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Barbara Parkins est une Actrice Canadienne née le 22 mai 1942 à Vancouver (Canada)

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Nationalité Canada
Naissance 22 mai 1942 (78 ans) à Vancouver (Canada)

Barbara Parkins est une actrice canadienne, née le 22 mai 1942 à Vancouver (Canada).

Biographie

Early life and rise to stardom
Parkins was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. At the age of sixteen, she and her mother moved to Los Angeles, where she enrolled at Hollywood High School and began to study acting, tap, ballet, and fencing at the Falcon School, where her mother played the piano. Her earliest employment was as a backup singer and dancer in the nightclub acts of major stars, including comedian George Burns. She made her film debut in a low-budget crime caper, 20,000 Eyes, in 1961, and also guested in a number of television series, including Leave It to Beaver, The Untouchables, Perry Mason, and The Wide Country.

Shortly before gaining nationwide fame, Parkins worked as an usher in a cinema to pay for drama lessons.


Peyton Place and Valley of the Dolls

Parkins was involved in two of the most highly publicized projects of the 1960s—the ABC primetime serial, Peyton Place, and the film adaptation of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel, Valley of the Dolls.

In Peyton Place Parkins received lead billing for her role as small town bad girl Betty Anderson. As initially conceived, the character was scheduled to die in a car crash six weeks into the season, but audience reaction to Parkins was overwhelmingly favorable, and it was decided to keep her in the story line. In a late 1965 interview the actress said about her role:


I'm lucky in the role I have. Mine was the big story when the series started off. I haven't had much to do lately, but when I do have scenes, they are important to the plot, You might say I'm the salt and pepper in the stew.
She was the only female star to remain with the series through its entire run (1964–1969). In 1966 she was nominated for an Emmy Award as Best Actress in a Lead Role in a Dramatic Series, but lost to Barbara Stanwyck for The Big Valley. About losing the award on her 24th birthday, Parkins told the press:


I was hurt, but if I had to lose I was glad it was to Barbara Stanwyck, who is a grand lady and fine actress. I would have hated to lose to Anne Francis. I don't care much for her work. A woman should be feminine and not go around hitting people with judo chops the way she does in that Honey West show.
Eventually shedding her "other side of the tracks" image, Betty endured many of the trials and tribulations of soap opera life. The character achieved such popularity that when the show ended its run, producer Paul Monash developed a spin-off series, The Girl from Peyton Place, for Parkins. However, when co-star Ryan O'Neal, who played her husband, declined to participate, the project was shelved. Nevertheless, Parkins insisted she often felt very insecure on the set, saying


Sometimes I think I hold myself in too tightly. I would watch Lee Grant do those wild things when she played Stella Chernak and think I should try something like that, but when I did I was pathetic. I'm very critical of what I see of myself, but I did get an Emmy nomination, didn't I?.
In Valley of the Dolls Parkins played Anne Welles, the naive small-town girl, described as "the good girl with a million dollar face and all the bad breaks"—a character based on author Susann. The film was trashed by the critics, although Parkins was one of the few to emerge unscathed. The movie, however, was a huge commercial success and eventually became a campy cult classic. "Jackie was ...taken with Barbara, who she felt resembled an earlier Jackie Susann, dark and intense and with a distinctive voice."

In the late 1960s Parkins was linked to several men, but she insisted most of the stories were made up by gossip magazines. Some of the men included Omar Sharif, Adam West, David Hedison, and Marcel Marceau. In a 1965 interview Parkins said:


I get calls now, from young actors I used to have crushes on. They'll ask me out now, when they wouldn't a year ago. And I love to say "No" to them. I'd have liked it once, but now I don't need them.
Later life and career
After visiting London in 1968, when she served as a bridesmaid at the wedding of Valley of the Dolls co-star Sharon Tate and director Roman Polanski, Parkins decided to move to England, where she starred in several productions. Among them: Puppet on a Chain, Shout at the Devil, and The Mephisto Waltz, with Alan Alda and Jacqueline Bisset. Parkins explained why she moved to London by saying: "It's more relaxed; there's a simplicity; I love the traditions."

Parkins posed for nude pictorials in the May 1967, February 1970, and May 1976 editions of Playboy magazine. She spent most of the mid-70s appearing on American television in several mini-series, including Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill with Lee Remick, Captains and the Kings with another Dolls co-star, Patty Duke, and The Testimony of Two Men with William Shatner. She also appeared in guest spots on Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Hotel, and Vega$.

In the late 1970s, Parkins moved to France and married; and, in the late 1980s, she adopted her only child, daughter Christina.

In the 1980s, she continued to work in television movies, including To Catch a King, in which she portrayed the Duchess of Windsor, and opposite Sharon Stone in The Calendar Girl Murders. She also auditioned for the title role in the James Bond film Octopussy (1983) but lost to Maud Adams. She returned to the role of Betty Anderson in Peyton Place: The Next Generation (1985), a one-shot sequel to her popular series.

In 1991, she starred in a Canadian mystery series entitled Scene of the Crime, then spent most of the remainder of the decade in semi-retirement. She emerged in the late 1990s to participate in two Susann-inspired projects, the biopic Scandalous Me and a segment of the Lifetime series Intimate Portrait. In 1995, she was chosen by Empire magazine as number 81 on their list of 100 Sexiest Stars in film history.

In 2006, she participated with Ted Casablanca on the audio commentary for the DVD release of Valley of the Dolls and attended the release party on June 13, 2006.

Le plus souvent avec

Don Sharp
Don Sharp
(2 films)
John Huston
John Huston
(1 films)
Patrick Magee
Patrick Magee
(1 films)
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Filmographie de Barbara Parkins (15 films)

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Peyton Place: The Next Generation
Genres Drame
Acteurs Barbara Parkins, Evelyn Scott, Patricia Morrow, Ed Nelson, Dorothy Malone, Christopher Connelly
Note71% 3.5819153.5819153.5819153.5819153.581915
The film starts with a young, blonde woman, very much resembling Allison MacKenzie - who has disappeared years ago - arriving in town, and startling Allison's mother Constance (Dorothy Malone). She identifies herself as Megan MacKenzie (Marguerite Hickey), Allison's long lost daughter who believes that she was conceived during a night when Allison was raped, severely beaten and left for dead in a ditch. Megan is immediately taken in by Constance and Elliot Carson (Tim O'Connor), and she tells them that Allison has been in a Boston mental institution for twenty years now. She has not spoken a word since, until Megan gave her a visit recently, she said 'Peyton Place'.
Calendrier sanglant, 1h40
Réalisé par William A. Graham
Genres Policier
Acteurs Tom Skerritt, Sharon Stone, Barbara Bosson, Alan Thicke, Robert Beltran, Claudia Christian
Rôle Cleo Banks
Note46% 2.323932.323932.323932.323932.32393
The plot revolves around the relationship between Sharon and Tom's characters. Tom's character is married and must protect calendar girls from murder, Sharon is a former calendar girl he must protect, but they get very close throughout the film. In the end, Tom does not have an affair with Sharon, and she is enraged and tries to kill his wife but he stops her.
Breakfast in Paris
Réalisé par John D. Lamond
Acteurs Barbara Parkins, Rod Mullinar, Elspeth Ballantyne, Christopher Milne
Rôle Jackie Wyatt
Note64% 3.219383.219383.219383.219383.21938
Fashion executive Jackie Wyatt discovers her boyfriend has been cheating on her. She flies to Paris and bumps into photographer Michael who she at first dislikes but grows to love.
Le Secret de la banquise, 1h58
Réalisé par Don Sharp
Origine Canada
Genres Thriller, Action, Aventure
Acteurs Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Lloyd Bridges, August Schellenberg
Rôle Judith Rubin
Note59% 2.951322.951322.951322.951322.95132
Sur L'Île aux Ours, Larsen, un scientifique envoyé par les Nations unies envoie un message de détresse au Morning Rose, un navire embarquant une équipe de savants chargés d'enquêter sur les dérèglements climatiques. L'homme est assassiné écrasé par un aéroglisseur avant d'avoir dévoilé le contenu de son message. Une ancienne base nazie sert de laboratoire pour les scientifiques. Frank Lansing, américain d'origine allemande, rejoint l'équipe afin de savoir ce qui est arrivé à son père, commandant de sous-marin disparut au large de l'île. A peine arrivé sur les lieux, un mystérieux tueur tue un à un les scientifiques afin de cacher un terrible secret lié aux épaves des sous-marins allemands. Judith Rubin, une amie de Lansing est la seconde à périr sous la glace d'une avalanche déclenchée par des explosifs .
Parole d'homme, 2h4
Réalisé par John Glen, Peter Hunt
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Guerre, Thriller, Action, Aventure
Thèmes Afrique post-coloniale, Politique
Acteurs Lee Marvin, Roger Moore, Ian Holm, Barbara Parkins, Reinhard Kolldehoff, George Coulouris
Rôle Rosa O'Flynn-Oldsmith
Note61% 3.098913.098913.098913.098913.09891
À Zanzibar, à la veille de la Première Guerre mondiale, le colonel O'Flynn traque sans relâche un éléphant sur le territoire de son ennemi, le commissaire Fleischer. À la demande des Services de renseignement britanniques, O'Flynn enrôle de force Oldsmith, un aristocrate anglais. Les deux hommes décident de s'associer pour contrecarrer les agissements de l'armée allemande...
Snatched
Snatched (1973)

Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller, Action, Policier
Acteurs Howard Duff, John Saxon, Leslie Nielsen, Sheree North, Barbara Parkins, Robert Reed
Rôle Barbara Maxvill
Note63% 3.189253.189253.189253.189253.18925
The wives of three wealthy men are kidnapped and held for a $3 million ransom. One of the wives, a diabetic, needs medication or she will soon die. One of the husbands refuses to pay his share of the ransom. There is also an unseen mastermind behind the kidnapping.
L'Asile
L'Asile (1972)
, 1h28
Réalisé par Patrick Magee, Roy Ward Baker
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Science-fiction, Thriller, Horreur
Thèmes Maladie, Psychologie, Folie, Hôpital psychiatrique
Acteurs Peter Cushing, Britt Ekland, Robert Powell, Herbert Lom, Barry Morse, Patrick Magee
Rôle Bonnie
Note64% 3.246823.246823.246823.246823.24682
Le Dr Martin (Robert Powell), un jeune psychiatre, postule pour une place dans un petit asile situé dans un coin reculé d'Angleterre. Il se rend donc dans cet établissement et une personne handicapée en fauteuil roulant le reçoit dans son bureau. Il s'agit du Dr Lionel Rutheford qui, à la recherche d'un nouveau collègue pour gérer les patients hospitalisés, lui propose, au titre d'un examen d'embauche, de déterminer s'il sera capable de découvrir parmi quatre patients hébergés à l'étage, lequel fut son ancien associé, le Dr Starr, psychiatre qui a fini par perdre la raison et agresser le Dr Rutheford, Starr étant donc interné dans son propre établissement. Le Dr Martin est assez surpris mais accepte la proposition.
Satan, mon amour, 1h55
Réalisé par Paul Wendkos, David S. Hall
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Fantastique, Horreur
Thèmes La musique, Religion, Diable, Films pour enfants
Acteurs Alan Alda, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Parkins, Bradford Dillman, William Windom, Curd Jürgens
Rôle Roxane Delancey, la fille de Duncan
Note60% 3.004043.004043.004043.004043.00404
Ely, un célèbre pianiste, initie un journaliste musical, Myles Clarkson, à certaines pratiques de sorcellerie. À la mort d'Ely, l'esprit de ce dernier s'empare du corps du journaliste, qui devient du jour au lendemain, un pianiste génial. Paula, son épouse, constate des changements chez son mari et découvre qu'il a passé un pacte avec le Diable.
La maison sous les arbres, 1h36
Réalisé par René Clément
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller
Acteurs Faye Dunaway, Frank Langella, Barbara Parkins, Karen Blanguernon, Raymond Gérôme, Patrick Dewaere
Rôle Cynthia
Note57% 2.860342.860342.860342.860342.86034
Un couple d'Américains et leurs deux enfants viennent vivre à Paris. Déjà fragile, le couple est meurtri lors de l'enlèvement de leurs enfants. Le père voit alors resurgir son passé trouble d'agent spécial et d'espion industriel...
A Taste of Evil, 1h13
Réalisé par John Llewellyn Moxey
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Thriller, Horreur
Acteurs Barbara Stanwyck, Barbara Parkins, Roddy McDowall, William Windom, Arthur O'Connell, Bing Russell
Rôle Susan Wilcox
Note66% 3.3373153.3373153.3373153.3373153.337315
