Bibi Besch

Highest Rated: 100% The Day After (1983)
Lowest Rated: 0% The Lonely Lady (1983)
Birthday: Feb 1, 1940
Birthplace: Not Available
The daughter of Austrian actress Gusti Huber, Bibi Besch has been a Hollywood fixture since 1977, and a TV regular since long before that. A versatile character actress with nary a trace of a European accent, Besch's film roles have ranged from Carol in Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Kahn (1979) to Belle in Steel Magnolias. Her television career has encompassed the daytime soaps The Edge of Night, The Secret Storm, Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, and Somerset, and the nighttime serials The Secrets of Midland Heights (1980) and The Hamptons (1983). Devotees of the late Northern Exposure will have vivid memories of Bibi for her Emmy-nominated portrayal of the mother of Maggie O'Connell (Janine Turner), who reacts to a mid-life crisis by accidentally burning her daughter's home to the ground. In real life, Bibi Besch is the far less inflammatory mother of actress Samantha Mathis. Besch died of cancer on September 7, 1996, in the home of her sister-in-law, Jenny Besch. The actress was 56.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Rattled Gail Hendershot 1996
85% My Family Mrs. Gillespie 1995
No Score Yet Doing Time on Maple Drive Lisa Carter 1992
No Score Yet Locuras del Corazón Cynthia 1991
No Score Yet Lonely Hearts Maria Wilson 1991
50% Betsy's Wedding Nancy Lovell 1990
85% Tremors Megan 1990
69% Steel Magnolias Belle Marmillion 1989
No Score Yet Kill Me Again Jack's Secretary 1989
No Score Yet Dead Solid Perfect Rita 1988
No Score Yet He's My Girl Actor 1987
29% Who's That Girl? Mrs. Worthington 1987
14% Date with an Angel Grace Sanders 1987
No Score Yet Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry Doreen Delafield 1986
No Score Yet Gone Are the Dayes Actor 1984
100% The Day After Eve Dahlberg 1983
0% The Lonely Lady Veronica Randall 1983
88% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Dr. Carol Marcus 1982
11% The Beast Within Caroline MacCleary 1982
No Score Yet The Promise (Face of a Stranger) Actor 1979
5% Meteor Helen Bradley 1979
No Score Yet Transplant Actor 1979
86% Hardcore Mary 1979
No Score Yet The Promise Dr. Allison 1978
No Score Yet Betrayal Pat 1978
No Score Yet The Pack Actor 1977
No Score Yet Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion Actor 1977
No Score Yet Victory at Entebbe Actor 1976

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Ethel Garvey
  • 1996
No Score Yet Melrose Place
1992-1999
Mrs. Davis
  • 1996
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
Armelia
  • 1994
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Imogene Shaughnessy Fiona
  • 1994
  • 1988
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
Dr. Andrea Wise
  • 1993
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Margaret Berman
  • 1993
No Score Yet Northern Exposure
1990-1995
Jane O'Connell Jane
  • 1993
  • 1992
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
Mrs. Rollins
  • 1990
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
Mrs. Budd
  • 1989
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
Hewitt
  • 1988
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Joyce Blair
  • 1986
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
1984-1992
Hilary
  • 1984
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Carrie Jo
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Monica
  • 1977

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