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Brenda Benet (1945–1982)

Brenda Benet, born Brenda Ann Nelson in Los Angeles, California, on August 14, 1945, was a classic example of the modern-day Hollywood tragedy. As a television actress with good dramatic scope, she managed to piece together a wide and impressive portfolio of guest shots in a career spanning just over 16 years before taking her life at the age of ... See full bio »

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 1982 Father Murphy (TV Series)
Rachel Hansen
- The Heir Apparent (1982) ... Rachel Hansen
 1981 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Lee DuMonde Carmichael Williams
- Episode #1.4073 (1981) ... Lee DuMonde Carmichael Williams
- Episode dated 11 November 1981 (1981) ... Lee DuMonde Carmichael Williams
 1980 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Annie Caplan
- The Psychic (1980) ... Annie Caplan (as Brenda Benét)
 1979 Carter Country (TV Series)
- The Russians Are Coming (1979) ... Natalya
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Ginny Winthrop
- Charlie's Cherubs/Stalag 3 (1978) ... Ginny Winthrop (as Brenda Benét)
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
- Diana's Disappearing Act (1978) ... Morgana (as Brenda Benét)
 1977 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Maureen Mitchell
- Message for Maureen/Gotcha/Acapulco Connection (1977) ... Maureen Mitchell
 1976 Spencer's Pilots (TV Series)
Marie Delagar / Marie del Gardo
- The Hunted (1976) ... Marie Delagar
- Pilot (1976) ... Marie del Gardo (uncredited)
 1971-1975 Mannix (TV Series)
Edie / Helen Parish
- A Word Called Courage (1975) ... Edie
- The Judas Touch (1971) ... Helen Parish
 1973 The Magician (TV Series)
Joanna Marsh
- Illusion in Terror (1973) ... Joanna Marsh (as Brenda Benét)
 1973 Walking Tall
Luan Paxton (as Brenda Benét)
 1973 The Horror at 37,000 Feet (TV Movie)
Sally (as Brenda Benét)
 1972 Search (TV Series)
Carol Lesco
- The Adonis File (1972) ... Carol Lesco (as Brenda Benét)
 1972 Wednesday Night Out (TV Movie)
 1969-1972 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Test of Manhood") / Sydney Carson (segment "Love and the Young Executive") / Lila (segment "Love and the Bachelor")
- Love and the Young Executive (1970) ... Sydney Carson (segment "Love and the Young Executive")
- Love and the Positive Man/Love and the Other Love/Love and the Bachelor (1969) ... Lila (segment "Love and the Bachelor")
 1971 The Virginian (TV Series)
Susan Masters
- The Town Killer (1971) ... Susan Masters
 1971 The Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV Series)
- The Lonely Weekend (1971) ... Brenda (as Brenda Benét)
 1971 The Most Deadly Game (TV Series)
- The Lady from Praha (1971) ... Mindy
 1968-1970 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
Janine Robinet / Marie Bizet
- Cuisine à la Stalag 13 (1970) ... Marie Bizet
- The Antique (1969) ... Janine Robinet
- Is There a Doctor in the House? (1968) ... Janine Robinet
 1970 Paris 7000 (TV Series)
- Call Me Ellen (1970)
 1966-1970 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Maureen Morgan / Elyse
- Double Jealousy (1970) ... Maureen Morgan (as Brenda Benét)
- Happy Birthday, World (1966) ... Elyse (as Brenda Benét)
 1970 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
- The King of the Uvalde Road (1970) ... Chela
 1968-1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Angela Peters / Nicole
- The Scorpio Drop (1969) ... Angela Peters (as Brenda Benét)
- A Matter of Royal Larceny (1968) ... Nicole
 1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
- Flight (1969) ... Agnes
 1969 To Rome with Love (TV Series)
- Pilot (1969) ... Tina
 1969 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Sally Moore (1969)
 1969 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Anita de Santiago y Amistad
- The Lion Sleeps (1969) ... Anita de Santiago y Amistad
 1967 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Eleanor Drucker
- Jeannie Goes to Honolulu (1967) ... Eleanor Drucker
 1967 Track of Thunder
Shelly Newman
 1967 The Green Hornet (TV Series)
- Alias the Scarf (1967) ... Girl
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Kitty Clayborne
- Banner with a Strange Device (1967) ... Kitty Clayborne
 1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Princess Little Fawn
- The Matchmaker (1966) ... Princess Little Fawn (as Brenda Benét)
 1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
- The Prisoner of Zalamar Affair (1966) ... Gizelle
 1965 Harum Scarum
 1965 Beach Ball
 1965 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
 1964-1965 Wendy and Me (TV Series)
- East Is East, and West Is Wendy (1964) ... Shamir
 1964 The Young Marrieds (TV Series)
Jill McComb #2 (1965-1966)
 1964 A Global Affair
Woman (uncredited)
Show Show Self (8 credits)

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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: In 1973 she starred in a sitcom pilot called "The Friday Night Group", about a group of mismatched friends who meet to play cards, discuss the day's events and the problems in their lives.

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Alternate Names:

Brenda Benét


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She played bouffant-brunette beauties for most of her 'nice girl' career, but is best known for her portrayal of villainess Lee Dumonde on the daytime soap, Days of Our Lives (1965). She was on the show for three years until her suicide. See more »

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