Catherine Schell has lived a life more dramatic and colourful than any
of her many acting roles.
story sweeps from her birth during an allied bombing raid in Budapest,
to life under post-war Russian occupation, escape and life as a refugee
in Austria, a strict convent school life in America, and on to Germany
where she becomes an actress.
international fame would follow through roles in the James Bond
and Pink Panther franchises, as well as the iconic role of Maya
in popular sci-fi series Space: 1999, the story off camera is all
together more human and real. An abusive husband, her fatherís surrender
to Alzheimerís, her brotherís paranoid schizophrenia, and a dominant and
passionate mother, all play their part in her tale.
engagingly and with warmth, there are highs and lows, laughter and
tears, and lessons learnt as a survivorÖ in a life where she has been
A Constant Alien.