Alexandra Isles

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Alexandra Isles
BornAlexandra Moltke
(1947-02-11) February 11, 1947 (age 67)
Uppsala, Sweden
Spouse(s)Philip Henry Isles (m. 1967; div. 1976)
Alfred Jaretzki III
 
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Alexandra Isles
BornAlexandra Moltke
(1947-02-11) February 11, 1947 (age 67)
Uppsala, Sweden
Spouse(s)Philip Henry Isles (m. 1967; div. 1976)
Alfred Jaretzki III

Alexandra Moltke or Alexandra M. Isles (born February 11, 1947) is an actress and documentary filmmaker. She appeared as the original Victoria Winters from 1966–68 on the cult TV serial Dark Shadows, which aired on ABC TV from 1966–1971.

Background[edit]

Isles was born in Uppsala, Sweden to Mabel Wilson Wright and Count Carl Adam Moltke, son of Carl Moltke. In 1967 she married Philip Isles and left the series in 1968 because of pregnancy; in 1969 gave birth to a son, Adam.

Career[edit]

In 1985 Alexandra Isles began work at the Museum of Television & Radio where she became a curator specializing in arts, drama and children's programming. In 1991, a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities launched her on a career as a producer and director of the award-winning documentaries The Power of Conscience: The Danish Resistance and Rescue of the Jews (1995); Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist (1999); Porraimos: Europe's Gypsies in the Holocaust (2002); The Healing Gardens of New York (2006); Hidden Treasures: Stories from a Great Museum (2011). Her films have been seen at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington, DC), Museum of Modern Art (NY), numerous film festivals including the Human Rights Watch and Margaret Mead Film Festivals, and all have aired on PBS.

Personal life[edit]

During the early 1980s, she was subpoenaed, and testified, as a witness in the trial of Claus von Bülow for attempted murder of his wife, Sunny. According to newspaper accounts, Moltke and von Bülow had been having an affair.[1][2] Isles is married to Alfred Jaretzki III.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Von Bulow's ex-lover 'ashamed'". Spokane Chronicle. Associated Press. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Alexandra Isles during testimony: 'Other woman' trial witness". The Tuscaloosa News. Associated Press. February 19, 1982. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ Hamrick, Craig; Jamison, R. J. (2012). Barnabas and Company: The Cast of the Tv Classic Dark Shadows. iUniverse. ISBN 1475910320. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 

Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels A Band XXV Gesamtreihe Band 117, 1998. P.353f.

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