Samantha Eggar

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Samantha Eggar (* 5. March 1939 in Hampstead , London , England , as Victoria Louise Samantha Marie Elizabeth Therese Eggar ) is a British actress .


She has an English father and her mother is of Portuguese and Dutch descent. She married Tom Stern in 1964 and have children Nicolas and Jenna Stern from their divorce in 1971 .

The member of the Royal Shakespeare Company made her debut with Dr. Crippen in 1962 in the film, had success as Dirk Bogarde's partner in Doctor in Need, and in 1965 she won the Acting Award at the 1965 Cannes Film Festival for her leading role alongside Terence Stamps in The Catcher by William Wyler and was nominated for an Oscar . She also became known to a large audience through the role of Emma Fairfax in Doctor Dolittle on the side of Rex Harrison . In France she played the heroine of the psychological thriller La Dame dans l'auto avec des lunettes et un fusil . In 1976 she was seen as Mary Morstan Watson in the British film No Coke for Sherlock Holmes , in 1977 she played the murderer's wife with Peter Falk in the crime series " Columbo " ("Death Symphony") at Theodore Bikel's side . She also appeared as the wife of Captain Jean-Luc Picard's brother Robert on the television series Starship Enterprise - The Next Century . In 1983 she played together with John Vernon in the cult slasher Curtains .

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