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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