A talented actress who has portrayed some of the most dramatic plots on TV, Emma Samms can certainly boast of a shimmering career that has spanned over 30 years. She rose to fame in the 1980s following her roles in some of the most popular soap operas and series, such as ABC’s long-standing hit General Hospital and Dynasty. Emma seems to be missing in action in recent years and there have been queries about the thespian’s whereabouts and what she has been up to lately. From her early life to her career highlights, her dating history and so much more, below are details about the actress.
What Happened To Emma Samms?
The English actress from London was welcomed into the world on August 28, 1960. Emma has deep roots in the entertainment industry. While her father Michael E. W. Samuelson was a businessman with investments in the film industry, her mother Madeleine White was a gifted stage performer who made a career from dancing ballet. Her grandfather was also a popular figure and one of the cinema pioneers in her home country.
Emma Samms inherited her mother’s genes and worked to also become a professional ballet dancer. Hence, the actress attended a cognate institution, the Royal Ballet School in order to sharpen her skills for the art. Emma may have actually lived out her dreams but for an unfortunate incident that she suffered at the age of 15. Following a hip injury, she was forced to ditch her ballet career for acting.
Emma debuted on the acting scene in 1979 with the movie Arabian Adventure and remained active for over three decades. She has credited roles in other movies like Goliath Awaits (1981), Murder in Three Acts (1986), The Lady and the Highwayman (1989), The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990), Bejewelled (1991), Delirious (1991), Treacherous Beauties (1994), Pretend You Don’t See Her (2002), The Marksman (2005), and Vendetta (2013).
The actress enjoyed a bigger success on the small screen. She made her TV debut in 1983 and is famed as Holly Sutton Scorpio on General Hospital, a role she played on the daytime soap opera until 2015. Emma can also be recognized as Fallon Carrington Colby from the hit ’80s series Dynasty and The Colbys. Thereafter, Samms went on to secure versatile roles as Grayson Louder in Models Inc. (1994-1995), Elizabeth Woods in Holby City (2003), Amanda Clay in Doctors (2005 and 2008), and as Rachel Greer in Casualty (2011).
In the course of her TV career, Emma Samms has notably left and rejoined some series (such as Dynasty and Doctors). The veteran actress left General Hospital in 2015 after appearing in over 60 episodes. A few years after, her beloved fans are still keeping hopes alive that she’ll return to the hit ABC soap opera.
Emma recently left fans worried after revealing that she’s been battling Bell’s palsy which left her face paralyzed. The actress also disclosed via social media that she has been receiving and responding well to treatment and now fares a lot better. Regardless of the illness, Samms still looks stunning and continues to make the best out of life.
Who Is Her Spouse?
Emma Samms’ relationship and marriage history are perhaps even more interesting than her acting career. The General Hospital alum has had three marital attempts. Emma’s first marriage was with Bansi Nagji whom she wedded in February 1991; their union hit the rocks one year later. Samms soon moved on to her second husband, Tim Dillon. The actress repeated history as the marriage only lasted from January 1994 to October 1995.
Samms’ third and longest marriage was with John Holloway. The ex-couple tied the knot in 1996 and remained together until 2003. However, Emma and John’s union produced two kids – a son named Cameron and a daughter called Beatrice. Samms has not been romantically linked to anyone since her third marriage collapsed. The actress is presumably more focused on raising her kids and it is unclear if she is willing to give love a chance again.
It may be needless to say that Emma Samms was a hottie in her prime days. Besides her ex-husbands, she was romantically linked to several men, mostly her colleagues and co-stars. Some of these relationships reportedly led to engagements before they were called off. Both confirmed and speculated, these are some of the men the GH alum has been linked to; Marvin Hamlisch, Tristan Rogers, Jon-Erik Hexum, Jonathan Prince, David Corwin, Marcus Allen, Ray Abruzzo, and John James.
What Is Emma Samms Doing Now?
Emma hasn’t been active in recent years. Since her last screen credit, the British actress has conspicuously shied away from the limelight. She currently enjoys life residing in her homeland. These days, the Dynasty star appears to be exploring her other creative sides working behind the scenes for radio as a director and writer. She also spends her time giving back to the community. Notably, Samms has been actively involved with terminally ill kids. Her support services were recognized and honored in 2016 after she was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).