Oxenberg, Catherine 1961–

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Oxenberg, Catherine 1961–

(Catherine, Princess Catherine Oxenberg, Princess, Catherine Van Dien, Princess Catherine Oxenberg Van Dien)


Born September 22, 1961, in New York, NY; daughter of Howard Oxenberg (a businessman) and Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia; married Robert Evans (a producer), July 12, 1998 (annulled, July 21, 1998); married Casper Van Dien (an actor), May 8, 1999; children: India; (second marriage) Maya, Celeste. Education: Studied acting with Stanley Zaraff, Joanne Baron, and The Groundling's Theatre; studied psychology, philosophy and mythology at Columbia University; attended Harvard University.


Agent—Darryl Marshak, Gold, Marshak, Liedtike and Associates, 3500 West Olive Ave., Suite 1400, Burbank, CA 91505.


Actress. Previously worked as a professional model, appearing on the covers of Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Interview.

Awards, Honors:

Soap Opera Digest Awards, outstanding actress in a supporting role in a prime time serial and outstanding new actress in a prime time serial, 1985, both for Dynasty; Bambi Award, 1986; Grace Award, most inspirational television acting, MovieGuide Awards, 2002, for The Miracle of the Cards.


Film Appearances:

Eve Trent, The Lair of the White Worm, Vestron, 1988.

Herself, Walking after Midnight, Kay Film, 1988.

Kristen, Overexposed, Concorde, 1990.

(As Catherine) Herself, The Global Forum, 1990.

Kate, Sexual Response (also known as Take My Body), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1992.

Voice of herself, CyberFin Virtual Dolphin Swim, 1994.

Patsy "Boom-Boom" Parker, Boys Will Be Boys, A-pix Entertainment, 1997.

Morgana, Arthur's Quest, A-pix Entertainment, 1999.

Sarah, Time Served, Trimark Pictures, 1999.

Bailey, The Collectors, New City Releasing, 1999.

Cassandra Barashe, The Omega Code, Providence Entertainment, 1999.

Susan Renart, Sanctimony, 2000.

Sasha, Perilous, 2000.

The Flying Dutchman, New City Releasing, 2000.

Marion Shergold, The Miracle of the Cards, 2001.

Always Greener, 2001.

Margaret, The Vector File (short), 2002.

Technician number one, Starship Troopers: Marauder, Stage 6 Films, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Amanda Bedford Carrington, Dynasty, ABC, 1984-89.

Ashley Hunter-Coddington, Acapulco H.E.A.T., syndicated, 1993-94.

Herself, I Married a Princess, Lifetime, 2005.

Leandra Thames, Watch Over Me, MyNetwork, 2006-2007.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Fiona Matthews McDonald, Ring of Scorpio, 1990.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(Television debut) Lady Diana Spencer, The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana, CBS, 1982.

Nancy Church, Still Crazy Like a Fox (also known as Crazy Like a Fox: The Movie), CBS, 1987.

Princess Alisa, Roman Holiday, CBS, 1987.

Jade Greene, Swimsuit (also known as Swimsuit: The Movie), NBC, 1989.

Lisa Duncan, Trenchcoat in Paradise, CBS, 1989.

Angela Hemmings, Bony, 1990.

Dr. Aja Turner, K-9000, Fox, 1991.

Princess Diana, Charles and Diana: Unhappily Ever After (also known as Charles and Diana: A Palace Divided, Charles et Diana, and A Palace Divided), ABC, 1992.

Jordy/Natalie Browning, Rubdown, USA Network, 1993.

Simone Hollister, Treacherous Beauties (also known as Les armes de la passion), CBS, 1994.

Sergeant Tina Walcott, Catch Me If You Can (also known as Deadly Game and Hide and Seek), Fox Family Channel, 1998.

(As Catherine Van Dien) Thrill Seekers spokesperson, The Time Shifters (also known as Thrill Seekers), 1999.

(As Catherine Van Dien) Forest Service woman, A Friday Night Date (also known as La rage au volant and Road Rage), 2000.

Lacy Anderson, The Flying Dutchman (also known as Frozen in Fear), 2001.

Marion Shergold, The Miracle of the Cards (also known as Le miracle des cartes), PAX, 2001.

Kate Barnes, Premonition (also known as The Psychic), 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Michelle Lloyd, Cover Up, CBS, 1984.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1986.

That's What Friends Are For: AIDS Concert '88, Showtime, 1988.

Host, This Island Earth, Disney Channel, 1992.

Host, Royals: Dynasty or Disaster, Fox, 1993.

(As Princess Catherine Oxenberg Van Dien) "Dynasty": The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

TV's Most Memorable Weddings, NBC, 2003.

"Dynasty" Reunion: Catfights & Caviar, CBS, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"My Mother, My Chaperone/The Present/The Death and Life of Sir Alfred Demerest/Welcome Aboard: Parts 1 & 2," The Love Boat, ABC, 1984.

(As Princess Catherine Oxenberg) Host, Saturday Night Live (also known as SNL), NBC, 1986.

"Egypt," The Love Boat, ABC, 1986.

(As Princess) Primero izquierda, 1991.

Simone Hollister, "Treacherous Beauties," The Harlequin Romance Movies (also known as CBS Sunday Afternoon Showcase), CBS, 1994.

Sydney Mercer, "Oy Vey, You're Gay," The Nanny, CBS, 1995.

(Uncredited) Sydney Mercer, "Where's Fran?" The Nanny, CBS, 1996.

Erika, "Bad Boyz," Baywatch Hawaii, syndicated, 2000.

The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005.

Claudia Penchant, "Brothers Grim," Out of Practice, CBS, 2005.

Larry King Live, CNN, 2006.

Host, "Tea, Tennis, Croquet and Cricket," American Princess, NBC, 2007.

Host, "Art and Aristocracy," American Princess, NBC, 2007.

Television Work; Series:

Producer, I Married a Princess, Lifetime, 2005.


Video Games:

Female pilot, Starship Troopers, Empire Interactive, 2005.



The Economist, September 30, 1989, p. 48.

Variety, July 13, 1998, p. 6.

People Weekly, July 7, 1997, p. 37; August 10, 1998, p. 118; May 16, 2005, p. 101.


Catherine Oxenberg Website,http://catherineoxenberg.com/.