Monday, December 6, 2010
AS SEEN IN:
"Dynasty: The Making Of A Guilty Pleasure"
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Catherine Oxenberg (born September 22, 1961, New York City) is an American actress known for her performance as Amanda Carrington on the 1980s American prime time soap opera 'Dynasty'. The daughter of HRH Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, Oxenberg is a descendant of the Serbian Karadordevic dynasty and a distant heir to the British throne.
Oxenberg made her acting debut in the 1982 made-for-television film "The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana", in which she played Diana, Princess of Wales. In 1984 Oxenberg joined the hit ABC prime time soap opera 'Dynasty' — then at its height of popularity— in the role of Amanda Carrington, the second daughter of Blake Carrington (John Forsythe) and Alexis Colby (Joan Collins). Oxenberg was the guest host on the NBC late-night sketch comedy series 'Saturday Night Live' on May 10, 1986. She left 'Dynasty' in 1986 and the role was recast.
Oxenberg starred as Princess Elysa in the 1987 television film "Roman Holiday". She also appeared in "The Lair of the White Worm" in 1988, and reprised the role of Diana, Princess of Wales in the TV film "Charles and Diana: Unhappily Ever After" in 1992. From 1993 to 1994 she starred in the short-lived series 'Acapulco H.E.A.T.'.
Oxenberg was portrayed by Rachael Taylor in the 2005 telemovie "Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure", a fictionalized retelling of the behind the scenes goings-on during the production of 'Dynasty'. In 2006, Oxenberg appeared in the TV special, "Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar", in which she reunited with her former 'Dynasty' castmates to reminisce about the series.