Barbara Carrera Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Bluefields, Nicaragua
Birth NameBarbara Kingsbury
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Barbara Carrera was born Barbara Kingsbury on December 31, 1945 in Bluefields, Nicaragua. This stunning former model became best known for her screen performances playing a sinister femme fatale. In doing so, she has achieved minor cult status and has quite a loyal fanbase. The tall and tanned Carrera first cropped up in minor roles taking advantage of her exotic features in The Master Gunfighter (1975), Embryo (1976) and The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977). She broke through with mainstream North American audiences playing Clay Basket in the miniseries Centennial (1978), and Lucia Flavius Silva's mistress in the miniseries Masada (1981).

She sizzled on screen with Armand Assante as the sexy yet evil doctor in I, the Jury (1982), was the love interest of Texas Ranger Chuck Norris in Lone Wolf McQuade (1983), and gave her best role to date as assassin Fatima Blush opposite Sean Connery in Never Say Never Again (1983), and then as Emma Forsayth in the miniseries Emma: Queen of the South Seas (1988). In 1985-86, she played the role of business executive Angelica Nero on the primetime soap opera Dallas (1978). Carrera has most recently been seen guest starring on the popular television series That '70s Show (1998) and Judging Amy (1999).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: firehouse44@hotmail.com

Spouse (3)

Nicholas Mark Mavroleon II (16 March 1983 - ?) (divorced)
Uva Barden (1972 - 1976) (divorced)
Baron Otto Kurt Freiherr von Hoffman (1966 - 1972) (divorced)

Trade Mark (4)

Often plays sinister femme fatales
Natural brunette hair
Voluptuous figure
Seductive deep voice

Trivia (10)

A former model, she made her film debut playing - what else? - a fashion model in Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970).
Is also an artist and her celebrity portraits were exhibited at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum in April-May 2002.
Attended the Saint Joseph Academy, a convent school in Memphis, Tennessee.
Moved to New York at age 16, where she would pursue a modeling career, guided by the designer Lilly Dache. Her exotic beauty brought her to the covers of more than 300 magazines, namely Vogue, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, Playboy and Cosmopolitan, in America and abroad.
Changed her surname from "Kingsbury" to "Carrera" when embarking upon a career in show business. In a 2004 interview with the Daily Mail in the United Kingdom, she expressed that the reasons for changing her surname were due to not being satisfied with herself and her looks during adolescence.
Claims to have turned down the title role in Octopussy (1983) with Roger Moore as James Bond, because she wanted to work with Sean Connery, who was returning as James Bond after 12 years, in Never Say Never Again (1983).
When the crime drama I, the Jury (1982) was made and released, the role of Dr. Charlotte Bennett was her favorite role to date. She modeled the role on film noir femme fatales such as Bette Davis in Jezebel (1938) and Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity (1944).
Best known by the public for her roles as assassin Fatima Blush in the James Bond film Never Say Never Again (1983), and as Angelica Nero on the primetime soap opera Dallas (1978).
Parents are Louis Kingsbury and Florencia Carrera; they separated when she was seven years old. She has one older half-sister: Maisie Kingsbury.
Was considered for the title role in Eyes of Laura Mars (1978), but Faye Dunaway was chosen instead because Carrera wasn't well-known enough to carry a picture on her own.

Personal Quotes (2)

The secret to modeling is to develop character before the camera. In addition to looking beautiful, you need to develop a personality to add intrigue. I think that also applies to acting.
[on Sean Connery] Much more attractive without his wig on.

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