Born, raised and educated in Toronto, Canada, Suzanne came to California to attend University and to discover what it was she wanted to do with her life. A chance meeting with a young actress would change her life forever.
The actress was reading for a George S. Kaufman/Edna Ferber play called "Stage Door". Suzanne read the script and asked her friend if she could attend the reading with her. At the last moment Suzanne's friend dropped out of the audition. The play was about integrity and commitment in the face of great odds. It hit a resounding chord deep within her and Suzanne knew she had to go alone and read for the part. The fact that she got the lead in the play is something that Suzanne still feels incredibly grateful for.
As chance would have it, Walt Disney sent the head of talent/casting to see the play and he chose Suzanne to be tested for a part in "Zorro". This test led to the role of Raquel Toledano. Initially she was signed for two episodes, but Bill Anderson, Executive Producer of "Zorro", visited the set late on what was to be her last day and told Suzanne they were re-writing the next four episodes to keep her on. This was almost too much happiness for Suzanne, as up until she decided to be an actress, she had not known in which direction her life was going. Studying acting became her passion and Suzanne sought out and was accepted by the teaching greats: Jeff Corey, Sandford Meisner, Stella Adler, Michael Shurtleff and Martin Landau.
When she left the Disney production, Suzanne did an open audition at CBS and wound up with the role of a young bride opposite Clint Eastwood and Martin Balsam on "Rawhide". Lux Playhouse followed, then "The Twilight Zone", "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza", "Have Gun Will Travel", "The Millionaire" and many others. Suzanne acted in one hundred shows in all before she married and moved to England, where she spent the next twelve years.
While living in England, Suzanne worked with Roger Moore in "The Saint". She also took major roles in "The Avengers", a play at the Savoy Theater, a two-hour drama for the BBC, a musical for the BBC and two musicals for ITC. In motion pictures, Suzanne starred opposite England's leading comedy team Morecambe and Wise in a film comedy called "That Riviera Touch". Suzanne then went to Paris to work for Universal Studios with director Claude Chabrol in "Le Scandale" known in the U.S. as "The Champagne Murders". Tony Perkins starred.
ln 1974 Suzanne returned to the U.S. and full-time motherhood. Sporadically she did episodic television and worked in the theater, but her heart was at home with her daughter Tracey. She eventually gave up acting to become a full-time mom. Her joy is being with her grandkids: Austin, 17 and Landon, 11. Her best friend is her daughter Tracey Bregman who is an actress on the daytime show, "The Young and the Restless".
I have a job as a trainer at an all women's gym, which I love. It feels good helping women who want to be healthier and happier through exercise. As I have worked out most of my adult life, I can now share all I've learned from those experiences and from my training. My youngest client is 18 years old and my oldest is 92. Long may she reign.