Catherine Oxenberg

Active - 1982 - 2014  |   Born - Sep 22, 1961 in New York, New York, United States  |   Genres - Thriller, Drama, Crime, Comedy, Mystery

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Icy blonde actress Catherine Oxenberg is the American-born daughter of Yugoslavia's Princess Elizabeth. Befitting her breeding and bearing, Catherine was cast as Lady Di in the 1982 TV-movie biopic Royal Romance of Charles and Diana--and, bringing things full circle, she repeated the role in 1992's Charles and Diana: Unhappily Ever After. She also essayed the Audrey Hepburn "princess" role in the 1987 remake of Roman Holiday--a bit of "stunt casting" that did not meet with universal approval. Catherine's theatrical film credits are sparse but memorable; those with a fetishist bent may get a rush from her near-nude bondage sequence in Ken Russell's Lair of the White Worm (1988). Most televiewers will remember Catherine Oxenberg as Amanda Carrington, long-lost daughter of Alexis Carrington (Joan Collins),in the prime time serial Dynasty (the 1984-85 "wedding massacre" season); and as British secret agent Ashley Hunter-Caddington in the 1993 syndicated weekly Acapulco H.E.A.T..

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  • Through her mother, Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, and grandfather, the exiled Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, she is closely related to Charles, Prince of Wales, and Queen Sofía of Spain.
  • Made her acting debut playing Lady Diana Spencer in the 1982 TV movie The Romance of Charles and Diana; starred as the princess again for another TV movie Charles and Diana: Unhappily Ever After.
  • Admitted to Harvard University, but deferred to take up modeling and acting, and later studied at Columbia University in New York.
  • Interest in acting was sparked by Richard Burton, who was briefly engaged to her mother in 1974.
  • Joined the prime-time soap Dynasty in Season 5, playing Amanda Carrington.
  • Ended her marriage to producer Robert Evans after only nine days.
  • Starred in the reality series I Married a Princess, which featured her relationship with Casper Van Dien and their family together.