Tennant, Victoria 1950(?)–

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Tennant, Victoria 1950(?)–


Born September 30, 1950 (some sources say 1953), in London, England; daughter of Cecil (a talent agent and producer) and Irina (a prima ballerina; maiden name, Baronova) Tennant; married Peppo Vanini (a nightclub owner), 1969 (divorced, 1976); married Matthew Chapman (a writer and director), 1978 (divorced, 1982); married Steve Martin (an actor and comedian), November 20, 1986 (divorced, 1994); married Kirk Stambler (a lawyer), March 4, 1996; children: (fourth marriage) Katya Irina. Education: Studied ballet at the Elmhurst Ballet School; trained for the stage at the Central School of Speech and Drama, London.


Agent—Don Buchwald and Associates, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90048.


Actress. Involved with Search for Common Ground.


Screen Actors Guild, British Actors' Equity.

Awards, Honors:

Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by actress in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, 1984, for The Winds of War.


Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Doris Randall, The Ragman's Daughter, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972.

Annette Dorberg, Ich bin dein killer (also known as Nullpunkt), 1979.

Dinner party guest, The Dogs of War, 1980.

Barbra, Horror Planet (also known as Inseminoid and Horrorplanet), 1980.

Lady Carnarvon, Sphinx, 1981.

Carol Redding and Betty, A Stranger's Kiss, Orion, 1983.

Terry Hoskins, All of Me, Universal, 1984.

Helden von Tiebolt/Helden Tennyson, The Holcroft Covenant, Thorn-EMI, 1985.

Corinne, Flowers in the Attic, Fries Entertainment, 1987.

Roberta Gillian, Best Seller, Orion, 1987.

Alice Gordon, Zugzwang, (also known as Fool's Mate), ZDF, 1989.

Hilary Thomas, Whispers (also known as Dean R. Koontz's "Whispers"), ITC Entertainment, 1990.

Aunt Lydia, The Handmaid's Tale (also known as Die geschichte der dienerin), Cinecom, 1990.

Sara McDowel, L.A. Story, TriStar, 1991.

Alicia Rieux, La Peste (also known as The Plague), 1992.

Blonde with dog, Edie & Pen (also known as Desert Gamble), 23rd Street Productions, 1997.

Mary, Legend of the Mummy (also known as Bram Stoker's "Legend of the Mummy" and Bram Stoker's "The Mummy"), New City Releasing/Goldbar International, 1997.

Herself, We Married Margo, 2000.

Herself, The Making of "War and Remembrance" (short), MPI Home Video, 2004.

Herself, "War & Remembrance": Behind the Scenes (short), MPI Home Video, 2004.

Eleanor, Irene In Time, Rainbow Film Company, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Anita Hargraves, Snowy River: The McGregor Saga, Family Channel, 1993-94.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Pamela Tudsbury, The Winds of War, ABC, 1983.

Trish Lee, Chiefs (also known as Once Upon a Murder), CBS, 1983.

Pamela Tudsbury, War and Remembrance, ABC, 1988.

Francesca Cunningham Avery, Voice of the Heart, 1990.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Helen Curtiss, La guerre des insectes, 1981.

Estelle Taylor, Dempsey, CBS, 1983.

Gloria Garry, Under Siege, NBC, 1986.

Victoria Portman, Maigret (also known as Inspector Maigret), syndicated, 1988.

Audra, Act of Will, 1989.

Bitter divorcee, Sister Mary Explains It All, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Welcome Home, America!—A USO Salute to America's Sons and Daughters, ABC, 1991.

Intimate Portrait: Barbara Taylor Bradford, Lifetime, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Bernice, "Who's Got the Lady?," Tales of the Unexpected, 1982.

"The Funniest Guy in the World," George Burns Comedy Week, CBS, 1985.

Valentina, "Red Snow," Twilight Zone (also known as The New Twilight Zone), CBS, 1986.

Bride, "Deadly Honeymoon," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1986.

Showbiz Today, 1990.

Victoria Larkin, "Deadly Games," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1997.

Dr. Toynton, "Blind Faith," Providence, NBC, 1999.

Irene, "Dancin'," The Chris Isaak Show, 2001.

Marta Sperling, "The Man on the Bridge," JAG, CBS, 2004.

"Steve Martin," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2006.

Maggie Kent, "My Scrubs," Scrubs, NBC, 2007.

Also appeared as Julia Stoner, "The Case of the Speckled Band," Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

Television Work; Movies:

Executive producer, Sister Mary Explains It All, 2001.

Stage Appearances:

Lesbia, Getting Married, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1991.

Also appeared in Love Letters, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago, IL.



Edie & Pen (also known as Desert Gamble), 23rd Street Productions, 1997.

Film Song Lyrics:

Hussy, 1979.

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