Born 1951 in Huron, South Dakota, American actress and singer Cheryl Ladd originally came to Hollywood to begin a career in music (she was known as “Cherie Moor” when she was the singing voice of Melody on Hanna-Barbera’s Josie and the Pussycats animated series, and she also sang on the 1970 album of the same name). However, she soon began to land non-singing roles in commercials and episodic television, including guest appearances on shows such as on The Rookies, The Partridge Family, Police Woman, The Muppet Show, SEARCH and Happy Days.
Ladd’s big acting break came in 1977, when she was cast in the ABC television series Charlie’s Angels as Kris Munroe, replacing star Farrah Fawcett, who left the show after only one season to pursue a movie career. She remained on the show until its cancellation in 1981.
Ladd’s film roles include Purple Hearts (1984), Millennium (1989), Poison Ivy (1992), Permanent Midnight (1998), and Unforgettable (2017). These beautiful photos show fashion styles of a young Cheryl Ladd in the 1970s.