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Bibi Besch

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Date of Birth: 1942 , February-1
Date of Death: 1996 , September-7
Birth Nation: Austria
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Bibi Besch
Birth Name Bibiana Maria Köchert
Father Gotfrid Kochert
Mother Gusti Huber
Nationality Austrian-American
Birth Place/City Vienna, Austria
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $29 Million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Married Yes
Married to Donald B. Mathis
Children Samantha Mathis
Education Horace Greeley High School
Online Presence No
Movies Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Who's That Girl, Who's That Girl, California Myth
TV Show Police Story, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, The Secret Storm
Sisters Christiana Barbara Köchert, Drea Besch and Andrew Besch
Siblings 3
Died September 7, 1996 (aged 54)

Quick Timeline of Bibi Besch

1942 Born in Vienna, Austria
1965 Married to Donald B. Mathis
1970 Daughter Samantha Mathis
1996 Died at the Daniel Freeman Hospital in Los Angeles

Detail Timeline of Bibi Besch

February 1 , 1942

Born in Vienna, Austria

Bibiana Maria Kochert was born in Vienna Austria, she belonged to white ethnicity with the birth sign of Aquarius.


Married to Donald B. Mathis

She was married to Donald B. Mathis in the year 1965, they lived together for 8 years and divorced in 1973.

May 12 , 1970

Daughter Samantha Mathis

The actress gave birth to daughter Samantha Mathis on Brooklyn, New York in 1970. Her daughter is also an actress.

September 7 , 1996

Died at the Daniel Freeman Hospital in Los Angeles

Bibi Besch died on 7th September 1996 at the Daniel Freeman Hospital in Los Angeles. She died of breast cancer.


Bibi Besch was an Austrian-American film, television, and stage actress who is known for her role as Dr. Carol Marcus in the science fiction film Star TrekII and other roles in Who's that Girl, and Tremors. She also appeared in various television series like Street Hawk, The Edge of Night along with Emmy Award-nominated series like Doing Time on Maple Drive and Northern Exposure.

Bibi Besch's Early Life & Education

Bibi Besch was born on 1st February 1942, in Vienna, Austria. She was the youngest daughter of an Austrian racing driver Gotfrid Kochert and theater actress Gusti Huber. She also had an elder sister Christiana Barbara Kochert.

While she was still a kid, her mother married a radio executive and former U.S. Army captain Joseph Besch in 1946; she took her stepfather surname, Besch. Actress Bibi belongs to white ethnicity with the birth sign of Aquarius.

Besch grew up in Chappaqua, New York, with her sister and half-sisters  Drea and Andre. There she attended her elementary and junior high school. She graduated from Horace Greely High School in 1959. Later, she attended Connecticut College for Women and moved to New York City before graduating.

Bibi Besch's Relationship History

Bibi Besch married Donald B. Mathis in 1965. The couple had a child Samantha Mathis on 12th May 1970 who is also an actress.

The couple had 8 years relationship and got divorced in 1973. After divorce, she lived with her five years old daughter Samantha and move to Los Angeles.

She was focused on her career and daughter without any love relation.

Bibi Besch's Career

Bibi Besch's started her career from the television series The Secret Strom as Janet Hill in 1954. But her first released series was NBC Children's Theatre in 1964, as the release of The Secret Strom delayed by two years and released in 1966. Her other TV series include Somerset, Police Story, Police Woman and many more.

She debuted her self as an actress in silver screen in 1975 from the movie Distance. However, she gained recognization with Star Trek II: The Warth of Khan where she played Dr. Carol Marcus in 1982.

With four decades in the film industry, Bibi was nominated for Emmy Award for her role in Doing Time on Maple Drive in 1992. Her final work was California Myth which was released in 1999, three years after her death in 1996.

Bibi Besch's Death

Bibi was diagnosed with breast cancer. The actress died on Saturday,  7th September 1996 at the Daniel Freeman Hospital in Los Angeles.

Bibi Besch's Net Worth

At the time of her death, Bibi Besch's net worth was estimated to be around $29 million. A major portion of her net worth can be attributed to her career as an actress in movies and television series.

While she has worked in many movies and TV series, her salary for her works has not been revealed. 

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