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Danielle Steel
Born Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel
(1947-08-14) August 14, 1947 (age 74)
New York City, U.S.
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Alma mater New York University
Period 1978-present
Genre Romance
  • Claude-Eric Lazard (1965–1974; divorced)
  • Danny Zugelder (1975–1978; divorced)
  • William George Toth (1978–1981; divorced)
  • John Traina (1981–1998; divorced)
  • Thomas Perkins (1998–2002; divorced)
Children 7 (including Nicholas Traina)


Danielle Fernande Schuelein-Steel (born August 14, 1947 in New York City) is an American writer. Steel was an only child. Her parents divorced when she was young. She was looked after by relatives and family employees in Paris and New York City. She was a lonely child and read a lot of books and poetry.

Danielle Steel's longtime residence in San Francisco
Danielle Steel's House
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