Kate O'Mara

Born Aug 10, 1939

Kate O'Mara is an English film, stage and television actress. She is perhaps most widely known for her role as Caress Morell, the scheming sister of Alexis Colby in the 1980s American primetime soap opera Dynasty, though is also known for playing other villains such as the Rani in Doctor Who and Laura Wilde in Howards' Way.… Read More

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1939 Birth Born on August 10, 1939.


1961 21 Years Old O'Mara was married twice, first to Jeremy Young in 1961; the couple divorced in 1976.
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O'Mara made her stage debut in a 1963 production of The Merchant of Venice. … Read More


1970 30 Years Old In 1970, she appeared in two Hammer Studio horror films: The Vampire Lovers and The Horror of Frankenstein. … Read More


1986 46 Years Old Between these appearances in Doctor Who, she played Caress Morrell in the American primetime soap opera Dynasty. As the sister of Alexis Colby (Joan Collins), O'Mara appeared in 17 episodes of the sixth season and 4 episodes of the seventh during 1986. "We had a tremendous bitchy tension between us", the actress recalled about performing opposite Collins. “My character Caress was like an annoying little mosquito who just kept coming back and biting her.” O'Mara disliked living in California, preferring the change of seasons in Britain, and to her relief was released from her five-year contract after Collins told the producers that having two brunettes in the series was a bad idea. … Read More


1993 53 Years Old In 1993, she married Richard Willis, but the marriage was dissolved in 1996. … Read More
1994 54 Years Old O'Mara spoke on several occasions about her experience with the casting couch. On an episode of The Word in 1994, O'Mara claimed that American producer Judd Bernard pulled down her panties during a hotel-room audition for the Elvis Presley vehicle Double Trouble. … Read More


2001 61 Years Old In 2001, she had a recurring role in the ITV prison drama series Bad Girls before appearing in the short-lived revival of the soap opera Crossroads.
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She continued to perform on stage and in March 2008 she played Marlene Dietrich in a stage play entitled Lunch with Marlene.
2012 72 Years Old He was found hanged, a presumed suicide, at the family home in Long Marston, Warwickshire on 31 December 2012, after previous suicide attempts. … Read More
2014 75 Years Old O'Mara died on 30 March 2014 in a Sussex nursing home, aged 74, from ovarian cancer. … Read More
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