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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.