2 items from 2014
A regular on first British and then also American TV since the 1960s, O'Mara's biggest stateside role was that of Cassandra Morell -- the sister of Joan Collins' character -- on "Dynasty" in the 1980s. In that same period, O'Mara also played the role of The Rani on "Doctor Who." Over the years, the actress also appeared in "The Saint," "The Avengers," "Absolutely Fabulous," "Howards' Way" and more.
In addition to her acting, O'Mara founded the British Actor's Theatre Company and was the author of four books. She died in Sussex, England on Sunday, March 30.
The daughter of actress Hazel Bainbridge and Raf flying instructor John F Carroll, O'Mara followed a stint at boarding school with enrolment at art school, before achieving her goal of becoming a full-time actress.
Making her stage debut in a production of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice in 1963, O'Mara soon moved into the popular world of television. Throughout the '60s, she appeared in such iconic series as Danger Man, The Champions, The Saint, The Avengers and Z-Cars.
Moving into the 1970s, O'Mara also found success on the big screen – starring in two Hammer Horror outings, The Vampire Lovers and The Horror of Frankenstein – but it was a return to television for BBC drama The Brothers that made her a household name.
Playing the leading role of tough businesswoman Jane Maxwell, »
2 items from 2014
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners