Samantha Eggar

Samantha Eggar

Highest Rated: 100% The Collector (1965)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Uncanny (1977)

Birthday: Mar 05, 1939

Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England, UK

Striking fresh-faced redhead who first made her mark as the object of Terence Stamp's obsessive desire in William Wyler's haunting "The Collector" (1965), a role which earned her a Best Actress award at Cannes, and an Oscar nomination. Samantha Eggar had begun her career on the British stage, appearing in numerous productions of Shakespeare in the provinces and for two seasons at the Oxford Playhouse. She was appearing in the Royal Court Theatre production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" when she was "discovered" by producer Betty Box and placed in "Wild and Willing," a feature film about college students. Within three years she was starring with Terence Stamp in "The Collector," and two years later was the object of Rex Harrison's affection in "Dr. Dolittle" (1967). In "The Molly Maguires" (1970), she was torn between her affection for Richard Harris and her loyalty to Sean Connery and the miners. She was the psychiatrist in the 1980 "Death Wish" clone, "The Exterminator." Eggar made her TV debut in an episode of "The Saint" (1965), and starred opposite Yul Brynner in the series version of "Anna and the King" (CBS, 1972), which is better known to most audiences as "The King and I." She has also appeared in numerous TV episodes. Eggar made her TV-movie debut in the 1973 remake of "Double Indemnity" playing the devious Phyllis Dietrichson, inheriting the Barbara Stanwyck role form the 1943 original. She was Billie Burke, wife of Florenz Ziegfeld in the 1978 biographical TV-movie ""Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women." Eggar also co-starred with Audrey Hepburn in the latter's one and only TV- movie, "Love Among Thieves" (1987). In the 90s, Eggar often provided the voices for animated characters on numerous series and specials, principally as Queen Guinevere in "The Legend of Prince Valiant," which aired on the Family Channel from 1991-95. She also appeared as Kristy Swanson's society mother in Simon Wincer's "The Phantom" (1996).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
15% 33% The Astronaut's Wife Dr. Patraba (Character) $10.7M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Truth About Lying Unknown (Character) - 1998
84% 76% Hercules Hera; Hercules' Mother (Voice) $99.1M 1997
43% 31% The Phantom Lily Palmer (Character) $17.3M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everything to Gain Diana Keswick (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inevitable Grace Britt (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 67% Dark Horse Mrs.Curtis (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 62% Round Numbers Anne (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prince Valiant Queen Guinevere (Voice) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Ghost in Monte Carlo Jeanne (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Davy Crockett: Rainbow in the Thunder Ory Palmer (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Among Thieves Solange (Character) - 1987
57% 39% Curtains Samantha Sherwood (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Touch Samantha O'Brien (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 24% Demonoid Jennifer Baines (Character) - 1981
38% 40% The Exterminator Dr. Megan Stewart (Character) - 1980
83% 68% The Brood Nola Carveth (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unknown Powers Unknown (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Battle Force Annelise Ackermann (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women Billie Burke (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 82% Why Shoot the Teacher? Alice Field (Character) - 1977
0% 24% The Uncanny Edina (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 25% Welcome to Blood City Katherine (Character) - 1977
79% 68% The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Mary Morstan Watson (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Killer Who Wouldn't Die Anne Roland (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Help on My Terms Angela Bowman (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 25% All the Kind Strangers Carol Ann (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Indemnity Phyllis Dietrickson (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 33% A Name for Evil Joanna Blake (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dead Are Alive Myra Shelton (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 62% The Light at the Edge of the World Arabella (Character) - 1971
90% 62% The Molly Maguires Miss Mary Raines (Character) - 1970
20% No Score Yet The Lady in the Car With Glasses and a Gun Danielle Lang (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 60% The Walking Stick Deborah Dainton (Character) - 1970
29% 57% Doctor Dolittle Emma Fairfax (Character) - 1967
83% 71% Walk, Don't Run Christine Easton (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 69% Return From the Ashes Fabienne "Fabi" Wolf (Character) - 1965
100% 84% The Collector Mirande Grey (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 33% Doctor in Distress Delia Mallory (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 38% Psyche '59 Robin (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Crippen Ethel Le Neve (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young and Willing Josie Stevens (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild and the Willing Josie Stevens (Character) - 1962

TV

Credit
6% No Score Yet Mental Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
82% No Score Yet Commander in Chief Sara Templeton (Guest Star) 2005-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Princess Catherine Lanier (Guest Star) 1995
89% 88% Star Trek: The Next Generation Marie Picard (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1st & Ten Sybill Nelson (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 88% Magnum, P.I. Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo Vivian Brandt (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Merv Griffin Show Guest 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Story Ruth Wilson (Character) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saint Claire Avery (Guest Star) 1963

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