Loves Hill Country outside of San Antonio
Same community as George Strait, Jimmy Walker and Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer
Cheryl Ladd, known by millions as Kris Munroe (the little sister of Farrah Fawcett’s character) of television’s Charlie’s Angels, is now living outside of Boerne, deep in the southern part of the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
Known for her work in television, film and on Broadway, Cheryl is also a published author, chart topping recording artist, humanitarian, and a highly sought after motivational speaker. Today, with her husband Brian Russell, she has been busy putting her special touch with designing and building luxury homes under the brand Cheryl Ladd Signature Homes.
Folks around Boerne see her occasionally shopping in the local H-E-B Plus! Store, attending plays at the community theater, and even hosting private screenings of original movies at the nearby cinema. A native of Huron, South Dakota, Cheryl is known by some in the Baby Boomer generation as “Cherie Moor” who was the singing voice of Melody Josie and the Pussycats animated series and record albums.
Her big break came in 1977, when she replaced Fawcett, who left the show after only one season to pursue a movie career.
Recently, Cheryl had to place her mother, Dolores, under hospice care in Boerne. Her father, Marion Stoppelmoor passed away in 2001. He was a retired railroad engineer. When Cheryl was young, her mother worked as a waitress. Much of Cheryl’s family, including her siblings, live in the Hill Country.
From her French Country view home in the posh Hollywood Hills to her Italian villa high above Santa Barbara and most recently her Hill Country estate, Cheryl has created very special homes. Her newest project is a Spanish Colonial transitional in the highly desirable Cordillera Ranch, east of Boerne and now considered San Antonio’s premier luxury gated community.
The Russell’s have been married thirty-eight years and enjoy designing and building their homes so much, they decided to start their own brand. Brian’s career has led him into many areas of the entertainment industry. He has been a songwriter and a singer, signed by Elton John to his Rocket Records label. He has written hit songs for a variety of artists from Anne Murray to Kanye West. He has produced both feature films and movies for television as well as variety specials and television series. He has also written critically acclaimed books including the suspense novel Scribe.
“A Cheryl Ladd Signature Home is filled with both light and warmth, with soaring ceilings and walls of glass that allow the outside in, thereby doubling the entertainment spaces,” her website explains. “High dormer windows and strategically placed skylights further enhance the play of light in a Cheryl Ladd Signature Home.”
Cheryl Ladd trivia
- Cheryl lives in Cordillera Ranch, the same protected community near Boerne as Country Music legend George Strait, PGA notable Jimmy Walker, MLB famer Josh Beckett and Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer.
- Cheryl performed the National Anthem at Super Bowl XIV in January 1980.
- As a member of Josie and the Pussycats, and as herself, Cheryl has released three albums. She had a top-40 Billboard Hot 100 single and a gold record.
- She was in the running for the role eventually played by Meredith Baxter on Family (1976), which is how she came to producer Aaron Spelling’s attention for Charlie’s Angels.
- She was the original choice for the lead role in the TV movie The Burning Bed (1984), but declined the part. The role later went to Farrah Fawcett.
- Cheryl published a children’s book in 1996 entitled The Adventures of Little Nettie Windship. In 2005, she published Token Chick: A Woman’s Guide to Golfing With the Boys.
- For several years, she hosted a golf tournament sponsored by Buick.
- For six months in 2000 and 2001, Cheryl starred on Broadway, replacing the title role from Bernadette Peters in a revival of Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun.
- On April 17, 2010, Ladd, along with her co-angel, Jaclyn Smith, accepted the 2010 TV Land Pop Culture Award for Charlie’s Angels.
- During 2003-2008, she played the role of Jillian Deline, the wife of the lead character Ed Deline (James Caan), in 29 episodes of the television drama Las Vegas.
- She played the part of Grace Kelly, in a made for TV movie co-produced with her second husband.
- She was a high school cheerleader and waited on cars at The Barn, a Huron, South Dakota carhop.
- Her daughter, Jordan Elizabeth Ladd was born January 14, 1975 when she was then married to David Ladd, the son of actor Alan Ladd. As an actress, she has become known as a “scream queen,” and has played in horror films. She is known as a scream queen, having appeared in several horror films.