UPDATED 2\/23\/2021 Who doesn\u2019t want to watch three bombshell beauties fight crime and solve mysteries? That opening theme was so memorable, I can still hear Charlie in my head; "Once upon a time, there were three little girls who went to the police academy..." https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vHirXDUGTu80 Although many people saw the show as just \u2018Jiggle TV\u2019 with a focus on sex appeal, those angels showed off their acting chops, and with interesting and clever plots, excellent guest stars, and gorgeous angels, what\u2019s not to like. Today, we're\u00a0taking a look back at the incredible cast of Charlie\u2019s Angels and what they got into after retiring from undercover investigations. Now, we need to revisit some angels. 1. Farrah Fawcett (Jill Munroe) Farrah Fawcett \/ Everett Collection The biggest reason for Charlie\u2019s Angels' massive success was Farrah, her feathered hair which never lost its curls, her dazzling smile, her magnetic persona. Only Farrah could reduce the other lovely angels to the background. The often-undercover & athletic Jill Monroe was proficient in both handguns and self-defense. We were crushed when Farrah decided to leave the show after season one, but so thankful she\u2019d return on occasion. Her absence was explained by saying Jill became a professional driver on the Grand Prix circuit in Europe. RELATED: 50 Fabulous Stars From The 70s Then And Now 2020 Prior to all that, Farrah was a model and commercial actor in LA, before a photoshoot in a red one-piece swimsuit changed everything. You know the one; it sold over 12 million copies worldwide, and I\u2019m sure was on some of your walls. The posterizing success led to her first film role in the science-fiction film Logan's Run (1976). She also guest-starred alongside her husband Lee Majors in his hit show, The Six Million Dollar Man. CHARLIE'S ANGELS, Farrah Fawcett, 1976-81. She and Lee were also frequent tennis partners against producer Aaron Spelling, who would remember Farrah\u2019s strong backhand when he cast her as Jill Munroe in Charlie's Angels. Although nominated for 6 Golden Globes, she never did win, and her post-angels films like 1980\u2019s Saturn 3, usually got crushed by the critics. But Farrah was once-again phenomenal in 1984\u2019s TV movie, The Burning Bed. Fawcett had serious troubles in her personal life after splitting with Lee Majors, she had a son with Love Story-actor Ryan O\u2019Neal. And after finding him in bed with another woman, Farrah ended the relationship. Later Ryan\u2019s daughter Tatum O\u2019Neal, alleged that Ryan physically abused Fawcett saying, quote, \u201cHe beat her up\u201d. Horribly, Farrah immediately began a relationship with Canadian filmmaker James Orr, who was later arrested and convicted of beating Fawcett during a 1998 fight.\u00a0 Fawcett was sadly diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and after actively seeking experimental medical procedures, she passed away in 2009, but the world will forever remember the vibrant and beautiful, Farrah Fawcett. She truly is someone we can never forget! 2. Kate Jackson (Sabrina Duncan) Kate Jackson \/ Everett Collection\/YouTube Screenshot The founding employee of the agency, Sabrina was the cool, smart leader of the Angels and with her dynamic personality, she grabbed our attention. Although Farrah was the superstar of Hollywood, Kate was the star of the Angels. Kate left the show after season 3, and the program suffered because of her departure. Kate got her start in Hollywood with 71 episodes of the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. Then she had a series starring role in 1972\u2019s The Rookies. CHARLIE'S ANGELS, Kate Jackson, 1976-81 Beyond her Angels success, she landed yet another starring role in 1983\u2019s Scarecrow and Mrs. King. She has not appeared in film or television since 2009, when she also sued her financial advisor, claiming his actions cost her more than $3 million and brought her to financial ruin. Jackson is a cancer survivor, having battled breast cancer twice. To this day, she continues to be a very vocal advocate for early detection and women\u2019s health. At 72 years old, We sincerely hope she\u2019s past those health scares and doing well. 3. Jaclyn Smith (Kelly Garrett)\u00a0 Jaclyn Smith \/ Everett Collection The only \u2018Angel\u2019 who appeared for the entire run and Jaclyn used these years to grow into a lovely, elegant, and focused actress. One of her first gigs was as a "Breck girl" for Breck Shampoo in 1971. Then she teamed up with Farrah Fawcett for the first time, as a spokesmodel for Wella Balsam shampoo. CHARLIE'S ANGELS, Jaclyn Smith, 1976-81 Following the cancellation of Charlie\u2019s Angels, Smith donned the elegant attires of Jackie O for the television bio-pic of the first lady. Jaclyn continued with TV movies and small roles in the '90s until she got a recurring role in 2002 in the Craig T. Nelson-led series The District. She even reprised her role as Kelly Garrett in the newest Charlie\u2019s Angels film in 2019. Outside of acting, since 1985, Jaclyn has been working on her fashion empire. Today at 75, she\u2019s also added a new wig collection to her fashion line; what can\u2019t she do? 4. Cheryl Ladd (Kris Munroe) Cheryl Ladd \/ Everett Collection Who could replace Farrah? Literally no one, but Cheryl Ladd took on the challenge entering as Kris Munroe in season 2, the younger sister of Jill. And Cheryl really did a remarkable job, adding grace and originality to the show, staying until its conclusion. Cheryl originally wanted to be a singer and got her start in the industry as the singing voice for Melody in the popular cartoon, Josie and the Pussycats.