Berenson, Marisa 1947–

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Berenson, Marisa 1947–

(Maria Berenson)


Born February 15, 1947, in New York, NY; daughter of Robert L. Berenson (a diplomat) and Countess Marisa "Gogo" de Wendt de Kerlor (a fashion designer); granddaughter of Elsa Schiaparelli (a fashion designer); sister of Berry Berenson (an actress and a photographer); married Jim Randall (a business developer), 1976 (divorced 1978); married Aaron Richard Golub (an attorney), 1982 (divorced 1987); children: (first marriage) Starlite Randall.


Actress. Worked as a model. Also known as Maria Berenson.

Awards, Honors:

National Board of Review Award, best supporting actress, 1972, Golden Globe Award nominations, best supporting actress—motion picture and most promising newcomer—female, both 1973, and Film Award nomination, best supporting actress, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1973, all for Cabaret.


Film Appearances:

Frau von Aschenbach, Morte a Venezia (also known as Death in Venice and Mort a Venise), Warner Bros., 1971.

Natalia Landauer, Cabaret (musical), Allied Artists, 1972.

Un modo di essere donna, [Italy], 1973.

Lady Lyndon, Barry Lyndon, Warner Bros., 1975.

The caliph's wife, Casanova & Co. (also known as The Amorous Mis–Adventures of Casanova, Casanova & Company, The Rise and Rise of Casanova, Sex on the Run, Some Like It Cool, and Treize femmes pour Casanova), Cinerama, 1977, PRO International, 1979.

Ann, Killer Fish (also known as Deadly Treasure of the Piranha, Naked Sun, The Naked Sun, Treasure of the Piranha, Killer fish agguato sul fondo, and O peixe assassino), Associated Film Distribution, 1979.

Mavis, S.O.B., Paramount, 1981.

Emma Herrmann, The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1984.

Title role, L'arbalete (also known as Asphalt Warriors, The Asphalt Warriors, The Cross–Bow, and The Syringe), ACM/CCFC, 1984.

Vera, La tete dans le sac (also known as The Head in a Bag and Led by the Nose), Parafrance, 1984.

Jeanne Barnac, Flagrant desir (also known as A Certain Desire, Flagrant Desire, and Trade Secrets), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/Hemdale, 1986.

Fabrizio's mother, Via Montenapoleone (also known as Monte Napoleon), Columbia, 1987.

Francoise, Night of the Cyclone (also known as Perfume of the Cyclone), 1990.

Kay Gibson, White Hunter, Black Heart, Warner Bros., 1990.

Abbe de Bois, Die Sonne ueber dem Dschungel, [Germany], 1992.

Charlotte, Il giardino dei ciliegi (also known as The Cherry Orchard), [Italy], 1992.

Helene Schweitzer, Le grand blanc de Lambarene (also known as The Great White of Lambarene), 1994, dubbed version released by California Newsreel.

Madame Pfaum, Tonka, Flach Pyramide International, 1997.

Chloe, Elles (also known as Women and Elas), WinStar Cinema, 1997.

Alizea, Riches, belles, etc. (also known as Riches, belles et cruelles), Artedis, 1998.

Martha Werther, Primetime Murder (also known as Delitto in prima serata), Tsunami Entertainment, 2000.

Stephanie, Retour a la vie (also known as La vie est plus belle quand on l'ecrit soi–meme), Carrere Groupe, 2000.

Verena, Lonesome, 2000.

Princess Maruschka, Lisa, AB Droits Audiovisuels/Capitol Films, 2001.

Barbara, La plus beau jour de ma vie (also known as The Best Day of My Life), SND, 2004.

Daniella, People (also known as People—Jet–Set 2), SND, 2004.

Alix Rich, Colour Me Kubrick: A True … ish Story (also known as Appelez–moi Kubrick), EuropaCorp., 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Julia Seton, Holiday, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1980, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Main Stage, Williamstown, MA, 1983.

