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Also Known As: Died:
Born: December 12, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Stratford-upon-Avon, England, GB Profession: actor

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British actress Sarah Douglas established herself on screen in a number of memorably villainous roles. Although a classically-trained stage performer, Douglas immediately began to gain onscreen recognition in genre material like the retelling of "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (CBS, 1974) and the Edgar Rice Burroughs pulp adventure "The People that Time Forgot" (1977). The following year, Douglas cemented her place as a pop-culture icon when she played the super-powered villainess Ursa in the blockbuster superhero epics "Superman" (1978) and "Superman II" (1980) opposite Terrence Stamp and Christopher Reeve. Another role as a scheming seductress for several seasons on the melodrama "Falcon Crest" (CBS, 1981-1990) further cemented her reputation as the "Queen of Mean." Firmly established as the sexy siren audiences loved to hate, Douglas was deliciously nasty as a reptilian alien invader in "V: The Final Battle" (NBC, 1984) and a power-hungry sorceress in the Schwarzenegger vehicle "Conan the Destroyer" (1984). For better or worse, B-movie sequels like "Return of the Swamp Thing" (1989) and "Return of the Living Dead III" (1993) occupied much of the actress' career throughout the 1990s. Having matured beyond...

British actress Sarah Douglas established herself on screen in a number of memorably villainous roles. Although a classically-trained stage performer, Douglas immediately began to gain onscreen recognition in genre material like the retelling of "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (CBS, 1974) and the Edgar Rice Burroughs pulp adventure "The People that Time Forgot" (1977). The following year, Douglas cemented her place as a pop-culture icon when she played the super-powered villainess Ursa in the blockbuster superhero epics "Superman" (1978) and "Superman II" (1980) opposite Terrence Stamp and Christopher Reeve. Another role as a scheming seductress for several seasons on the melodrama "Falcon Crest" (CBS, 1981-1990) further cemented her reputation as the "Queen of Mean." Firmly established as the sexy siren audiences loved to hate, Douglas was deliciously nasty as a reptilian alien invader in "V: The Final Battle" (NBC, 1984) and a power-hungry sorceress in the Schwarzenegger vehicle "Conan the Destroyer" (1984). For better or worse, B-movie sequels like "Return of the Swamp Thing" (1989) and "Return of the Living Dead III" (1993) occupied much of the actress' career throughout the 1990s. Having matured beyond her former vamp roles, she began a lucrative second career as a voice actress on animated series like "Batman Beyond" (The WB, 1999-2001) and occasionally returned to familiar territory with villainous roles in efforts like "Witchville" (Syfy, 2010). To the joy of many a convention-goer, Douglas remained eternally thankful for the genre material that had provided her with a lengthy career.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Witchville (2010)
3.
 Gryphon (2007)
4.
5.
 Asylum (1997) Dr Emily Hill
6.
 To the Ends of Time (1996) Karnissa
7.
 Stepford Husbands, The (1996) Dr Frances Borzage
8.
9.
 Voodoo (1995) Ezili
10.
 Blade Boxer (1995)
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Was member of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain; performed in "Zigger Zigger" and "Fuzz"
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Appeared in numerous BBC productions, including "Bergerac" and "Return of the Saint"
1973:
Feature film debut in small role, "The Last Days of Man on Earth"
1974:
Made American TV-movie debut, "Dracula" (CBS)
1978:
Co-starred as Ursa in "Superman"
1980:
Reprised Ursa in "Superman II"
1983:
Played Pamela Lynch on the CBS primetime soap "Falcon Crest"
1984:
Co-starred in the NBC miniseries "V: The Final Battle"
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Provided voice of Madok's wife in the animated series "Iron Man"
1995:
Played Ezili, the evil snake goddess, in "Voodoo"
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Education

Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama: -

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husband:
Richard Le Parmentier. Married in 1981; divorced in 1986.

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father:
Edward Douglas. Career member, Royal Air Force.
mother:
Beryl Douglas. Physiotherapist.

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