Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Born in London, on March 5th 1939, Samantha Eggar was the daughter of a British Army brigadier. Convent educated, Samantha became a stage actress in her teens. While performing in a Shakespeare play, Eggar was discovered by film producer Betty Box, who cast Sam, then 23, in The Wild and the Willing (1961). Real success came with "The Collector" (1965), when she got an Oscar nomination for her performance, and won the Cannes Film Festival award for Best Actress. In 2000, she had a brief run on the American soap opera All My Children, and also appeared as the wife of Captain Jean-Luc Picard's brother Robert in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation.