Barbara Carrera Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Born as Barbara Kingsbury on the 31st December 1945 in Bluefields, Nicaragua and is a Golden Globe Award- nominated actress, best known to the world as Natalia Rambova in the film “Condorman” (1981), and Fatima Bush in the James Bond film “Never Say Never Again” (1983), among many other appearances.

Have you ever wondered how rich Barbara Carrera is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Carrera’s net worth is as high as $15 million, an amount earned though her successful career in the entertainment industry, which was active from the ‘60s until 2000s. In addition to her acting career, Barbara is also a successful model, which also improved her wealth.

Barbara Carrera Net Worth $15 Million

Barbara is of mixed ancestry; her mother, Florencia Carrera is Nicaraguan native and also has European ancestry, while her father, Louis Kingsbury was American. Her parents divorced when she was only seven years old and her father moved to the USA. After several years living with her mother, Barbara came to the USA to live with her father and started attending Saint Joseph Academy, a convent school in Memphis, Tennessee. However, she didn’t stay long in Memphis, as she moved to New York City when she was 15 years old.

Barbara became a model at the Eileen Ford agency, and just before becoming a successful model, Barbara started using her mother’s maiden name. After several years of successful modeling, Barbara tried herself as an actress, and made her debut in Jery Schatzberg’s drama “Puzzle of a Downfall Child” (1970), starring Faye Dunaway, Barry Primus and Viveca Lindfors, but the fil, wasn’t successful, and Barbara returned to modeling. Nevertheless, five years later she starred in the western “The Master Gunfighter”, written and directed by Tom Laughlin, which was successful, and launched Barbara’s career in film. The following year she starred in the sci-fi horror “Embryo”, next to Rock Hudson and Diane Ladd, while in 1977 she had the lead role in the fantasy horror “The Island of Dr. Moreau”, directed by Don Taylor, and starring Burt Lancaster, Michael York and Nigel Davenport, based on H.G. Wells’ novel of the sametitle about a crazed scientist who is carrying out sinister experiments on the occupants of the notorious island.

Barbara then moved to small screens, portraying Clay Basket in the TV series “Centennial” (1978-1979), and Sheva in the TV series “Masada” in 1981. That year she was also selected for one of her most prominent roles, as Natalia Rambova in the action adventure comedy “Condorman” (1981), next to Oliver Reed and Michael Crawford. Barbara enjoyed success in the early ‘80s, as she featured in a number of blockbuster films, such as the crime drama “I, the Jury”, with Armand Assante and Laurene Landon, then the action drama “Lone Wold McQuade”, which starred Chuck Norris and David Carradine, then as SPECTRE assassin Fatima Blush opposite Sean Connery as James Bond, in “Never Say Never Again” (1983), all of which increased her wealth.

She continued to star in films, however, productions in which she appeared after the James Bond film didn’t become successful as the previous ones. In 1989 she starred with Bette Davis in the comedy fantasy “Wicked Stepmother”, then Barbara stayed active as an actress until the mid- 2000s, but none of her films reached success. She starred in such productions as “Night of the Archer” (1994), “Tryst” (1994), and “Alec to the Rescue” (1999). Barbara retired from acting after 2004 and her role of Katherine in the biopic about singer Patricia Paradise, entitled “Illusion Infinity”, starring Dee Wallace, and Timothy Bottoms.

Barbara is also a successful artist; starting in the ‘80s her work has been exhibited in the Makk Galleries, while in 2002 her work was showcased at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum. Some of her paintings have been sold for around $8,000, which also added to her wealth.

Regarding her personal life, Barbara has been married three times, firstly to Otto Kurt Freiherr von Hoffman, a German nobleman, from 1966 until 1972, then to Uva Harden, from 1972 until 1976.

Her third marriage was to Greek shipping magnate Nicholas Mark Marvoleon, who is the only surviving son of Manuel Basil Mavroleon. The two married in 1983 but later divorced.

