Samantha Eggar

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Samantha Eggar
Born Victoria Louise Samantha Marie Elizabeth Therese Eggar
March 5, 1939(1939-03-05)
Hampstead, London, England
Years active 1961–2009

Samantha Eggar (born 5 March 1939) is a British actress.

Career[change | edit source]

Eggar was born in London to a Dutch mother. Eggar has theater training, working in companies where works of Shakespeare. She began making movie appearances The Wild and the Willing (1962), Doctor in Distress (1963), Dr. Crippen (1964).

Being very young Samantha Eggar became famous for playing the role of Miranda Grey in The Collector (1965), Miranda is a student who is kidnapped by a maniac Freddie Clegg, played by Terence Stamp. For her outstanding performance won Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar.

She continued her work in major films such as Walk Don't Run (1966), with Cary Grant, Doctor Dolittle (1967), The Molly Maguires (1970), with Sean Connery, The Light at the Edge of the World (1971), with Kirk Douglas and Yul Brynner, Il grande attacco (1978).

Horror movies[change | edit source]

She has had several roles in horror films as A Name for Evil (1973), he plays the role of a young woman who with her husband, moving into a possessed house belonging to his grandfather, The Uncanny (1977), with Ray Milland and Peter Cushing, The Brood (1979) by David Cronenberg, one of the most horror films of the story, she plays the role of Nola Carveth, a woman who suffers horrific mutations.

In 1980s she work in Demonoid: Messenger of Death (1981), with Stuart Whitman, and Curtains (1983).

Television[change | edit source]

Her television credits include the TV series, Anna and the King (1972), with Yul Brynner, Double Indemnity (1973 film), with Richard Crenna, All the Kind Strangers (1974 film), with Stacy Keach, For the Term of His Natural Life (1983 film), with Anthony Perkins, Commander in Chief (2005-2006).

As a special guest star in The Saint, Lucas Tanner, Baretta, Columbo, Starsky and Hutch, Hawai 5-0, Falcon Crest, Hart to Hart, Magnum, P.I., and many more.

Filmography[change | edit source]

  • The Wild and the Willing Josie (1962)
  • Doctor in Distress (1963)
  • Dr. Crippen (1964)
  • Psyche 59 (1964)
  • Return from the Ashes (1964)
  • The Collector (1965)
  • Walk Don't Run (1966)
  • Doctor Dolittle (1967)
  • The Molly Maguires (1970)
  • The Walking Stick (1970)
  • The Lady in the Car (1970)
  • The Light at the Edge of the World (1971)
  • The Dead Are Alive (1971)
  • A Name for Evil (1973)
  • The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)
  • The Uncanny (1977)
  • Welcome to Blood City (1977)
  • Why Shoot the Teacher? (1977)
  • Columbo: (1977) (TV series)
  • The Biggest Battle (1978)
  • The Brood (1979)
  • The Exterminator (1980)
  • The Hot Touch (1981)
  • Demonoid Messenger of Death (1981)
  • Curtains (1983)
  • Ragin' Cajun (1991)
  • Dark Horse (1992)
  • Round Numbers Anne
  • Inevitable (1994)
  • The Phantom (1996)
  • Hercules (1997) (voice)
  • The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
  • Commander in Chief (2005-2006) (TV series)
  • Mental (2009) (TV series)

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