Sarah Douglas

Actor
British actress Sarah Douglas established herself on screen in a number of memorably villainous roles. Although a classically-trained stage performer, Douglas immediately began to gain onscreen recognition in genre ... Read more »
Born: 12/12/1952 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (41)

Strippers vs. Werewolves 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Hollywood Off-Ramp 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Changing Directions 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stargate SG-1 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Iron Man 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

The Stepford Husbands 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Blade Boxer 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Frankenstein Sings 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

To the Ends of Time 1995 (Movie)

Karnissa (Actor)

Voodoo 1995 (Movie)

Ezili (Actor)

Fifteen 1990 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Skeeter 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Almost Home 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Mirror, Mirror 2: Raven Dance 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Quest of the Delta Knights 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Return of the Living Dead III 1993 (Movie)

Sinclair (Actor)

Meatballs 4 1992 (Movie)

Monica (Actor)

Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time 1991 (Movie)

Lyranna (Actor)

Dali 1991 (Movie)

Gala Dali (Actor)

Falcon Crest 1981 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Art of Dying 1990 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

The Return of Swamp Thing 1989 (Movie)

Dr Lana Zurrell (Actor)

Nightfall 1988 (Movie)

Roa (Actor)

Steele Justice 1987 (Movie)

Kay (Actor)

Solarbabies 1986 (Movie)

Shandray (Actor)

Battle of the Network Stars XVI 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan the Destroyer 1984 (Movie)

Queen Taramis (Actor)

V: The Final Battle 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Superman II 1981 (Movie)

Ursa (Actor)

Superman 1978 (Movie)

Ursa (Actor)

The People That Time Forgot 1976 (Movie)

Charly (Actor)

Dracula 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Days of Man on Earth 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Asylum (TV Show)

Actor

Gryphon (TV Show)

Actor

Tagget (TV Show)

Actor

Witchville (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

British actress Sarah Douglas established herself on screen in a number of memorably villainous roles. Although a classically-trained stage performer, Douglas immediately began to gain onscreen recognition in genre material like the retelling of "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (CBS, 1974) and the Edgar Rice Burroughs pulp adventure "The People that Time Forgot" (1977). The following year, Douglas cemented her place as a pop-culture icon when she played the super-powered villainess Ursa in the blockbuster superhero epics "Superman" (1978) and "Superman II" (1980) opposite Terrence Stamp and Christopher Reeve. Another role as a scheming seductress for several seasons on the melodrama "Falcon Crest" (CBS, 1981-1990) further cemented her reputation as the "Queen of Mean." Firmly established as the sexy siren audiences loved to hate, Douglas was deliciously nasty as a reptilian alien invader in "V: The Final Battle" (NBC, 1984) and a power-hungry sorceress in the Schwarzenegger vehicle "Conan the Destroyer" (1984). For better or worse, B-movie sequels like "Return of the Swamp Thing" (1989) and "Return of the Living Dead III" (1993) occupied much of the actress' career throughout the 1990s. Having matured beyond her former vamp roles, she began a lucrative second career as a voice actress on animated series like "Batman Beyond" (The WB, 1999-2001) and occasionally returned to familiar territory with villainous roles in efforts like "Witchville" (Syfy, 2010). To the joy of many a convention-goer, Douglas remained eternally thankful for the genre material that had provided her with a lengthy career.

Relationships

Edward Douglas

Father

Beryl Douglas

Mother

Richard Parmentier

Husband
married in 1981 divorced in 1986

EDUCATION

Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama

Kent

Milestones

1995

Played Ezili, the evil snake goddess, in "Voodoo"

1984

Co-starred in the NBC miniseries "V: The Final Battle"

1983

Played Pamela Lynch on the CBS primetime soap "Falcon Crest"

1980

Reprised Ursa in "Superman II"

1978

Co-starred as Ursa in "Superman"

1974

Made American TV-movie debut, "Dracula" (CBS)

1973

Feature film debut in small role, "The Last Days of Man on Earth"

Provided voice of Madok's wife in the animated series "Iron Man"

Appeared in numerous BBC productions, including "Bergerac" and "Return of the Saint"

Was member of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain; performed in "Zigger Zigger" and "Fuzz"

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