Suzanne Ilene Steffen is the daughter of Jane Powell, an American actor, singer and dancer. Suzanne was born on 21 November, 1959 and is also known as “Sissy”. Her father was Geary Steffen, a veteran of world war II. She had two step-siblings, Gearhardt Anthony Steffen III and Lindsey Averill Nerney.
Suzanne Ilene Steffen’s Family Background
Suzanne’s mother, Jane Powell was born in Portland, Oregon. She began as a vocalist who travelled about selling victory bonds in Oregon. As a youngster, Powell relocated to Los Angeles, California, and signed a contract with MGM. She played supporting parts in various musicals, including A Date with Judy (1948), starring Elizabeth Taylor and Fred Astaire, Royal Wedding (1951), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), and Hit the Deck (1955). She later played the lead in two Broadway productions and appeared in touring performances.
Suzanne’s mother, before making her cinematic debut in 1944, sang for the radio and gave performances in theatres. She enjoyed notoriety in cinema musicals throughout the 1940s and 1950s. However, Jane’s film career came to an end in 1957 since she had outgrown the role of the sweet girl next door. Suzanne’s father served in World war II. Jane Powell was given the opportunity to audition for Louis B. Mayer and David O. Selznick at MGM after winning a talent contest in Los Angeles in 1943 on Janet Gaynor’s radio programme. She signed a long-term contract with MGM at the age of 16 that lasted from 1946 to 1954.
Suzanne’s mother made a brief appearance in commercials, television shows, as well as workout videos before taking a break from the camera. Before falling in love with former child star Dickie Moore in 1982 and getting married to him six years later, Powell was already married twice and divorced. Powell maintained the public image of the all-American girl-next-door and was a symbol of more innocent times despite periods of severe anxiety and insecurity. It was believed that Powell’s 1944 part in Song of the Open Road, which portrayed Powell as the nice girl next door, stereotyped her in subsequent musicals. Powell, the mother of Suzanne Ilene Steffen, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960.
Suzanne Ilene Steffen’s Net Worth
Suzanne Ilene Steffen’s is not known to the public, however her mother sold their Manhattan apartment when Jane’s husband passed away in 2015 and moved permanently into their second house in Wilton, Connecticut. At the age of 92, Powell passed away in Wilton on September 16, 2021 from natural causes. Jane’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million at the time of her death.