Susan Wilcox (Barbara Parkins) is a young woman who was raped by an unknown man when she was a 13-year-old. Traumatized by the experience, she suffered a mental breakdown, did not speak a word for two years, and was entered in a Swiss sanatorium. Upon leaving the psychiatric institution for the first time, she returns to her old home where her mother Miriam (Barbara Stanwyck) is now in an unstable marriage with Harold Jennings (William Windom), an alcoholic. Susan returns to the woods where she was raped, and is followed there by someone. She suspects that this person is Harold, but Miriam tells her that Harold left her the previous night.
La Lettre du Kremlin, 2h1
Réalisé par John Huston
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller, Action, Espionnage
Thèmes Espionnage, Sexualité, Homosexualité, Transsexuels et transgenres, Politique, Films pour enfants, LGBT, LGBT, Travestissement au cinéma
Acteurs Bibi Andersson, Richard Boone, Nigel Green, Dean Jagger, Patrick O'Neal, George Sanders
Rôle 'B.A. dite Maria'
Note62% 3.149313.149313.149313.149313.14931
En 1969, un groupe d'espions-aventuriers (la plupart identifiés par des surnoms) hétéroclite, venu des États-Unis et mené par Ward, rallie Moscou. Parmi eux se trouvent notamment Charles Rone, un officier de marine, 'B.A.', une jeune femme dont Rone tombe amoureux, Warlock, un homosexuel faisant du tricot pour se détendre, Janis qui joue un rôle de souteneur. Leur mission est de récupérer un document confidentiel dit "La Lettre du Kremlin", recelant un accord officieux entre les États-Unis et l'Union Soviétique, destiné à contrecarrer la montée en puissance (la menace militaire) de la Chine...
La Vallée des poupées, 2h3
Réalisé par Mark Robson
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie musicale, Musical, Romance
Thèmes La télévision, Films pour enfants
Acteurs Barbara Parkins, Sharon Tate, Patty Duke, Susan Hayward, Lee Grant, Tony Scotti
Rôle Anne Welles
Note60% 3.0014253.0014253.0014253.0014253.001425
Anne Welles (Barbara Perkins) quitte sa famille et son fiancé dans une petite ville de Nouvelle-Angleterre pour découvrir New York. Elle y devient secrétaire d'un avocat spécialisé dans le théâtre. Elle fait la connaissance de deux autres jeunes femmes qui prévoient de faire carrière dans le monde du spectacle : l'ambitieuse et prometteuse Neely O'Hara (Patty Duke) et la très belle mais peu talentueuse Jennifer North (Sharon Tate). Neely commence sa carrière de manière fulgurante mais ne tarde pas à se laisser prescrire trop de médicaments (pour dormir, pour être éveillée...). Son addiction ruinera ses deux mariages mais aussi sa vie professionnelle. Après une cure, elle tente un retour à Broadway mais l'alcool et les drogues seront les plus fortes. Jennifer se marie avec Tony, un chanteur qui veut devenir acteur et qui s'avère atteint d'une maladie dégénérative, forçant sa jeune épouse à trouver un moyen de payer pour ses soins. Partie tourner des films sensuels en Europe, elle met fin à ses jours lorsqu'elle doit subir une mastectomie qui la prive du seul bien qu'elle pense posséder, son corps. Enfin, Anne devient mannequin par hasard et vit des histoires d'amour décevantes qui la conduiront à retourner vivre dans sa ville natale.