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Chantal Sophia "Tessa" Dahl

Also Known As: "Tessa"
Birthplace: Buckinghamshire, UK
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal
Mother of Sophie Dahl
Sister of Olivia Dahl; <private> Dahl; <private> Dahl; <private> Dahl and Chantal Tessa Dahl

Occupation: english author
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About Chantal "Tessa" Dahl

Chantal Sophia "Tessa" Dahl (born on 11 April 1957, in Buckinghamshire, England) is an English author.

She is the daughter of British author Roald Dahl and American actress Patricia Neal. Her relationship with actor Julian Holloway produced one daughter, model and author Sophie Dahl. She married businessman James Kelly and had two children, Clover & Luke. She then married again to businessman Patrick Donovan and had her last child, Ned.

Dahl grew up in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire and attended Roedean School and Downe House.

After a brief stint as an actress during the 1970s, Tessa Dahl became a prolific author of a best-selling novel "Working For Love" and popular storybooks for children. Her book "Gwenda and the Animals" won The Friends of The Earth Best Children's Book of the Year. In addition, she has written extensively for the London Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, and is a contributing editor to the women's glossy magazine Tatler.

Selected filmography

   * Leopard in the Snow (1978)


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Chantal "Tessa" Dahl's Timeline

April 11, 1957
Buckinghamshire, UK
September 15, 1977
Age 20
London, Greater London, UK