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The sexy lady subsequently dubbed "The First Leading Lady of British Horror" was born Barbara Kowin in 1933 in London, England. With her beautiful looks and stature, she worked as a model during her salad days. Her film career began in Italy in the mid-1950s in such tempting fare as New Moon (1955) [New Moon] and Nero's Mistress (1956) [Nero's ... See full bio »
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 1992 More Than a Messiah (Video short)
Charlotte Darton
 1989 Uncle Silas (TV Mini-Series)
Cousin Monica
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Cousin Monica
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Cousin Monica
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Cousin Monica
 1988 Maigret (TV Movie)
Louise Maigret
 1988 EastEnders (TV Series)
Hester
- Episode dated 29 March 1988 (1988) ... Hester
 1984 The District Nurse (TV Series)
Mrs. Pughe-Morgan
- Episode #1.9 (1984) ... Mrs. Pughe-Morgan
 1983 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Magic Mirror (1983)
 1983 By the Sword Divided (TV Series)
Lady Welton
- A Silver Moon (1983) ... Lady Welton
 1983 Bergerac (TV Series)
Catherine Prescott
- A Perfect Recapture (1983) ... Catherine Prescott
 1981 The Borgias (TV Mini-Series)
Vannozza Canale
- Part 10 (1981) ... Vannozza Canale
- Part 9 (1981) ... Vannozza Canale
- Part 7 (1981) ... Vannozza Canale
- Part 4 (1981) ... Vannozza Canale
- Part 3 (1981) ... Vannozza Canale
 1981 Blakes 7 (TV Series)
Dr. Plaxton
- Stardrive (1981) ... Dr. Plaxton
 1972-1981 Crown Court (TV Series)
Delia Savage / Madame Vera Bronski
- Proof Spirits: Part 1 (1981) ... Madame Vera Bronski
- Lieberman v Savage: Part 3 (1972) ... Delia Savage
- Lieberman v Savage: Part 2 (1972) ... Delia Savage
- Lieberman v Savage: Part 1 (1972) ... Delia Savage
 1980 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
Border guard
- 1980 Christmas Special (1980) ... Border guard
 1980 Pride and Prejudice (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Gardiner
 1979 Prince Regent (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Isabella Hertford
- Defeat and Victory (1979) ... Lady Isabella Hertford
- Milk and Honey (1979) ... Lady Isabella Hertford
- God Save the King (1979) ... Lady Isabella Hertford
- Father and Son (1979) ... Lady Isabella Hertford
 1978 Tycoon (TV Series)
Sarah Vyner
- Anything But the Truth (1978) ... Sarah Vyner
- Personal Account (1978) ... Sarah Vyner
 1978 People Like Us (TV Mini-Series)
Esther Frith
- Another War (1978) ... Esther Frith
- Happy Returns (1978) ... Esther Frith
- The Biter Bit (1978) ... Esther Frith
- Fresh Fields (1978) ... Esther Frith
- Re-Arrangements (1978) ... Esther Frith
 1978 The Comedy of Errors (TV Movie)
Courtesan
 1975 Oil Strike North (TV Series)
Elaine Smythe
- The Fatal Hours: Part 2 (1975) ... Elaine Smythe
- The Fatal Hours: Part 1 (1975) ... Elaine Smythe
- Headhunters (1975) ... Elaine Smythe
- Time of Hazard (1975) ... Elaine Smythe
- Workhorse (1975) ... Elaine Smythe
 1975 The Hanged Man (TV Series)
Louisa Galbraith
- Chariot of Earth (1975) ... Louisa Galbraith
 1974 Justice (TV Series)
Aisling Ainsworth
- Point of Death (1974) ... Aisling Ainsworth
 1974 Ghost Story
Matron
 1974 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Edwina
- Cat-Walk (1974) ... Edwina
 1974 John Halifax, Gentleman (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Caroline
- Episode #1.5 (1974) ... Lady Caroline
 1973 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Susan Paige
- Mrs. Paige (1973) ... Susan Paige
 1973 Z Cars (TV Series)
Ruby Mason
- Women at Work (1973) ... Ruby Mason
 1972 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Clare
- A Marriage (1972) ... Clare
 1968-1971 Mogul (TV Series)
Lita Perez / Joan Maple
- The One with the Waggly Tail (1971) ... Lita Perez
- Boys and Girls Come Out to Play (1970) ... Lita Perez
- The Deeper You Dig (1968) ... Joan Maple
 1971 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Lady Collins
- House Guest (1971) ... Lady Collins
 1969 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Mrs. Hawthorn
- Which One of Us Is Me? (1969) ... Mrs. Hawthorn
 1969 The Spy Killer (TV Movie)
Danielle
 1969 Counterstrike (TV Series)
Elaine Pinot
- Joker One (1969) ... Elaine Pinot
 1968 Mr. Rose (TV Series)
Letitia Jolly
- The Frozen Swede (1968) ... Letitia Jolly
 1967 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Dolores Hornsby
- All That Glitters (1967) ... Dolores Hornsby
 1967 The Revenue Men (TV Series)
Renee
- The Exile (1967) ... Renee
 1967 Champion House (TV Series)
Mary Greenwood
- Blind Spot (1967) ... Mary Greenwood
 1958-1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Stella Curtis / Mary Howard
