Victoria Tennant

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Victoria Tennant
Victoria Tennant 2010.jpg
Tennant at the "Night of 100 Stars" for the 82nd Academy Awards viewing party at the Beverly Hills Hotel, California in 2010
Born(1950-09-30) 30 September 1950 (age 63)
London, England, United Kingdom
EducationElmhurst Ballet School
Alma materCentral School of Speech and Drama
OccupationFilm and television actress
Years active1972–present
TelevisionThe Winds of War
War and Remembrance
Spouse(s)

Peppo Vanini (divorced)
Steve Martin (m. 1986; div. 1994)

Kirk Stambler (m. 1996)
Children1 daughter
ParentsCecil Tennant
Irina Baronova
 
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Victoria Tennant
Victoria Tennant 2010.jpg
Tennant at the "Night of 100 Stars" for the 82nd Academy Awards viewing party at the Beverly Hills Hotel, California in 2010
Born(1950-09-30) 30 September 1950 (age 63)
London, England, United Kingdom
EducationElmhurst Ballet School
Alma materCentral School of Speech and Drama
OccupationFilm and television actress
Years active1972–present
TelevisionThe Winds of War
War and Remembrance
Spouse(s)

Peppo Vanini (divorced)
Steve Martin (m. 1986; div. 1994)

Kirk Stambler (m. 1996)
Children1 daughter
ParentsCecil Tennant
Irina Baronova

Victoria Tennant (born 30 September 1950) is an English film and television actress. She is known for her roles in the TV mini-series The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, in which she appeared as actor Robert Mitchum's on-screen love interest, Pamela Tudsbury.

Early life[edit]

Tennant was born in London. Her mother, Irina Baronova, was a Russian prima ballerina who appeared with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo; her father, Cecil Tennant, was a producer and talent agent for MCA.

Her maternal grandfather, Misha Baronov, was a senior officer in the Russian Navy; his wife, the former Lydia Vishniakova, was a general's daughter. Tennant has a sister, Irina, and a brother, Robert, both of whom were seriously injured in a car accident in 1967, in which their father was killed. Tennant's godfather was the actor Laurence Olivier.[1]

Like her mother, Tennant trained in ballet, first at the Elmhurst Ballet School and then (for two years) at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Career[edit]

After a number of roles in British and other European films, including The Ragman's Daughter and Inseminoid, Tennant emigrated to the United States. She then appeared in the TV mini-series The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, and films such as The Handmaid's Tale and Best Seller. She starred in two films with Steve Martin, her future husband: All of Me and L.A. Story.

Personal life[edit]

Tennant's first marriage was to Peppo Vanini, a nightclub owner.[2] She was later married to the actor-comedian Steve Martin from 1986 to their divorce in 1994.[2] Since 1996, Tennant has been married to Kirk Justin Stambler, a lawyer for Warner Bros., with whom she has a daughter, Katya Irinia.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1972Ragman's Daughter, TheThe Ragman's DaughterDoris Randall
1980Dogs of War, TheThe Dogs of WarDinner Party Guest
1981InseminoidBarbra
1981SphinxLady Carnarvon
1982Ich bin dein KillerAnnette Dorberg
1983Strangers KissCarol Redding / Betty
1984All of MeTerry Hoskins
1985Holcroft Covenant, TheThe Holcroft CovenantHelden von Tiebolt / Helden Tennyson
1987Best SellerRoberta Gillian
1987Flowers in the AtticCorinne Dollanganger
1989Fool's MateAlice Gordon
1990Handmaid's Tale, TheThe Handmaid's TaleAunt Lydia
1990WhispersHilary
1991L.A. StorySara McDowel
1992Plague, TheThe PlagueAlicia Rieux
1996Edie & PenBlonde with Dog
1998Bram Stoker's Legend of the MummyMary
2008Awakening of Spring, TheThe Awakening of SpringMrs. Woodman
2009Irene in TimeEleanor Jensen
2010Dante's Inferno: An Animated EpicBella (voice)Video
2013PasadenaElizabeth Utley
2013Louder Than WordsLydia ThorsbyPost-production

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1979Sherlock Holmes and Doctor WatsonHelen StonerEpisode: "The Case of the Speckled Band"
1981La guerre des insectesHelen CurtissTV film
1982Tales of the UnexpectedBerniceEpisode: "Who's Got the Lady?"
1983Winds of War, TheThe Winds of WarPamela TudsburyTV miniseries
1983DempseyEstelle TaylorTV film
1983ChiefsTrish LeeTV miniseries
1985George Burns Comedy WeekEpisode: "The Funniest Guy in the World"
1986Under SiegeGloria GarryTV film
1986Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight ZoneValentinaEpisode: "Red Snow"
1986Alfred Hitchcock PresentsBrideEpisode: "Deadly Honeymoon"
1988-1989War and RemembrancePamela Tudsbury12 episodes
1989Voice of the HeartFrancesca CunninghamTV film
1989Act of WillAudraTV series
1994Man from Snowy River, TheThe Man from Snowy RiverAnita HargravesRecurring role (5 episodes)
1997Diagnosis: MurderVictoria LarkinEpisode: "Deadly Games"
1999ProvidenceDr. ToyntonEpisode: "Blind Faith"
2001Chris Isaak Show, TheThe Chris Isaak ShowIreneEpisode: "Dancin'"
2001Sister Mary Explains It AllBitter DivorceeTV film
2004JAGMarta SperlingEpisode: "The Man on the Bridge"
2007ScrubsMaggie KentEpisode: "My Scrubs"
2008MonkMs. BensonEpisode: "Mr. Monk Paints His Masterpiece"
2009Beast, TheThe BeastSusan RedmanEpisode: "Infected"
2011William & KateCeliaTV film

Music[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Victoria Tennant Biography - Yahoo! Movies
  2. ^ a b c d "Victoria Tennant Biography (1950?-)". FilmReference.com. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 

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