Barbara Carrera Net Worth

We sure love our actresses. Barbara Carrera is no exception. As an Actress from Bluefields, Nicaragua. Born on December 31, 1945 into the family of Louis Kingsbury, Florencia Carrera Maisie Kingsbury, this American woman is famous for her many roles on large and small movies as well as TV. Standing at 1.75 m, Barbara Carrera studied and graduated from Saint Joseph Academy. The actress’ family is comprised of her spouse Uva Barden (m. 1972–1976), Otto von Hoffman (m. ?–1983), kids unknown. As most of famous actresses, Barbara Carrera has amassed a large net worth with a lot of money under her name. Successful box office hits and terrific performances on the small and large screen have earned this woman tons of accolades and recognition across the board. So, what about numbers? Her net worth is calculated to be $15 Million.

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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.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Barbara Carrera
  • Net Worth: $15 Million
  • Date Of Birth: December 31, 1945
  • Place Of Birth: 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
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000324/
  • Nominations: Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress
  • Movies: Never Say Never Again, Lone Wolf McQuade, I, the Jury, Condorman, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Point Of Impact, Wild Geese II, Masada, Wicked Stepmother, The Master Gunfighter, Loverboy, Love at Stake, Puzzle of a Downfall Child, When Time Ran Out, Love Is All There Is, Alec to the Rescue, Embryo, The …
  • TV Shows: Centennial, Masada, Dallas, Emma: Queen of the South Seas

Quotes

  • [on Sean Connery] Much more attractive without his wig on.
  • The 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.

Facts

  • Parents are Louis Kingsbury and Florencia Carrera; has one older half-sister: Maisie Kingsbury.
  • Best known by the public for her role as the villainess Fatima Blush in the James Bond film Never Say Never Again (1983).
  • When 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).
  • Claims 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).
  • Changed 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.
  • Moved 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.
  • Attended the Saint Joseph Academy, a convent school in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Is also an artist and her celebrity portraits were exhibited at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum in April-May 2002.
  • A former model, she made her film debut playing – what else? – a fashion model in Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970).

Trademarks

  • Deep sultry voice
  • Voluptuous figure
  • Natural brunette hair
  • Often plays sinister femme fatales

Filmography

Actress
Title Year Status Character
Phon.Y pre-production Angelina Ashley
Illusion Infinity 2004 Katherine
Judging Amy 2004 TV Series Francesca Messina
Panic 2002 Bernadette
Coo Coo Cafe 2000 Lola (as Barbara Carrerra)
That ’70s Show 2000 TV Series Barbara
Alec to the Rescue 1999 Madam Wong
Waking Up Horton 1998 Isadora
JAG 1998 TV Series Marcella Paretti
Love Is All There Is 1996 Maria Malacici
The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best 1996 TV Movie Elizabetta Fama
Russian Roulette – Moscow 95 1995 Caroline White
Sawbones 1995 TV Movie Rita Baldwin
Night of the Archer 1994 Victoria de Fleury
Tryst 1994 Julia
Fortune Hunter 1994 TV Series President Isabella Duarte
Point of Impact 1993 Eva Largo
Lakota Moon 1992 TV Movie Still Water
Murder in Paradise 1990 TV Movie Emma Danton
Loverboy 1989 Alex Barnett
Wicked Stepmother 1989 Priscilla
Emma: Queen of the South Seas 1988 TV Mini-Series Emma Coe
The Under Achievers 1987 Katherine
Love at Stake 1987 Faith Stewart
The New Mike Hammer 1987 TV Series Claire Morgan
Dallas 1985-1986 TV Series Angelica Nero
Wild Geese II 1985 Kathy Lukas
Sins of the Past 1984 TV Movie Terry Halloran
Never Say Never Again 1983 Fatima
Lone Wolf McQuade 1983 Lola Richardson
Matt Houston 1982 TV Series Serena Gambacci
I, the Jury 1982 Dr. Charlotte Bennett
Condorman 1981 Natalia
Masada 1981 TV Mini-Series Sheva
When Time Ran Out… 1980 Iolani
Centennial 1978-1979 TV Mini-Series Clay Basket
The Island of Dr. Moreau 1977 Maria
Embryo 1976 Victoria Spencer
The Master Gunfighter 1975 Eula
Puzzle of a Downfall Child 1970 T.J. Brady
Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
Love Is All There Is 1996 performer: “De non turbare”
Self
Title Year Status Character
King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen Documentary post-production Herself
Never Say Never Again: The Girls of Never Say Never Again 2009 Video documentary short
Making of Never Say Never Again 2009 Video documentary short Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Aquí no hay quien duerma 1995 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Women 1993 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Vicki! 1993 TV Series Herself
¿Qué apostamos? 1993 TV Series Herself
Un dia és un dia 1990 TV Series Herself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Herself
Hour Magazine 1980-1988 TV Series Herself
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1986 TV Special Herself – Presenter
Late Night with David Letterman 1984 TV Series Herself
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1984 TV Special Herself – Nominee
Good Morning America 1983 TV Series Herself
The Making of ‘Lone Wolf McQuade’ 1983 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Merv Griffin Show 1977-1980 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1977 TV Series Herself – Actress
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1975 TV Series Herself – Guest
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1983 TV Series Fatima Blush from film NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN