Kate Jackson (born on October 29, 1948 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American actress best known for her role as "Sabrina Duncan" in the 1970s television series Charlie's Angels.
She had earlier played a year-long role in the soap opera Dark Shadows in 1970 as "Daphne Harridge" and, from 1972 to 1976, co-starred as "Jill Danko" in The Rookies. From 1976 to 1979, she played the role of "Bree" on Charlie's Angels.
She was usually considered the best of the three original lead actresses, and she was the only one with prior acting qualifications. She was originally offered the role played by Meryl Streep in Kramer vs. Kramer, but due to her role on Charlie's Angels she had to withdraw, something that she has made clear hurt her career.
From 1983 to 1987, she co-starred in the TV series Scarecrow and Mrs. King with Bruce Boxleitner, in which she depicted a suburban mother who became involved with a CIA-like Agency. After that, she played the main role in Baby Boom, a TV version of the original movie starring Diane Keaton, but it only lasted one season.
Since then, she has starred in many TV movies and has made occasional guest appareances on TV.
In 1978, she married actor and producer Andrew Stevens and they subsequently divorced in 1980. She then married editor David Greenwald in 1982, but they divorced two years later. Her third marriage was to stuntman Tom Hart in 1991, but they also divorced two years later.
In 2000, she adopted a son, Charles Taylor.
Kate Jackson currently serves as a spokesperson for the Financially Strong America television series
She battled breast cancer twice, in 1987 and 1989, and survived.