Barbara Carrera was born in Managua, Nicaragua on December 31, 1951.
Biography and Career :
Before turning into a sex symbol in the USA she Barbara Carrera a top fashion model.
Barbara Carrera's first appearance on the screen was a publicity role for the Chiquita bananas. Her first film role was as a fashion model in Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970), which fared poorly at the box office.
On the small screen, Barbara Carrera era debuted as the Native American Clay Basket in the NBC miniseries "Centennial" (1978-79).
Barbara Carrera went on to portray Sheva, the woman who does what needs to be done to survive, in "Masada" (ABC, 1981) and starred as "Emma: Queen of the South Seas".
Nicaraguan born, and educated at an American convent, Barbara Carrera has travelled
the world over, mastering five languages. Barbara Carrera's exotic film locations, from Africa to Australia, China, Russia, India and South America, and the many people and cultures she has encountered, offer her inspiration for her paintings.
In 1997 at the Presidential Palace in the Office of Arnoldo Aleman, President of the Republic of Nicaragua, screen and television actress Barbara Carrera was appointed Ambassador-at-large for Nicaragua, her native country. In addition to her ambassadorial duties and acting, Miss Carrera is busy with her painting career.
Off screen, the multilingual beauty (she speaks five languages) spends a great deal of time in her studio creating her vivid paintings, which are exhibited in the United States and Europe and collected internationally. A solo museum exhibition of Barbara Carrera's new series of paintings, Hollywood Legends, will be seen April 11 through June 7, 2002 at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum in Hollywood, California.
One of the few top models to successfully make the transition from the fashion pages to the silver screen, Barbara Carrera is an internationally acclaimed actor, artist and cover girl. The Nicaraguan beauty started modeling when she was 15 and has graced the cover of more than 300 magazines, including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar and Esquire.
It was while Barbara Carrera was on a modeling assignment in the South of France that director Tom Laughlin saw her face on the cover of GQ and launched her film career by casting her in "The Master Gunfighter". The critics were unanimous in their praise for Miss Carrera, and her role garnered her the first of two Golden Globe nominations that she received in her career, as well as being voted "Most Promising Newcomer in a Leading Role" by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Immediately Barbara Carrera was offered the part of Victoria, "a kind of glamorous Frankenstein monster" says Barbara, opposite Rock Hudson in "Embryo". Barbara Carrera's first international success came in "The Island of Dr. Moreau" with Burt Lancaster and Michael York.
Barbara Carrera is an artist, and her paintings have been hung in the Hollywood Entertainment Museum.
1. "Judging Amy"
- My Little Runaway (2004) TV Episode .... Francesca Messina
- Baggage Claim (2004) TV Episode .... Francesca Messina
2. Paradise (2003/I) .... Katherine Hiller
3. Panic (2001) .... Bernadette
... aka Air Panic (USA: DVD title)
4. "That '70s Show"
- The First Time (2000) TV Episode .... Barbara
5. Coo Coo Cafe (2000)
6. Alec to the Rescue (1999)
- Going After Francesca (1998) TV Episode .... Marcella Paretti
8. Waking Up Horton (1998) .... Isadora
... aka The Adventures of Young Brave (USA)
9. Love Is All There Is (1996) .... Maria Malacici
10. The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best (1996) (TV) .... Elizabetta Fama
11. Sawbones (1995) (TV) .... Rita Baldwin
... aka Prescription for Murder
... aka Roger Corman Presents Sawbones (USA: cable TV title)
12. Russian Roulette - Moscow 95 (1995)
... aka Russisch Roulett - Moskau 95 (Germany)
13. "Fortune Hunter"
- Countdown (????) TV Episode .... President Isabella Duarte
14. Night of the Archer (1994) .... Victoria de Fleury
15. Tryst (1994) .... Julia
16. Point of Impact (1993) .... Eva Largo
... aka In Too Deep (UK: video title)
... aka Spanish Rose
17. Lakota Moon (1992) (TV) .... Still Water
18. "Dia es un dia, Un"
- Episode dated 1 November 1990 (1990) TV Episode
19. Murder in Paradise (1990) (TV) .... Emma Danton
20. Wicked Stepmother (1989) .... Priscilla
21. Loverboy (1989) .... Alex Barnett
22. Love at Stake (1988) .... Faith Stewart
... aka Burnin' Love
23. "Emma: Queen of the South Seas" (1988) (mini) TV Series .... Emma Coe
24. The Underachievers (1987) .... Katherine
... aka Night School
25. "Dallas" (1978) TV Series .... Angelica Nero (1985-1986)
26. Wild Geese II (1985) .... Kathy Lukas
27. Sins of the Past (1984) (TV) .... Terry Halloran
... aka Forbidden Secrets (USA: bootleg title)
28. Never Say Never Again (1983) .... Fatima Blush
... aka James Bond 007 - Sag niemals nie (West Germany)
29. Lone Wolf McQuade (1983) .... Lola Richardson
30. "Matt Houston"
- X-22: Part 1 (1982) TV Episode .... Serena Gambacci
31. I, the Jury (1982) .... Dr. Charlotte Bennett
32. Condorman (1981) .... Natalia
33. "Masada" (1981) (mini) TV Series .... Sheva
... aka The Antagonists (UK)
34. When Time Ran Out... (1980) .... Iolani
... aka Earth's Final Fury (USA: TV title)
... aka The Day the World Ended (USA: video title)
35. "Centennial" (1978) (mini) TV Series .... Clay Basket
36. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977) .... Maria
37. Embryo (1976) .... Victoria Spencer
... aka Created to Kill (USA: reissue title)
38. The Master Gunfighter (1975) .... Eula
39. Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970) .... T.J. Brady
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