Barbara Carrera: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Barbara Carrera
Born Barbara Kingsbury
December 31, 1945 (1945-12-31) (age 64)[1]
San Carlos, Río San Juan, Nicaragua
Years active 1970–present
Spouse(s) Nicholas Mavroleon (1973-1976)[2] (divorced)
Baron Otto von Hoffman (?-1983) (divorced)
Uva Barden (?-?) (divorced)
Cameron Docherty (?-?) (divorced)
Official website

Barbara Carrera[3] (born Barbara Kingsbury on December 31, 1945)[1] is a Nicaraguan-born American film and TV actress as well as a former model. She is best known for her roles as Bond girl Fatima Blush in Never Say Never Again and as Angelica Nero on the television series Dallas.



Early life

Barbara Kingsbury was born in San Carlos, Nicaragua. Her mother, Doña Florencia Carrera, was a Nicaraguan of European and Native ancestry, and her father, Louis Kingsbury, was a U.S. employee of the American embassy in Nicaragua.[4][5][6] There is some uncertainty regarding her year of birth, which some sources give as 1947 or 1951,[7] but most list 1945.[1][8] (She apparently prefers to say 1953.[9]) Kingsbury came to the U.S. at age ten and studied at the St. Joseph Academy in Memphis. She moved to New York at the age of fifteen.[10]


Kingsbury began a career as a model at the Eileen Ford agency at the age of 17,[8] at which point she changed her last name to her mother's maiden name, Carrera.[3] In 1972, she appeared on the screen in a publicity role for the Chiquita bananas.[11] Her first film role was as a fashion model in Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970), which fared poorly at the box office. In 1976 she earned her first Golden Globe nomination for her role in The Master Gunfighter.[12] She later played in such films as The Island of Dr. Moreau, Lone Wolf McQuade, Condorman, Point of Impact, Tryst, and Embryo. For her portrayal of the villainess Fatima Blush in the James Bond movie Never Say Never Again, she earned a 1984 Golden Globe nomination for "Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture".[13] She worked opposite Laurence Olivier in Wild Geese II the next year.

On the television screen, she played a part in the series Dallas as Angelica Nero, and, more prominently, in the historical television miniseries Centennial in 1978 and Masada (opposite Peter O'Toole and Peter Strauss) in 1981. These roles brought her to the mainstream attention of American audiences. She also starred as Emma Coe Forsayth in the miniseries Emma, Queen of the South Seas.

Carrera has appeared on the pages and covers of such magazines as Vogue, Paris Match, Harper's Bazaar, and twice posed nude in Playboy (August 1977 and March 1982).[14] She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in The Master Gunfighter in 1975.[13] In 1997 she was appointed ambassador-at-large for Nicaragua by then President Arnoldo Alemán.[15] She is also an artist and her work has been showcased in the Makk Galleries in Beverly Hills, California since the 1980s, and the Roy Miles Gallery in London, England. In May 2002 her works were exhibited at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum and have typically been sold for up to $8,000.[3]

Personal life

Carrera has married (and divorced) model Uva Harden,[2] Baron Otto von Hoffman, Greek shipowner Nicholas Mavroleon[16] (the younger but only surviving son of Manuel Basil Mavroleon, alias Bluey Mavroleon (1927-2009) by his second wife, Gioconda de Gallardo y Castro),[17] and photographer Cameron Docherty.[15] She has no children.


  • Judging Amy (2 episodes, 2004)
  • Don't Hurt Me (2003)
  • Paradise (2003)
  • Panic (2001)
  • That '70s Show (1 episode, 2000)
  • Coo Coo Café (2000)
  • Alec to the Rescue (1999)
  • JAG (1 episode, 1998)
  • Waking Up Horton (1998)
  • Love Is All There Is (1996)
  • The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best (1996) (TV)
  • Sawbones (1995) (TV)
  • Russian Roulette - Moscow 95 (1995)
  • Fortune Hunter - (1 episode)
  • Night of the Archer (1994)
  • Tryst (1994)
  • Point of Impact (1993)
  • Lakota Moon (1992) (TV)
  • Murder in Paradise (1990) (TV)


  1. ^ a b c Halliwell, Leslie; Walker, John (2003). Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies. HarperCollins. ISBN 0060534230. 
  2. ^ a b Anthony Haden-Guest (1998). The last party: Studio 54, disco, and the culture of the night. Harper Perennial. p. 26. ISBN 688160980.  They were married in 1973, and lasted for three years.
  3. ^ a b c Hall, Ken (2004). "Barbara Carrera". McElreath Printing & Publishing, Inc.. Retrieved 2007-09-23. 
  4. ^ Staff (1977-08-05). "New Face: Beauty and the Beasts". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  5. ^ Anonymous. "Barbara Carrera Biography (1945-)". Film Reference. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  6. ^ Keller, Gary D. (1997). A biographical handbook of Hispanics and United States film. Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe. p. 27. ISBN 0927534657. 
  7. ^ "Barbara Carrera". Movie Actors. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  8. ^ a b "Barbara Carrera". The New York Times. Retrieved 2006-08-10. 
  9. ^ "Barbara Carrera". Soylent Communications. 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-23. 
  10. ^ Reyes, Luis; Rubie, Peter (2000). Hispanics in Hollywood: a celebration of 100 years in film and television. Lone Eagle Publishing. p. 437. ISBN 1580650252. 
  11. ^ Soluri, John (2005). Banana Cultures: Agriculture, Consumption, & Environmental Change in Honduras & the United States. University of Texas Press. p. 186. ISBN 0292712561. 
  12. ^ "Search: Barbara Carrera". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 2009-06-14. 
  13. ^ a b "Barbara Carrera Awards". Fandango. 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-23. 
  14. ^ "Barbara Carrera". Yahoo TV. Retrieved 2006-09-23. 
  15. ^ a b "Biography for Barbera Carrera". Turner Classic Movies. 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  16. ^ "Barbara Carrera". India Today 12: 80. 1987. 
  17. ^ Michael Rhodes. "Manuel Basil (Bluey) Mavroleon 1927-2009" 17 March 2009

External links

Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address