Following the end of her third marriage, Barbara was in relationship with Henry Percy, 11th Duke of Northumberland, and also with Cameron Docherty, who is a journalist and biographer.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 31, 1945
Birth place: Bluefields, Nicaragua
Height:1.75 m
Profession:Actress
Education:Saint Joseph Academy
Nationality:American
Spouse:Uva Barden (m. 1972–1976), Otto von Hoffman (m. ?–1983)
Parents:Louis Kingsbury, Florencia Carrera
Siblings:Maisie Kingsbury
TV shows:Centennial, Masada, Dallas, Emma: Queen of the South Seas
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Parents are Louis Kingsbury and Florencia Carrera; has one older half-sister: Maisie Kingsbury.
2Best known by the public for her role as the villainess Fatima Blush in the James Bond film Never Say Never Again (1983).
3When the crime drama film I, the Jury (1982) was made and released, the role of Dr. Charlotte Bennett was her favorite role until now. She modeled the role on film noir femme fatales such as Bette Davis in Jezebel (1938) and Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity (1944).
4Claims to have turned down the title role in Octopussy (1983) with Roger Moore as James Bond, because she wanted to work with Sean Connery, who was returning as James Bond after 12 years, in Never Say Never Again (1983).
5Changed her surname from "Kingsbury" to "Carrera" when embarking upon a career in show business. In a 2004 interview with the Daily Mail in the United Kingdom, she expressed that the reasons for changing her surname were due to not being satisfied with herself and her looks during adolescence.
6Moved to New York at age 16, where she would pursue a modeling career, guided by the designer Lilly Dache. Her exotic beauty brought her to the covers of more than 300 magazines, namely Vogue, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, Playboy and Cosmopolitan, in America and abroad.
7Attended the Saint Joseph Academy, a convent school in Memphis, Tennessee.
8Is also an artist and her celebrity portraits were exhibited at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum in April-May 2002.
9A former model, she made her film debut playing - what else? - a fashion model in Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970).


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Deep sultry voice
2Voluptuous figure
3Natural brunette hair
4Often plays sinister femme fatales


Quotes

#Quote
1[on Sean Connery] Much more attractive without his wig on.
2The secret to modeling is to develop character before the camera. In addition to looking beautiful, you need to develop a personality to add intrigue. I think that also applies to acting.


Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureNever Say Never Again (1983)
1976Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Acting Debut in a Motion Picture - FemaleThe Master Gunfighter (1975)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Phon.Ypre-productionAngelina Ashley
Illusion Infinity2004Katherine
Judging Amy2004TV SeriesFrancesca Messina
Panic2002Bernadette
Coo Coo Cafe2000Lola (as Barbara Carrerra)
That '70s Show2000TV SeriesBarbara
Alec to the Rescue1999Madam Wong
Waking Up Horton1998Isadora
JAG1998TV SeriesMarcella Paretti
Love Is All There Is1996Maria Malacici
The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best1996TV MovieElizabetta Fama
Russian Roulette - Moscow 951995Caroline White
Sawbones1995TV MovieRita Baldwin
Night of the Archer1994Victoria de Fleury
Tryst1994Julia
Fortune Hunter1994TV SeriesPresident Isabella Duarte
Point of Impact1993Eva Largo
Lakota Moon1992TV MovieStill Water
Murder in Paradise1990TV MovieEmma Danton
Loverboy1989Alex Barnett
Wicked Stepmother1989Priscilla
Emma: Queen of the South Seas1988TV Mini-SeriesEmma Coe
The Under Achievers1987Katherine
Love at Stake1987Faith Stewart
The New Mike Hammer1987TV SeriesClaire Morgan
Dallas1985-1986TV SeriesAngelica Nero
Wild Geese II1985Kathy Lukas
Sins of the Past1984TV MovieTerry Halloran
Never Say Never Again1983Fatima
Lone Wolf McQuade1983Lola Richardson
Matt Houston1982TV SeriesSerena Gambacci
I, the Jury1982Dr. Charlotte Bennett
Condorman1981Natalia
Masada1981TV Mini-SeriesSheva
When Time Ran Out...1980Iolani
Centennial1978-1979TV Mini-SeriesClay Basket
The Island of Dr. Moreau1977Maria
Embryo1976Victoria Spencer
The Master Gunfighter1975Eula
Puzzle of a Downfall Child1970T.J. Brady

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love Is All There Is1996performer: "De non turbare"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry CohenDocumentary post-productionHerself
Never Say Never Again: The Girls of Never Say Never Again2009Video documentary short
Making of Never Say Never Again2009Video documentary shortHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Aquí no hay quien duerma1995TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Women1993TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHerself
¿Qué apostamos?1993TV SeriesHerself
Un dia és un dia1990TV SeriesHerself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHerself
Hour Magazine1980-1988TV SeriesHerself
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Late Night with David Letterman1984TV SeriesHerself
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
Good Morning America1983TV SeriesHerself
The Making of 'Lone Wolf McQuade'1983TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1977-1980TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1977TV SeriesHerself - Actress
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1975TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1983TV SeriesFatima Blush from film NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN

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