Barbara Carrera

Actor, Model
Barbara Carrera was a top fashion model before turning to a career as an actress in films and television. The statuesque Nicaraguan-born beauty's dark looks graced the pages and covers of such magazines as VOGUE, PARIS ... Read more »
Born: 12/30/1945 in Managua, NI

Filmography

Actor (31)

Night of the Archer 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Judging Amy 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

That '70s Show 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Waking Up Horton 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

JAG 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Is All There Is 1996 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

Tryst 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Point of Impact 1993 (Movie)

Eva Largo (Actor)

Loverboy 1989 (Movie)

Alex Barnett (Actor)

Wicked Stepmother 1989 (Movie)

Priscilla (Actor)

Rich and Famous 1988 World's Best 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Love at Stake 1987 (Movie)

Faith (Actor)

The Underachievers 1986 (Movie)

Katherine (Actor)

Wild Geese II 1984 (Movie)

Kathy Lukas (Actor)

Lone Wolf McQuade 1983 (Movie)

Lola Richardson (Actor)

Never Say Never Again 1983 (Movie)

Fatima Blush (Actor)

I, the Jury 1982 (Movie)

Dr Charlotte Bennett (Actor)

Condorman 1981 (Movie)

Natalia (Actor)

When Time Ran Out 1979 (Movie)

Iolani (Actor)

The Island of Dr. Moreau 1977 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

Embryo 1975 (Movie)

Victoria (Actor)

The Master Gunfighter 1975 (Movie)

Eula (Actor)

Puzzle of a Downfall Child 1970 (Movie)

T J Brady (Actor)

Centennial (TV Show)

Actor

Masada (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in Paradise (TV Show)

Actor

Sawbones (TV Show)

Actor

Sins of the Past (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Barbara Carrera was a top fashion model before turning to a career as an actress in films and television. The statuesque Nicaraguan-born beauty's dark looks graced the pages and covers of such magazines as VOGUE, PARIS MATCH, HARPER'S BAZAAR, PLAYBOY in the 1960s. She broke into features portraying a model in "Puzzle of a Downfall Child" (1970), starring Faye Dunaway. Her first role of substance in "Master Gunfighter" (1976) saw Carrera as little more than window dressing for co-star Tom Laughlin before essaying the role of a tiger-woman involved with Michael York in the 1977 remake of "The Island of Dr. Moreau". The actress had what was perhaps her best known role, however, as Bond Girl Fatima Blush opposite Sean Connery in "Never Say Never Again" (1983). She also was seen as Patrick Dempsey's first adult sexual conquest in "Loverboy" (1989). Dropping out of film work for several years, Carrera returned opposite Louise Fletcher in "Tryst" (1995), and in "Love Is All There Is" (1996), paired with Paul Sorvino in a modern spin on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet".

On the small screen, Carrera debuted as the Native American Clay Basket in the NBC miniseries "Centennial" (1978-79). She went on to portray Sheva, the woman who does what needs to be done to survive, in "Masada" (ABC, 1981) and starred as "Emma: Queen of the South Seas", a 1988 syndicated miniseries playing the real-life woman who saved the Samoan Islands from colonization in the 19th Century. Carrera was featured in the 1982 pilot for ABC's "Matt Houston" and played a former call girl looking back over 20 years in "Sins of the Past" (ABC, 1984). During the 1985-86 season, she was cast as Angelica Nero, the shipping executive allied with Cliff (Ken Kercheval) but flirting with Jack Ewing (Dack Rambo), on "Dallas" (CBS).

Relationships

Baron Otto von Hoffman

Husband
divorced

Uva Barden

Husband
divorced

Cameron Docherty

Husband
divorced

Nicholas Mavroleon

Husband
separated in November 1990 third husband

EDUCATION

attended European convent schools

Milestones

1997

Named as ambassador-at-large for Nicaragua

1996

Co-starred with Paul Sorvino in "Love Is All There Is", a modern version of "Romeo and Juliet"

1989

Shared title role in the dismal "Wicked Stepmother" with Bette Davis; because of Davis' health, role was changed to that of a younger woman played by Carrera

1988

Starred in the syndicated Operation Prime Time miniseries "Emma: Queen of the South Seas"

1983

Cast as Bond girl Fatima Blush in "Never Say Never Again"

1981

Played female lead in the ABC miniseries "Masada"

1978

TV debut in the NBC miniseries "Centennial"; played a Native American

1977

Co-starred in the remake of "The Island of Dr. Moreau"

1976

First significant feature role, "The Master Gunfighter"

1969

Film acting debut in bit part in "Puzzle of a Downfall Child"

Had regular role of shipping executive Angelica Nero on the CBS primetime soap "Dallas"

Began career as a model; appeared in publications like Vogue, Paris Match, Harper's Bazaar, and Playboy

Bonus Trivia

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Some sources list 1951 as the year of Ms. Carrera's birth

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