Eggar, Samantha 1939–

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Eggar, Samantha 1939–


Full name, Victoria Louise Samantha Marie Elizabeth Therese Eggar; born March 5, 1939, in Hampstead, London, England; daughter of Ralph Alfred James (a career army officer) and Muriel Olga (an actress and playwright; maiden name, Palache-Bouman) Eggar; married Tom Stern (an actor, producer, and concert promoter) October 24, 1964 (divorced March 25, 1971); children: Nicolas, Jenna Louise. Education: Attended Slade School of Fine Arts and Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Religion: Roman Catholic.

Addresses: Agent—Special Artists Agency, 9465 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 890, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Halpern Management, 12304 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 104, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Career: Actress. Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, England, actress for two seasons; appeared in television commercials. Member of Centre for Environmental Education, Special Olympics, British Olympics, and Young Musicians Foundation; Kidney Foundation, board member, 1968–73.

Member: Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors' Equity Association, Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television, and Radio Artists, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Daughters of the British Empire, Cousteau Society, Greenpeace.

Awards, Honors: Nominations for Golden Laurel Awards, Producers Guild of America, new female face, 1965, and female star, 1966; Cannes Film Festival Award, best actress, 1965, Academy Award nomination, best actress, 1966, Golden Globe Award, best actress in a motion picture, 1966, and nomination for Golden Laurel Award, outstanding female dramatic performance, 1966, all for The Collector; Genie Award nomination, best performance by a foreign actress, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1980, for The Brood.


Television Appearances; Series:

Anna Owens, Anna and the King, CBS, 1972.

Pamela Capwell Conrad, Santa Barbara, 1987.

Voice of Queen Guinevere, Prince Valiant (animated; also known as The Legend of Prince Valiant), The Family Channel, 1991.

Charlotte Devane, All My Children (also known as All My Children: The Summer of Seduction), ABC, 2000.

Sara Templeton, Commander in Chief, ABC, 2005–2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Phyllis Dietrickson, Double Indemnity, ABC, 1973.

Carol Ann, All the Kind Strangers (also known as Evil in the Swamp), ABC, 1974.

Vivan Brandt, Columbo: The Bye-Bye Sky-High I.Q. Murder Case, 1977.

Billie Burke, Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women, NBC, 1978.

Julie Vickers, For the Term of His Natural Life, 1985.

Solange DuLac, Love Among Thieves, ABC, 1987.

Jeanne, A Ghost in Monte Carlo (also known as Ein phantom in Monte Carlo), TNT, 1990.

Ellen Denvers, A Case for Murder, USA Network, 1993.

Inspector Strong, Loss of Faith (also known as The Truth about Lying and Au coeur de la verite le men-songe), Lifetime, 1997.

Diana Keswick, Everything to Gain (also known as Barbara Taylor Bradford Trilogy: Everything to Gain), CBS, 1997.

Dr. Sonya Brody, Back in Business, HBO, 1997.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Ory Palmer, "Rainbow in the Thunder" segment, Davy Crockett, broadcast as part of Disneyland (also known as Disney's Wonderful World, The Disney Sunday Movie, The Magical World of Disney, Walt Disney, Walt Disney Presents, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, and The Wonderful World of Disney), NBC, 1988.

Diana Westley, The Secrets of Lake Success, NBC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Evelyn Walsh McLean, "The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond," Smithsonian Institution Specials, CBS, 1975.

The strange lady, "The Man of Destiny," Hollywood Television Theatre, PBS, 1975.

Glynis, "The Hemingway Play," Hollywood Television Theatre, PBS, 1976.

Herself, Dors: The Other Diana, Channel 4, 1990.

Voice of Queen of the Night, The Magic Flute, ABC, 1994.

Voice, Siegfried & Roy: Masters of the Impossible, Fox, 1996.

Interviewee, Cary Grant: A Class Apart, TNT, 2004.

The 100 Greatest Family Films, Channel 4, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Joan, "The Road Between," Rendezvous, 1961.

Claire Avery, "Marcia," The Saint, ABC, 1963.

Ruth, "The Cardboard House," Love Story, NBC, 1973.

Angela Bowman, "Shattered," Lucas Tanner, NBC, 1975.

Laurie Eckhardt, "Look Back in Terror," Baretta, 1976.

Charlotte, "Starsky and Hutch on Playboy Island," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1977.

Agnes du Bois, "Horoscope for Murder," Hawaii Five-0 (also known as McGarrett), 1978.

Helena Marsh, "Return/The Toughest Man Alive," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1978.

Helena Marsh, "The Wedding," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1979.

Mary-Louise Murphy, "A Funny Valentine/The Wallflower/Home Is Not a Home," The Love Boat, ABC, 1979.

Meg Chase, "Return of the Ninny/Touchdown Twins/Split Personality," The Love Boat, ABC, 1981.

Aloha Paradise, 1981.

Miss St. Clair, "Exit Line," Darkroom, 1982.

Jillian Rawlings, "Long Lost Love," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1983.

Marta Quintessa, "Hooray for Homicide," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1984.

Laura Bennett, "Fragments," Magnum, P.I., 1984.

Gwen Carter, "People Don't Do Such Things," Tales of the Unexpected (also known as Roald Dahl's "Tales of the Unexpected"), syndicated, 1985.

Mrs. Cratchit, "Christmas Carol II the Sequel," George Burns Comedy Week, CBS, 1985.

Nanny Elizabeth Oliver, "Cry Wolf," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1985.

