"Charlie's Angels" was as much a statement on current women's fashion as it was a private detective show as the three women modeled the latest styles.
“The three of us had a great deal to say of which clothes to wear,” Jaclyn said in the UK documentary.
“Women did tune in to see the fashion. We were sort of like Barbie dolls prancing around in pretty clothes.”
Jaclyn was born in Houston and moved to New York to dance with the ballet. She began modeling and landed the job as the “Breck girl” for Breck shampoo. (She later switched brands and modeled for Wella Balsam shampoo).
She had small roles in several made for TV movies, and appeared in TV series “The Partridge Family,” “McCloud,” and “The Rookies,” a show which starred her future “Angel” co-star Kate Jackson.
A gig in the TV show “Switch,” which starred Robert Wagner, proved to be a fortuitous break for Jackie. When Spelling originally developed the all-female detective series – called “The Alley Cats” – Wagner recommended Jaclyn for a role as one of the “alley cats” because he was impressed with her work in his series.