Her performance earned her an Emmy nod and she received a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.
She also starred as a rather saucy, updated version of Princess Jasmine in a pantomime version of Alladin and stretched her boundaries by appearing in the children's miniseries, Wavelength.
Several other productions later, including a four part miniseries of Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist and several more stints on Australian television, Fisher set her sights on Hollywood.
Fawcett has received three Emmy Award nominations - for her work on the 1984 television movie The Burning Bed, the miniseries Small Sacrifices, and her role on The Guardian in 2004.
This miniseries required 40 million dollars to produce and ran on six consecutive nights for what amounted to 18 hours of total television viewing time.
Her first television role came soon, in the Danielle Steele television miniseries Zoya, where she played the role of Melissa Gilbert's daughter.
Movies like Holocaust, Thorn Birds, Lonesome Dove and V: The Miniseries were some of the most popular but none shined more than 1977's Roots.
Dubbed "Queen of the Miniseries," Jane Seymour was born as Joyce Penelope Wilhemina Frankenberg in Middlesex, England, in 1951.
Soon the miniseries was created so that longer stories could be told over several nights, making it impossible to not tune in.
In 2003, a television miniseries re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, leading to a television series the next year.