Quick Facts of Emma Elizabeth Wylie Samuelson

  • Full NameEmma Elizabeth Wylie Samuelson
  • Net Worth$10 million
  • Date of Birth1960 /08 /28
  • NicknameEmma Samms
  • Marital StatusDivorced
  • BirthplaceLondon
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ReligionJudaism
  • ProfessionActor and TV host
  • NationalityBritish
  • Active Year1979-Present
  • Eye colourDark Brown
  • Hair colourBrunette
  • BuildHourglass
  • Height5 Feet 4 Inches
  • Weight71 KG
  • Body Measurement39-28-39
  • EducationRoyal Ballet School
  • ChildrenTwo Children, Cameron and Beatrice Holloway
  • HoroscopeVirgo

Emma Elizabeth Wylie Samuelson known as Emma Samms is a British actress and TV hosts. Samms is famous for her role as Holly Sutton on the American daytime soap opera General Hospital. She replaces Pamela Sue Martin as Fallon Carrington Colby on the prime time soap opera Dynasty.

The 58 years old actress, Emma is not involved in any relationship as of now. Want to know more about her, scroll down.

Who is Emma Samms? Her Bio and Wiki

Emma Samms was born on August 28, 1960, in London, England to her Madeleine U (nee White), a ballet dancer mother, and Michael E. W. Samuelson, the owner of a film equipment rental company.

Emma comes from a family involved in the film industry. G.B. Samuelson, her grandfather was one of the starters of British cinema. She is of the Jewish religion, White ethnicity and British Nationality.


Alike her mother, Emma is a trained ballet dancer at the Royal Ballet School. She couldn’t continue as a dancer though because at the age of fifteen she suffered a hip injury forcing her to stop dancing at an early age.

After that, Emma started to learn acting and even changed her name to “Emma Samms”.

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Know about Emma Samms Career

Emma has played many roles as an actress. She started her career in the year 1979. Emma’s breakthrough role was for the ABC Daytime Soap Opera General Hospital from the year 1982 to 1985. She played the character of Holly Sutton Scorpio in the series.

She then left the series to go to ABC’s Dynasty. Emma has also appeared as Fallon Carrington Colby in the fifth episode ” Kidnapped”. The role was then turned into a spin-off The Colbys for two seasons.

Emma Samms also did some movies but she was not successful in movies so’ she decided to stick with her television roles. She has also made some guest appearances in TV sitcom such as My Two Dads as Marcy Bradford who is the dead mother of the character Nicole Bradford played by Staci Keanan.

Even though she has appeared in many TV shows and movies, Emma is mostly noticed by her fans for her role in General Hospital. She was even bought back by her producers after a seven-year absence.

Other than that, Emma has appeared in the prime time soap opera Models Inc. Produced by Aaron Spelling. She also featured in BBC series Holby City in 2003.

In her long career, she was also a presenter alongside her co-star Tristan Rogers for the Daytime Emmy Awards. Emma also featured as a drug addict Ella Winstanley in the longest-running ITV Series. Even today, Emma features in the sitcom General Hospital.

Know about Emma Samms Married life and her children

Emma Samms and her General Hospital Co-star, Tristan Rogers went public with their relationship in 1984 but it didn’t last long. The couple ended their relationship after Emma left General Hospital. Emma has married three times in her lifetime. But before getting into her first marriage in 1991, she was engaged in the 1980s to Marvin Hamlisch.

Emma got married in 1991 to Bansi Nagji which lasted a year. After that, she got married to Tim Dillon in 1994 which again lasted for one year. The following year in 1996, Emma again got married to John Holloway.

This time the relationship lasted for 7 years as the couple ended their relationship in 2003. The couple Emma and John have two children together, named Cameron Holloway (son) and Beatrice Holloway (daughter).

At present, Samms is living a single life and spending her full time on the foundation. She shares a lovely relationship with her children. Besides, she is free of rumors and controversies.

Emma Samms Personal Life Beyond Acting

Emma Samms is a terrific actress and as well as a model. She was offered by the Playboy magazine twice to appear in their magazine but she rejected it and instead chose to appear in Bikini in the cover of the magazine, Inside Sports on February 1988.

Besides her professional life, she is involved in various charity works. Emma and her cousin Peter Samuelson co-founded the Starlight Children’s Foundation in 1983. This foundation was the response to the loss of their cousin, Jamie, who died at the age of 9 from Aplastic Anemia.

Emma Samms was also appointed as the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her incredible service to help seriously and terminally ill children. She received the honor in 2016.

Emma is a beautiful soul but she is herself suffering from Bell’s Palsy, an illness that causes temporary facial paralysis. Emma is suffering from this illness since April 2018. But nearly a month later, she told via Twitter that the paralysis is getting better.

What is the Net Worth of Emma Samms?

It is estimated that the net worth of Emma Samms is around $10 million. This big amount of income she has received was from mainly as a soap opera actress and a TV show host. The significant way of Emma’s earning comes from her career as an actress. However, the star hasn’t revealed her exact salary and remuneration to the media.

However, Emma grabbed huge attention after her performances in TV series, General Hospital (62 episodes) and Dynasty (57 episodes) which surely helped her to amass huge money out of her appearances. Also, she appeared in the 1998 cover magazine, Inside Sports.

Emma Samms’s bedroom, Image Source: Instagram

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Emma has been active in the industry since 1979 and which justifies her earnings and net worth. There is no known information about her cars, houses. However, she keeps sharing posts with her dogs via Twitter. She has two dogs named Willis and Chester. Emma is involved in charity works and also runs a foundation along with her cousin.