Jacqueline Beer Biography

French-American actress

Jacqueline Beer (born Jacqueline Vangramberg; 14 October 1932 in Paris, France) is a French-American film and television actress who was Miss France in the 1954 Miss Universe Pageant. She is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Thor Heyerdahl Ins*ute, located in Larvik, Norway. Her second husband was scientist Thor Heyerdahl. She was sometimes credited as Jacqueline Baer.


  • 1 Early years
  • 2 Film and TV
  • 3 Personal life
  • 4 Television appearances
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Early years

Beer's father was "a well-known writer and owner of a large horse farm." Her formal education came at a convent near Paris.

Film and TV

Soon after winning the Miss France contest, Beer signed a contract with Paramount Pictures. Her American film debut came in 1956 when she had an uncredited role as a model in Bob Hope comedy That Certain Feeling. She also played Marianne in war drama Screaming Eagles (1956) and Monique Souvir in the mystery/thriller The Prize (1963).

She is best remembered today for her five-year role as Suzanne Fabray, nicknamed "Frenchy," the charming and efficient switchboard operator (and occasional operative) on the cl*ic private eye TV series 77 Sunset Strip.

Personal life

Beer married Jean Antoine Garcia Roady, an accountant, on November 26, 1955. They had two sons, Serge and Laurent, and a daughter, Sabine.

In 1991, Beer married ethnographer and adventurer Thor Heyerdahl, whom she met in Güímar, on the Spanish island of Tenerife. She became part of his work, using her skills as an amateur photographer. Since his death in 2002, she has remained active in the Thor Heyerdahl Research Centre in Aylesbury, UK, and is Chair of the Board of Directors.

Television appearances

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    External links

    • Jacqueline Beer at IMDb
    • Jacqueline Beer at AllMovie

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