Fulfilling her lifelong dream to dance, and overcoming a serious back injury, Jane took the dance floor by storm, appearing on the phenomenal sensation Dancing with the Stars. As the most seasoned woman to compete on the show, she showed the half-dressed twenty-somethings how to foxtrot, cha cha, and tango. She also rallied her strength and showcased her talent as she overcame a series of personal tragedies, including the loss of her mother, while on the show. A true professional, she continues to inspire everyone who has ever had a dream to take the steps to make it happen.
Dubbed a "Renaissance Woman" by the press, Jane recently launched the new Jane Seymour Home Collection – a national lifestyle brand inspired by her homes, art and family-centered lifestyle. Rolled out in 2007, this collection of home textiles, lighting, home fragrance and decorative accessories is available at such retailers as The Great Indoors and amazon.com.
In her new role as designer, Jane is also developing an accessories and jewellery collection.
Jane is also an established author. Her eighth book, Making Yourself at Home, a decorating book featuring her home and lifestyle tips hit shelves in 2007. Amongst her other books is the autobiographical Remarkable Changes: Turning Life’s Challenges into Opportunities, profiling her own and 20 personal stories of others who have experienced positive transformation in the face of life-changing crisis. The birth of her twins John and Kris in 1995 inspired Jane to team with her husband, director/producer/actor James Keach, to write a series of exceedingly successful children’s books entitled This One ‘N That One, inspired by the changes having twins brought into their lives. She is also the author of Two at a Time: A Journey through Twin Pregnancy and Birth and Jane Seymour’s Guide to Romantic Living.
When she is not acting, writing or designing, Jane can be found in her painting studio. With a thriving career as an artist and her own art gallery in Los Angeles, she has exhibited in numerous galleries and venues across the nation. Her art also serves as an inspiration for her designs that include an exclusive collection of art to wear handbags and scarves.
Jane began painting nearly a decade ago prompted by a period of personal challenge and her art became the expression of a very private healing process. She emerged from this experience as an accomplished and passionate painter. Today, Jane sketches and paints at her Malibu studio, on movie sets and on her travels. Over the past sixteen years she has created an intimate world of delicate watercolours and colorful vibrant oil paintings, and has accepted select private commissions.
Her talents as an established fine artist have led way to the artist being asked to create costume and set designs for the Houston Ballet’s production of “Five Poems” in 2001, the mounting of her first one woman museum exhibition in 2004 at the Butler Institute of American Art, as well as being selected as one of the official painters of the 2005 Torino Winter Olympics, and the official artist of the 2006 Naples Winter Wine Festival.
Most importantly, Jane continues to raise much needed funds and gives through donations of her artwork to numerous local and national charities which help children in need, raise awareness for women’s heart health and various other important issues dear to her heart.
In addition to her busy life of acting, writing, designing and painting, and mothering six children, Jane is a dedicated activist for a number of charities seeking to improve children’s lives around the world and has been actively involved in charitable endeavors for over twenty-five years. She serves as the Honorary Chairperson for City Hearts, an organization that enriches the lives of inner-city children and disadvantaged youths by teaching and involving them in arts programs including painting, dancing, photography and acting. Jane is an International Ambassador for Childhelp, a national organization dedicated to the research, treatment and prevention of child abuse. In addition to winning the organisation's ‘Woman of the World’ Award, she has also the recipient of many other honours for her social and charitable achievements. She is, as well, a member of the American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet and spearheads their campaign to eradicate measles as the number one killer of children in Africa.
Jane is an advocate of combining traditional Western Medicine with alternative medicine practice, after witnessing the amazing results the combination had upon her ailing father in his last days, as well as the positive influence this theory has had on her other family members.
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