.[14][15]

In the early 1990s, Stewart discovered she had the Epstein-Barr virus after having suffered from symptoms caused by the virus for two decades.[16] In 1994, she began speaking out about her illness and revealed that she removed her breast implants because she felt they contributed to her illness.[4]

Alana was a close friend of Farrah Fawcett, who died in 2009 after a long battle with cancer,[17] and she is the current President/CEO of the Farah Fawcett Foundation.[18] Her 2009 New York Times best seller My Journey with Farrah: A Story of Life, Love, and Friendship is dedicated to her journey with Fawcett.[1]

In 2012, she published a book titled Rearview Mirror: A Memoir, detailing her upbringing, early career as a model, her marriages and subsequent divorces, and the deaths of her mother and Fawcett.[1][2]

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1971 Evel Knievel Nurse #1
1972 Night Call Nurses Janis
1973 Medusa Eleana
1975 Funny Lady Girl with Nick
1979 Ravagers Miriam
1984 Where the Boys Are '84 Maggie
1984 Swing Shift Frankie Parker
1989 Small Sacrifices Neighbor Woman
1997 Meet Wally Sparks Alana Stewart
1998 Mom, Can I Keep Her? Eva Blair Direct-to-video
1999 Wasted in Babylon Lily
2002 Camel Toe the Movie Killer
2002 Naked Movie The Wife
2005 Between Dianne's Mother
2011 Delivered Marilyn
2017 The Fabulous Allan Carr Herself Documentary
2018 Swiped Sunny
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1974–76 Tattletales Herself 25 episodes
1977 The Love Boat Mrs. Stanfield Episode: "Julie's Old Flame/The Jinx/The Identical Problem"
1977 The Bionic Woman Carol Episode: "Over the Hill Spy"
1978 Fantasy Island Nikki Episode: "Bet a Million/Mr. Irresistible"
1982 Hart to Hart Claire Austen Episode: "Blue and Broken-Harted"
1984 Masquerade Christine Episode: "The French Correction"
1985 The Fall Guy Barbara Hackett Episode: "I Love Paris"
1986 The Love Boat Miss Enty Episode: "The Art Lover/Couples/Made for Each Other"
1995–96 George & Alana Herself 180 episodes
2003 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Herself 10 episodes (2nd celebrity to leave)
2009 Farrah's Story Herself TV documentary
2012 DeVanity Claudia Muller Episode: "Other People's Bodies"
2015 Stewarts & Hamiltons Herself 8 episodes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Author". Alana Stewart. 2019-05-21. Retrieved 2021-02-21.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Mallorie, Carole (2012-09-14). "A Look at Alana Stewart's 'Rearview Mirror'". TheWrap. Retrieved 2021-02-21.
  3. ^ Jerome, Jim (1979-02-05). "'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?'". People. Retrieved 2008-07-29.
  4. ^ a b Schindehette, Susan (1995-11-16). "Ex Marks the Spot". People. Retrieved 2008-07-29.
  5. ^ a b "George Hamilton Biography (1939-)". filmreference.com. Retrieved 2008-07-29.
  6. ^ Susman, Gary (2003-01-15). "Welcome to the Jungle". ew.com. Retrieved 2008-07-29.
  7. ^ Tourtellotte, Bob (2009-07-16). "Emmy nod bittersweet for maker of "Farrah's Story"". Reuters. Retrieved 2021-02-21.
  8. ^ "DeVanity: Season 2, Episode 7 "Other People's Bodies"". devanity.com. Archived from the original on 2015-09-22. Retrieved 2013-02-17.
  9. ^ Fortini, Amanda (2014-04-25). "Marianne Williamson is Campaigning for a Miracle". ELLE. Retrieved 2021-02-21.
  10. ^ "Alana Stewart talks about if Donald Trump will damage media freedom of press while shopping in Bever". The Paparazzi Gamer via YouTube. 2017-09-13.
  11. ^ a b Nolan, Emma (2020-11-04). "Conservatives turn against Fox News over election coverage, change channel to Newsmax". Newsweek. Retrieved 2021-02-21.
  12. ^ a b McKay, Hollie (2014-12-20). "Alana Stewart: Hollywood honchos 'hypocritical' when it comes to guns | Fox News". Fox News. Retrieved 2021-02-21.
  13. ^ Bond, Paul (2020-06-23). "Conservative, liberal celebs urge Walmart to allow sale of free speech film". Newsweek. Retrieved 2021-02-21.
  14. ^ "Stewart to be father again at 60". CNN.com. 2005-06-01. Retrieved 2008-07-29.
  15. ^ Armstrong, Lois; Cunneff, Tom; Johnson, Kristina; Ramsay, Carolyn; Sanderson, Jane; Matsumoto, Nancy (1995-01-23). "I Married a Wanted Man". People. Retrieved 2008-07-29.
  16. ^ "Alana Stewart bounces back from Epstein-Barr". USA Today. 2001-07-31. Retrieved 2008-07-29.
  17. ^ "Farrah Fawcett being remembered at LA funeral". Deseret News. Associated Press. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2021-02-21.
  18. ^ "Farrah Fawcett Foundation - Board of Directors". thefarahfawcettfoundation.org. Retrieved 30 March 2018.

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