Herself, Night of 100 Stars II (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1985.

Grace, Design for Living, American Airlines Theatre, New York City, 2001.

Television Appearances; Series:

Blaues Blut (also known as Blue Blood and Scandalous), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, 1990.

Albina de Braise, Venus & Apollon (also known as Venus and Apollo), Arte, beginning 2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Clotilde de Marelle, Bel ami, [France], 1983.

Luba Tcherina, Sins, CBS, 1986.

Lo scialo, [Italy], 1987.

Pauline Pfeiffer, Hemingway, syndicated, 1988.

Guerra di spie, [Italy], 1988.

Muneca Chavez, Oceano (also known as Ocean), [Venezuela, Spain, and Italy], 1989.

Madame Laura, Het Verdriet van Belgiee (also known as The Sorrow of Belgium), Belgische Radio en Televisie, 1994.

Mafiosa, [France], 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Elzvieta, Playing for Time, CBS, 1980.

Marian, Tourist, syndicated, 1980.

Barbara Jenkins, Passez une bonne nuit (also known as Have a Nice Night), 1990.

Radegonde, L'enfant des loups, [France and Spain], 1990.

Katarina Sebastian, Notorious, Lifetime, 1992.

Madame Crosby, Maigret et la tete d'un homme (also known as Maigret's War of Nerves), various networks, 1996.

Marianne, Maintenant et pour toujours, [France], 1998.

Julie Morris, The Photographer, HBO, 2000.

Madame de Maintenon, Julie, chevalier de Maupin (also known as Il mistero di Julie), [France and Italy], 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, Night of 100 Stars II (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), ABC, 1985.

Liz Childs, "Getting Even: A Wimp's Revenge," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1986.

"Splendid Stones," National Geographic, PBS, 1991.

Narrator, Fashion Victim: The Killing of Gianni Versace, Cinemax, 2001.

Herself, Fragiles et sublimes … Stars en clair obscur, France 3, 2006.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 45th Annual Academy Awards, NBC, 1973.

Presenter, The 48th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1976.

Globos de ouro 1997, SIC Televisao (Portugal), 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Herself, The Muppet Show, syndicated, 1978.

Andrea Brown, "Back Home," The Equalizer, CBS, 1985.

Genevieve Pescher, "Not With My Client You Don't," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1986.

"L'amateur de frissons," Les cadavres exquis de Patricia Highsmith (also known as Patricia Highsmith's "Tales" and Cadavres exquis), Antenne 6 (France), 1990.

Hollywood Detective, Arts and Entertainment, 1991.

Claudia Cameron, "Danse Diabolique," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992.

Herself, Mundo VIP, SIC Televisao (Portugal), 1997.

Himself, "Andy Warhol," The E! True Hollywood Story (also known as Andy Warhol: The E! True Hollywood Story and THS), E! Entertainment Television, 1998.

Herself, "Liza Minnelli," The E! True Hollywood Story (also known as Liza Minnelli: The E! True Hollywood Story and THS), E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Madame Irene, "Machination," Commissaire valence, [France], 2004.

Herself, "Liza Minnelli," Biography (also known as A & E Biography: Liza Minnelli), Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

Julie de Berg, "La petite marchande de fleurs," Le juge est une femme (also known as Alice Nevers: Le juge est une femme and Florence Larrieu, le juge est une femme), [France], 2005.

Herself, Cinema mil, Televisio de Catalunya (TV3, Spain), 2005.



Herself, Muppet Video: Rowlf's Rhapsodies with the Muppets (also known as Jim Henson's "Muppet Video: Rowlf's Rhapsodies with the Muppets"), 1985.



(With Diana Vreeland) Dressing Up: How to Look and Feel Absolutely Perfect for any Social Occasion, Putnam, 1984.



Harper's Bazaar, August, 1988, p. 136.

Playboy Guide–Fashion for Men, spring/summer, 1981, p. 87.

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