- In the Shadow of the Axe (1958) ... Mary Howard
 1961-1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
Venus Brown / Susan Summers
- From Venus with Love (1967) ... Venus Brown
- Dragonsfield (1961) ... Susan Summers
 1966 Intrigue (TV Series)
Donna
- Cut Price, Cut Throat (1966) ... Donna
 1966 Operation Razzle-Dazzle (TV Movie)
Selena
 1966 Preview Tonight (TV Series)
Selena
- Somewhere in Italy... Company B! (1966) ... Selena
 1966 Rasputin: The Mad Monk
Sonia
 1965-1966 The Wackiest Ship in the Army (TV Series)
Christine
- Brother Love (1966) ... Christine
 1966 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Paulette
- All This and Voltaire Too? (1966) ... Paulette
 1966 Dracula: Prince of Darkness
Helen Kent
 1965-1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Mrs. Clyde-Bryce / Ann Gray
- Falling Star (1966) ... Mrs. Clyde-Bryce
- In Search of My Enemy (1965) ... Ann Gray
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Bryn Watson
- The Odd Man Affair (1965) ... Bryn Watson
 1965 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Pamela
- Crime of Passion (1965) ... Pamela
 1963-1965 Hazel (TV Series)
Bianca Bellina / Anna Forti
- Temper, Temper (1965) ... Bianca Bellina
- Piccolo Mondo (1963) ... Anna Forti
 1965 Man in the Dark
Anne Gregory
 1964 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Catherine Grant
- The Man Who Fell Apart (1964) ... Catherine Grant
 1964 The Gorgon
Carla Hoffman
 1964 Detective (TV Series)
Eve Race
- The Night of the Horns (1964) ... Eve Race
 1960-1964 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Carole Maitland / Susan Pelham
- Play on Letters (1964) ... Carole Maitland
- Two-Time Loser (1960) ... Susan Pelham
 1963 The New Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Pamela
- Who Do Voodoo? Harry Do! (1963) ... Pamela
 1963 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Margaret Errington
- The Desperate Diplomat (1963) ... Margaret Errington
 1962-1963 The Third Man (TV Series)
Lady Barbara Webster / Diana Barrett
- Lord Bradford (1963) ... Lady Barbara Webster
- A Question of Libel (1962) ... Diana Barrett
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Clare
- Last Lion (1963) ... Clare
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Jeannie
 1962 Stranglehold
Chris Morrison
 1962 The Saint (TV Series)
Valerie North
- The Covetous Headsman (1962) ... Valerie North
 1962 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Jean Anscombe
- Death Trap (1962) ... Jean Anscombe
 1962 Suspense (TV Series)
Betty Blair
- The Man in My Shoes (1962) ... Betty Blair
 1962 Postman's Knock
Jean
 1962 Death Trap
Jean Anscombe
 1961 The Shadow of the Cat
Beth Venable
 1960 Danger Man (TV Series)
Louise Goddard / Gina Scarlotti
- The Traitor (1960) ... Louise Goddard
- View from the Villa (1960) ... Gina Scarlotti
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Irene Baumer
- Twentieth Century Theatre: Musical Chairs (1960) ... Irene Baumer
 1960 Rendezvous (TV Series)
Rhonda Johns
- The Big Miracle (1960) ... Rhonda Johns
 1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Diana
- Checkmate (1960) ... Diana
 1959 Murder at Site 3
Susan
 1959 H.G.Wells' Invisible Man (TV Series)
Helen Peversham
- The Big Plot (1959) ... Helen Peversham
 1957-1959 White Hunter (TV Series)
Anna Williams / Martha Locklan
- The Long Knife (1959) ... Anna Williams
- The Inside Story (1957) ... Martha Locklan
 1959 Bobbikins
Valerie
 1959 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Susan Webb
- Deadly Record (1959) ... Susan Webb
 1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Frankie
- A Guardsman's Cup of Tea (1959) ... Frankie
 1958 The Solitary Child
Harriet
 1958 Solo for Canary (TV Series)
Marie Vazzani
- Episode #1.2 (1958) ... Marie Vazzani
- Episode #1.1 (1958) ... Marie Vazzani
 1958 Blood of the Vampire
Madeleine Duval
 1958 The Camp on Blood Island
Kate Keiller
 1957 The End of the Line
Liliane Crawford
 1957 Supreme Confession
Bettina
 1957 Cat Girl
Leonora Johnson - née Brandt
 1957 Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Gaby
- One Accident Too Many (1957) ... Gaby
 1955 Lacrime di sposa
Barbara Flam
 1955 New Moon
Amira
 1954 Ballata tragica
Betty Mason
 1953 Man in Hiding (as Barbara Kowin)
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Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Barbara Kowin

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Trivia:

Her character was seduced by Christopher Lee in both Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) and Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966).

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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