\u00a0And if you\u2019re a fan of that cartoon, check it out along with the other Best Cartoons of the 1970s!\u00a0 CHARLIE'S ANGELS, Cheryl Ladd, 1976-1981, fifth season She used her Angel success to once again push her music career forward, achieving a gold record and even performing the national anthem at the 1980 Super Bowl. Cheryl is still acting, but mostly in TV movies like the 2020 Christmas Unwrapped. Today at 69 years old, Cheryl has been married to music producer Brian Russell since 1981 and is also a celebrity ambassador for the child abuse prevention and treatment non-profit Childhelp. 5. Shelley Hack (Tiffany Welles) Shelley Hack \/ Everett Collection\/Facebook Shelley replaced Kate Jackson\u2019s \u2018Sabrina\u2019 for Season 4, and really made her character into a cultured, tough, and gorgeous replacement. Shelley began her career as a teen fashion model and Life soon proclaimed her, quote, \u201cone of the million-dollar faces in the beauty industry.\u201d Charlie\u2019s Angels was her big Hollywood break, and after initial ratings were good, they began to decline so much so, that the studio decided another replacement would help Season 5, and Shelley, being the newcomer was cut from the show. CHARLIE'S ANGELS, Shelley Hack, 1976-81 She was then a lead in the 1983 series, Cutter to Houston but the show didn\u2019t last. One more series lead in 1986\u2019s Jack and Mike would putter out and not be renewed for season two. She retired from acting in 1997 and went back to school to begin affecting the world of politics, specifically in other countries like Bosnia. As of today at 73 years old, she and husband Harry Winer are Co-Presidents of the production company Smash Media. The couple has one daughter born in 1990. 6. Tanya Roberts (Julie Rogers) Tanya Roberts \/ Everett Collection\/YouTube Screenshot Tanya entered the show for its 5th & Final season and made Julie a tough, sexy, street-raised fighter. With Tanya\u2019s addition, the producers finally got the brunette, blonde & red-head set-up they had always wanted since its conception. Tanya got her first role in the 1975 horror flick, The Last Victim. She was then chosen from some 2,000 candidates to replace Shelley on Charlie\u2019s Angels in hopes that it would help save the show from cancelation; and again, despite initial hype over Tanya\u2019s appearance, the season received dismal ratings, and the show was canned. CHARLIE'S ANGELS, Tanya Roberts, 1976-81 Tanya enjoyed a great career, including a starring role in 1982\u2019s epic film The Beastmaster. She was featured in a nude pictorial in Playboy to help promote the movie, appearing on the October 1982 cover. Her sex appeal continued as a Bond girl in 1985\u2019s A View to a Kill.\u00a0Tanya enjoyed a resurgence in the 2000s as Midge in That \u201870s Show. but left the series because her husband became terminally ill. Today in her mid-60s, she\u2019s living in Hollywood Hills but hasn\u2019t acted since 2005. 7. David Doyle (John Bosley) David Doyle \/ Everett Collection\/Wikipedia Bosley was crucial to the show, as the present & helpful assistant to the mysterious Charlie. His chemistry with the angels, especially the original three, was part of the show\u2019s universal popularity.\u00a0 David had quite a career, dating all the way back to 1955. But it was the '70s that brought him fame, along with his Bosley, he landed film roles in 1976\u2019s Vigilante Force and then the following year Capricorn One.\u00a0 CHARLIE'S ANGELS, David Doyle, 1981 photo, 1976-1981 Younger generations were able to enjoy David\u2019s raspy talents as he voiced Grandpa Lou Pickles on the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Rugrats from 1991 until his death in 1997. 8. John Forsythe (Charlie \u201cCharles\u201d Townsend) John Forsythe \/ Everett Collection The mysterious man in charge, and although he was never actually seen on-screen, his voice was a huge aspect of the show. I mean, they were Charlie's angels after all. Forsythe\u2019s first break was in 1955\u2019s Hitchcock-directed picture, The Trouble With Harry. And it was smooth sailing from then on, even achieving his own show The John Forsythe Show, a decade later.\u00a0\u00a0 DYNASTY, John Forsythe, 1981-1989. But he may be best known for his Blake Carrington on the prime-time soap Dynasty. Do you remember him in the hit show? Check out our Dynasty deep dive video for more! We last heard from John when he voiced Charlie in the film Charlie\u2019s Angels: Full Throttle in 2003. Sadly, we lost John in 2010 at the age of 92 after years of battling cancer. Can you believe it\u2019s been over 40 years since this amazing cast dominated TV? So much that it was a top ten hit in the Nielsen ratings for its first two seasons.\u00a0 Who was your favorite Angel from the 5-season run? Do you remember a great episode vividly? Did any of the spin-off films do it justice? Let us know in the comments, we wanna hear from you! This story may contain affiliate links from which we may earn a small commission.