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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 14 April 1948New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 11 September 2001New York City, New York, USA  (victim of September 11th terrorist attacks on World Trade Center)
Birth NameBerinthia Berenson
Nicknames Berengaria

Mini Bio (1)

Born Berinthia Berenson in New York in 1948, Berenson was a noted photographer and actress and was the sister of model-turned-actress Marisa Berenson (of "Barry Lyndon" fame). Berenson met her husband, actor and star of Alfred Hitchcock's original version of Psycho (1960), Anthony Perkins on the set of his film Play It As It Lays (1972) and married him in 1973. The couple raised 2 sons and remained married until Perkins' death of an AIDS-related illness in 1992. Listed on the flight manifest as Berinthia Perkins, Berenson was killed aboard the hijacked American Airlines Flight 11, which was deliberately crashed into the World Trade Center's North Tower on September 11, 2001 and was one of over 3,000 souls lost on this date. She was survived by her adult sons, musician Elvis Perkins and actor Oz Perkins.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Margo Lopes/Oreo1956@aol.com

Spouse (1)

Anthony Perkins (9 August 1973 - 12 September 1992) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (16)

Younger sister of Marisa Berenson.
Mother, with Anthony Perkins, of actor Oz Perkins and musician Elvis Perkins.
Was among those killed in a plane crash caused by terrorist hijackers: American Airlines Flight 11, A Boeing 767 en route from Boston to Los Angeles. The plane, carrying 81 passengers, nine flight attendants and two pilots, crashed into the north tower of New York's World Trade Center about 8:45 a.m. ET. The tower eventually collapsed, along with the second tower, which was hit by another hijacked plane. [September 2001]
Television producer David Angell and his wife, Lynn Angell, were also on Berenson's September 11 flight.
Was a famous fashion photographer during the 1970's.
Lived in Jamaica during her final years, where she ran a bar with her boyfriend.
Granddaughter of the French couturier Elsa Schiaparelli .
Met Anthony Perkins in the early 1970s in New York while he was filming Play It As It Lays (1972). They married in 1973 in Wellfleet, Massachusetts in a ceremony characterized by the informality (the barefoot bride wore a granny dress and carried a bouquet of wildflowers) that seemed to characterize much of marriage.
Daughter of Robert L. Berenson, a United States Foreign Service officer, and Gogo Schiaparelli Berenson (now Marchesa Cacciapuoti di Giugliano).
She died one day before the ninth anniversary of her husband's death.
Completed a book on designer Halston.
Shot many covers for Life magazine.
When Berry and Anthony Perkins married, she was just 25 and he was 41.
Aunt of Starlite Randall.
Former sister-in-law of Jim Randall and Aaron Richard Golub.
Daughter-in-law of Osgood Perkins.

Personal Quotes (1)

I'm so delighted with my life. I have this fabulous husband, the man I always wanted to marry. I have two fabulous children, which I always wanted, and we're all so happy.

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