I should never confuse actors with roles when I am discussing zodiac signs, but sometimes I can’t help myself. For years, I’ve been using “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” as a reference point when I discuss what happens when you lock two Aries women in a house together. I always go back to “How to Marry a Millionaire” when I want to talk about the stereotypes that define the mutable signs. Yes, these were actors playing roles, but these women were also perfectly cast to bring a little of themselves to the parts they played.
For that reason, I decided to look up the signs of the cast of the original “Charlie’s Angels.” I was ten-years-old when the show premiered and I remember what a phenomenon it was. Of course, Farrah Fawcett-Majors was my favorite. Curiously, she was born on my favorite holiday of the year, Groundhog Day, when there’s no reason to get together with people you probably didn’t want to see anyway.
But I digress! Farrah was an Aquarius. Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith are both Scorpios. To me, Aquarius/Scorpio is one of the worst sun-sign combos in the zodiac. It’s no wonder Farrah only lasted one season. She was succeeded by Cheryl Ladd, a Cancer. With all three Angels born under water signs, the cast held it together for two more seasons before Kate Jackson departed. She was replaced by another Cancer, Shelly Hack. Hack lasted one season. In the show’s fifth and final season, a Libra was cast. Tanya Roberts stayed with the show until it was cancelled.
So, what can I glean from this information? “Charlie’s Angels” was quite stable when the cast was comprised of Cancer and Scorpio women. That’s no surprise! I expect stability from those two signs (at least in a professional capacity). The show was on a long, long time ago, and I don’t remember it well enough to declare that each actress played a part that reflected the characteristics of her zodiac sign. I do talk about Farrah’s signature hairstyle in my new book. It’s quite fascinating. If you haven’t bought it yet, what is wrong with you? Click the link above.
I’m going to revisit this topic soon. I want to discuss the “Charlie’s Angels” films because the three women in the cast all were born under mutable signs, like the cast of “How to Marry a Millionaire.” Stay tuned!