Megan Brody, "Wayward Dreams," Finder of Lost Loves, ABC, 1985.

Sister Rachel, "Hymn," Outlaws, CBS, 1987.

Camilla Rousseau, "Echoes," Stingray, NBC, 1987.

Lisa Talbot, "Deathmate," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 1987.

"Saturday, Bloody Saturday," 1st & Ten (also known as 1st & Ten: Do It Again, 1st & Ten: Going for Broke, 1st & Ten: In Your Face!, 1st & Ten: The Bulls Mean Business, 1st & Ten: The Championship, and 1st & Ten, Training Camp: The Bulls Are Back), 1988.

Claire Stiggs, HeartBeat, ABC, 1989.

Katherine Randolph, "The Talk Show," Matlock, NBC, 1990.

Marie Picard, "Family," Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1990.

Dr. Anna Kapler, "Prototype," Mann & Machine, NBC, 1992.

Camille Bancroft, "Where There's a Will," L.A. Law, NBC, 1992.

Katherine Randolph (in archive footage), "The Murder Game," Matlock, ABC, 1994.

Princess Catherine Lanier, "Who Killed the Lifeguard?," Burke's Law, CBS, 1995.

Voice of Hera, "Hercules and the Parents Weekend," Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's "Hercules"), syndicated, 1998.

Voice of Hera, "Hercules and the Tiff on Olympus," Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's "Hercules"), syndicated, 1999.

Huffy English woman, "Learning to Fly," She Spies, syndicated, 2003.

Sister Vivian, "The Boy in the Box," Cold Case, CBS, 2004.

(In archive footage) Cinema mil, 2005.

Also appeared in episodes of Kojak, CBS; McMillan and Wife, NBC; and Streets of San Francisco, ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Anne Roland, The Killer Who Wouldn't Die (also known as Ohanian), ABC, 1976.

Hagen, 1980.

Film Appearances:

Josie, Young and Willing (also known as The Wild and the Willing and The Young and the Willing), Universal, 1962.

Delia Mallory, Doctor in Distress, Rank, 1963.

Ethel Le Neve, Dr. Crippen, Warner Bros., 1963.

Robin, Psyche 59, Columbia/Royal, 1964.

Miranda Grey, The Collector (also known as The Butterfly Collector), Columbia, 1965.

Fabienne "Fabi" Wolfe, Return from the Ashes, United Artists, 1965.

Christine Easton, Walk, Don't Run, Columbia, 1966.

Emma Fairfax, Doctor Dolittle, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967.

Danielle "Dany" Lang, The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (also known as La dame dans l'auto avec des lunettes et un fusil), Columbia, 1970.

Mary Raines, The Molly Maguires, Paramount, 1970.

Deborah Dainton, The Walking Stick, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970.

Arabella, The Light at the Edge of the World (also known as La luz del fin del mondo), National General, 1971.

Myra Shelton, The Dead Are Alive (also known as The Etruscan Kills Again, Overtime, L'etrusco uccide ancora, and Das geheimnis des gelben grabes), National General, 1972.

Joanna Blake, A Name for Evil (also known as The Face of Evil, The Grove, and There Is a Name for Evil), Cinerama, 1973.

Mary Morstan Watson, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Universal, 1977.

Edina Hamilton, "Hollywood 1936," The Uncanny, Rank, 1977.

Katherine, Welcome to Blood City (also known as Bloody City), EMI-Famous Players, 1977.

Alice Field, Why Shoot the Teacher?, Ambassador/Quartet, 1977.

Annelise Ackermann, Il grande attacco (also known as Battle Force, The Battle of the Mareth Line, The Biggest Battle, The Greatest Battle, The Great Battle, and Die Grosse Offensive), 1977.

Hostess, Unknown Powers, 1978.

Nola Carveth, The Brood (also known as David Cronenberg's "The Brood" and La clinique de la terreur), New World, 1979.

Dr. Megan Stewart, The Exterminator, Avco-Embassy, 1980.

Jennifer Baines, Demonoid (also known as Demonoid, Macabra, Messenger of Death, and La mano del diabolo), American Panorama, 1981.

Samantha O'Brien, The Hot Touch (also known as Peter Dion and Coup de maitre), Astral Films/Trans-Atlantic, 1982.

Samantha Sherwood, Curtains, Jensen Farley, 1983.

Herself, Directed by William Wyler (documentary), Tatge, 1986.

Rajun' Cajun (also known as Loner), 1991.

Anne, Round Numbers, 1992.

Mrs. Curtis, Dark Horse, Live Entertainment, 1992.

Voice of Queen Isabella, The Magic Voyage (also known as Die abenteuer von Pico und Columbus), 1992.

Britt, Inevitable Grace, Silverstar Productions, 1994.

Lily Palmer, The Phantom, Paramount, 1996.

Voice of Hera, Hercules (animated), Buena Vista, 1997.

Doctor Patraba, The Astronaut's Wife, New Line Cinema, 1999.

Stage Appearances:

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1962.

Appeared in British productions of Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, and Twelfth Night during the 1960s.



Charlotte Devane (in archive footage), Daytime' Greatest Weddings, 2004.

Video Games:

Voice of Hera, Hercules, 1997.

Voice of Lady Howard, Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned, Sierra On-Line, 1999.

Voice of M, James Bond 007: Nightfire, Electronic Arts, 2002.

Voice of M, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (also known as Everything or Nothing), Electronic Arts, 2004.

Audio Books:

Reader, An Ocean Apart, by Robin Pilcher, 1999.