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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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Catherine Schell.


1944 Birth Born on July 17, 1944.
1950 5 Years Old In 1950, the family migrated to the United States, where Schell's father gained US citizenship. … Read More


1957 12 Years Old In 1957, Paul Schell joined Radio Free Europe and the family moved to Munich, where Catherine developed an interest in acting and attended the prestigious Otto Falckenberg Academy of Performing Arts. … Read More
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 Lana: Queen of the Amazons (German: "Lana - Königin der Amazonen").


1968 23 Years Old While filming The Amsterdam Affair in 1968, she met and married her first husband, British actor William Marlowe (1932–2004) and moved to London.
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 movie starring Bette Davis.


1975 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1975, she appeared opposite Peter Sellers in the comedy The Return of the Pink Panther as Lady Claudine Lytton. … Read More
1977 32 Years Old Her marriage to Marlowe was dissolved in 1977; shortly afterward, she met director Bill Hays. They married in 1982. … Read More


In addition to her career-defining work on Space: 1999, Schell is famous for another British sci-fi series appearance. … Read More


2006 62 Years Old Schell made her first convention appearance in New York during MainMission:2000, the 25th anniversary convention for Space:1999, but has appeared only one other time at a convention, largely due to the declining health of her second husband, Bill Hays, who died 6 March 2006.
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