Catherine Schell

Hungarian-born British Actress
Born Jul 17, 1944

Katherina Freiin Schell von Bauschlott is an Hungarian-born actress best known for her work on British television. Schell rose to fame in various British film and television productions in the 1960s and 1970s. She acted under the name Catherine von Schell early in her career, but is better known by the name Catherine Schell.… Read More

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1944 Birth Born on July 17, 1944.
1950 5 Years Old In 1950, the family emigrated to the United States, where Schell's father acquired American citizenship.


1957 12 Years Old Schell entered a convent school in the New York City borough of Staten Island. In 1957, her father joined Radio Free Europe and the family moved to Munich, Germany, where Schell developed an interest in acting and attended the Otto Falckenberg School of the Performing Arts.
1964 19 Years Old Under the name Katherina von Schell, she made her film debut in 1964 as the title character in the little-known German-language film (German: Lana – Königin der Amazonen).


1968 23 Years Old While filming Amsterdam Affair in 1968, Schell met and married her first husband, British actor William Marlowe (1930–2003), and moved to London. The marriage ended in divorce in 1977.
1969 24 Years Old In 1969, she appeared as Bond girl Nancy in the George Lazenby James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service (credited as Catherina von Schell), and as Clementine Taplin in the science-fiction thriller Moon Zero Two.
1972 27 Years Old In 1972, she appeared for the first time under the name Catherine Schell in Madame Sin, an American television film starring Bette Davis.


1975 30 Years Old In 1975, she appeared opposite Peter Sellers in the comedy The Return of the Pink Panther as Lady Claudine Lytton. … Read More
1982 37 Years Old Schell married director Bill Hays (1938–2006) in 1982. … Read More


Schell appeared in the science-fiction series Space: 1999 as a robotic servant ("Guardian of Piri", 1975), and returned to the series in its second season as the regular character Maya, a shape-shifting "metamorph" from the planet Psychon. … Read More


2006 62 Years Old She reportedly sold the inn after the death of her second husband in 2006.
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