Samantha Eggar

Actor
Striking fresh-faced redhead who first made her mark as the object of Terence Stamp's obsessive desire in William Wyler's haunting "The Collector" (1965), a role which earned her a Best Actress award at Cannes, and an ... Read more »
Born: 03/05/1939 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (59)

The Nine Lives of Chloe King 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mental 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Commander in Chief 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

She Spies 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

The Astronaut's Wife 1999 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Hercules 1997 (Movie)

of Hera (Voice)

The Phantom 1996 (Movie)

Lily Palmer (Actor)

Burke's Law 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1984 - 1985, 1992 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Legend of Prince Valiant 1991 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Inevitable Grace 1994 (Movie)

Britt (Actor)

The Magic Flute 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Dark Horse 1992 (Movie)

Mrs Curtis (Actor)

The Magic Voyage 1992 (Movie)

of Queen Isabella (Voice)

Round Numbers 1991 (Movie)

Anne (Actor)

Ragin' Cajun 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

Directed By William Wyler 1988 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

For the Term of His Natural Life 1984 (Movie)

Julie Vickers (Actor)

Curtains 1983 (Movie)

Samantha Sherwood (Actor)

Hot Touch 1981 (Movie)

Samantha O'Brien (Actor)

The Exterminator 1980 (Movie)

Dr Megan Stewart (Actor)

The Brood 1979 (Movie)

Nola Carveth (Actor)

The Great Battle 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Killer Who Wouldn't Die 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Uncanny 1976 (Movie)

Edina Hamilton (Actor)

Welcome to Blood City 1976 (Movie)

Katherine (Actor)

The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Seven Per-Cent Solution 1975 (Movie)

Mary Watson (Actor)

Why Shoot the Teacher 1975 (Movie)

Alice Field (Actor)

Double Indemnity 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Love Story 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Anna and the King 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dead Are Alive 1971 (Movie)

Myra (Actor)

The Light at the Edge of the World 1971 (Movie)

Arabella (Actor)

The Molly Maguires 1970 (Movie)

Mary Raines (Actor)

The Walking Stick 1969 (Movie)

Deborah Dainton (Actor)

Doctor Dolittle 1967 (Movie)

Emma Fairfax (Actor)

Walk, Don't Run 1966 (Movie)

Christine Easton (Actor)

Return From the Ashes 1965 (Movie)

Fabienne (Actor)

The Collector 1965 (Movie)

Miranda Grey (Actor)

Psyche '59 1964 (Movie)

Robin (Actor)

The Wild and the Willing 1964 (Movie)

Josie (Actor)

Doctor in Distress 1962 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Case For Murder (TV Show)

Actor

A Ghost in Monte Carlo (TV Show)

Actor

All the Kind Strangers (TV Show)

Actor

Back in Business (TV Show)

Actor

Fantasy Island (TV Show)

Actor

Loss of Faith (TV Show)

Actor

Love Among Thieves (TV Show)

Actor

The Secrets of Lake Success (TV Show)

Actor

The Truth About Lying (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Striking fresh-faced redhead who first made her mark as the object of Terence Stamp's obsessive desire in William Wyler's haunting "The Collector" (1965), a role which earned her a Best Actress award at Cannes, and an Oscar nomination. Samantha Eggar had begun her career on the British stage, appearing in numerous productions of Shakespeare in the provinces and for two seasons at the Oxford Playhouse. She was appearing in the Royal Court Theatre production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" when she was "discovered" by producer Betty Box and placed in "Wild and Willing", a feature film about college students. Within three years she was starring with Terence Stamp in "The Collector", and two years later was the object of Rex Harrison's affection in "Dr. Dolittle" (1967). In "The Molly Maguires" (1970), she was torn between her affection for Richard Harris and her loyalty to Sean Connery and the miners. She was the psychiatrist in the 1980 "Death Wish" clone, "The Exterminator." Eggar made her TV debut in an episode of "The Saint" (1965), and starred opposite Yul Brynner in the series version of "Anna and the King" (CBS, 1972), which is better known to most audiences as "The King and I". She has also appeared in numerous TV episodes. Eggar made her TV-movie debut in the 1973 remake of "Double Indemnity" playing the devious Phyllis Dietrichson, inheriting the Barbara Stanwyck role form the 1943 original. She was Billie Burke, wife of Florenz Ziegfeld in the 1978 biographical TV-movie ""Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women." Eggar also co-starred with Audrey Hepburn in the latter's one and only TV- movie, "Love Among Thieves" (1987). In the 90s, Eggar often provided the voices for animated characters on numerous series and specials, principally as Queen Guinevere in "The Legend of Prince Valiant", which aired on the Family Channel from 1991-95. She also appeared as Kristy Swanson's society mother in Simon Wincer's "The Phantom" (1996).

Relationships

Muriel Eggar

Mother

Ralph Eggar

Father

Jack Eggar

Uncle

Tom Stern

Husband
married on October 24, 1964 divorced on March 25, 1971

Jenna Stern

Daughter
born in 1967

Nicolas Stern

Son
born in 1965

EDUCATION

Slade School of Fine Arts

Assumption Convent

Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art

Holy Cross Convent

Milestones

2000

Appeared on the ABC drama series "All My Children"

1996

Played supporting role in "The Phantom"

1991

Provided voice of Queen Guinevere in animated series "The Legend of Prince Valiant"

1987

Co-starred with Audrey Hepburn in "Love Among Thieves" (ABC)

1973

Made TV movie debut in Barbara Stanwyck role in remake of "Double Indemnity"

1972

Starred as Anna in "Anna and the King" TV series

1967

Was the object of Rex Harrison's affections in "Doctor Doolittle"

1965

Made TV debut in an episode of "The Saint"

1962

Discoved by producer Betty Box while appearing in in Royal Court production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

1962

Film debut, "The Wild and the Willing"

Performed for two seasons with the Oxford Playhouse

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