Bibi Besch

Bibi Besch

Highest Rated: 88% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Feb 1, 1940

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Having regularly landed television roles since the mid 1960s, actress Bibi Besch appeared to be finally winning the acclaim of her peers in the 1990s (as evidenced by a pair of Emmy Award nominations), before her death abruptly ended her career. Besch relocated with her family to Chappaqua, New York (her mother was Austrian theater actress Gusti Huber). Roles on such television soap operas as "The Secret Storm" and "The Edge of Night" served as her start in acting, leading to brief roles on hit 1970s programs ("The Rockford Files," "Charlie's Angels," etc.). One of her better known roles would arrive in the 1982 movie, "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," as the character Dr. Carol Marcus (the mother of Captain James T. Kirk's son), but two years later she was nominated for a Razzie Award (for "Worst Supporting Actress") for her work in the 1983 film, "The Lonely Lady." The early 1990s saw Besch get her career back on track, with Emmy Award nominations in 1992 ("Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special" for "Doing Time on Maple Drive") and 1993 ("Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series" for "Northern Exposure"). However, Besch died on September 7, 1996, in Los Angeles (at the age of 56), from breast cancer. Besch's daughter, Samantha Mathis, became a respected actress in her own right.

Highest rated movies

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
The Day After
Betsy's Wedding
The Beast Within
The Lonely Lady




No Score Yet No Score Yet California Myth Harriet (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 38% Rattled Gail Hendershot (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Abandoned and Deceived Iris (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wounded Heart Joan Lance (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 68% Doing Time on Maple Drive Lisa Carter (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 20% Lonely Hearts Maria Wilson (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 82% Crazy From the Heart Cynthia (Character) - 1991
50% 40% Betsy's Wedding Nancy Lovell (Character) $19.7M 1990
No Score Yet 46% Kill Me Again Jack's Secretary (Character) $112.8K 1989
No Score Yet 88% Dead Solid Perfect Rita (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 62% He's My Girl Marcia (Character) $284.0K 1987
No Score Yet 42% Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry Doreen Delafield (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secrets of a Mother and Daughter Tessa Beaumont (Character) - 1983
0% 27% The Lonely Lady Veronica Randall (Character) - 1983
83% 69% The Day After Eve Dahlberg (Character) - 1983
17% 33% The Beast Within Caroline MacCleary (Character) - 1982
88% 90% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Dr. Carol Marcus (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story Hilda Flushing (Character) - 1981
76% 68% Hardcore Mary (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 63% The Promise Dr. Faye Allison (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 44% The Long Dark Night Marge (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 40% Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion Emily Lundy (Character) - 1977


No Score Yet 0% Melrose Place Mrs. Davis (Guest Star) 1996
15% No Score Yet The Jeff Foxworthy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1996
No Score Yet 84% ER Ethel Garvey (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 100% Dr. Quinn Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 90% Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of Paradise Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 93% The Golden Girls Helen Budd (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet 100% Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
36% No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Joyce Blair (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 100% Street Hawk Corinne Collins (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners in Crime Lenore (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 0% Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
22% No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
59% No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet How the West Was Won Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Jackie Crowley (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 100% The Rockford Files Monica Steel (Character) 1977