DLM recently visited the home of Connie Stevens, an amazing woman who has experienced life’s gifts and who, in return, has helped others reach their potential.
Connie has enjoyed a long career as a teen idol, television and movie actress, a singer and entertainer, and a headliner in Las Vegas. A single mother of two beautiful daughters by ex-husband Eddie Fisher, she experienced a downturn in her career in the late 80’s and struggled to stay afloat. But in the 1990’s this “never say die” personality began a new lucrative career by introducing her personal line of skin care and make up products. Connie’s a self-made business tycoon, a friend to those who suffer injustice, and a major supporter of our military troops whose entertainment roots resurfaced in 2011 with “Saving Grace B. Jones”, a film she wrote and directed.
DLM: What makes your life dynamic? Connie Sevens: Feeling healthy and seeing my two beautiful daughters walk across the room with smiles on their faces; my eight grandchildren sending me notes and calling me on the phone and having the whole family together with me. We’re a very close-knit, traditional family. I’m very fortunate that they all live near me in California.
I marvel at the twists and turns that my career and lifestyle has taken me. I’ve been in very interesting places… to President’s inaugurations and I was there when a Pope was being crowned. These things keep my life so eclectic.
DLM: You sound like you’re politically motivated and involved with world affairs.
Connie Sevens: Oh, very much so. At a dinner party, I mentioned how much I loved Queen Elizabeth to a man who happened to work in the Queen’s court. Later that year I received a phone call inviting me to have lunch with the Queen, which I did last July. My lifestyle has taken me down different paths where I’ve met very interesting people. I never know what’s going to happen or whom I’m going to meet next. Also, the fruition of dreams, which have not always been show biz dreams. As a girl I dreamed of being an architect and at other times of being a general.