Dynasty star Kate O'Mara has died after a short illness. But even though time passed, her beauty never faded and she still commanded a striking presence during one of her last public appearances last October when she hosted An An Evening With Kate O'Mara in London. By Rob Leigh. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice. View gallery. We're testing a new site: This content is coming soon. Follow MirrorTV. Lorraine Kelly Lorraine Kelly apologises for Prince George's godmother swearing live on air Julia Samuel, who was Princess Diana's close friend, let slip a naughty word which presenter Lorraine Kelly later apologised for.
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Kate O'Mara 10 August — 30 March was an English film, stage and television actress, and writer. O'Mara made her stage debut in a production of The Merchant of Venice. On television, she had regular roles in The Brothers —76 , Triangle and Howards' Way —90 , and portrayed the recurring part of the Rani in Doctor Who — Her younger sister is actress Belinda Carroll. After boarding school she attended art school before becoming a full-time actress. Her earliest television appearances, in the s, included guest roles in Danger Man , Adam Adamant Lives! In the former, she had an erotically charged scene with Ingrid Pitt , in which O'Mara was meant to be seduced; the two women were left laughing on set, however, as Pitt's fangs kept falling into O'Mara's cleavage. O'Mara spoke on several occasions about her experience with the casting couch.
The actor Kate O'Mara, once as ubiquitous on British television screens as the test card, has died aged "a shining star has gone out," her agent said. She played a procession of glamorously tough cookies in television soaps and dramas, all menace, narrowed eyes and tossing red hair — most famously in the long-running US series Dynasty, as the manipulative Cassandra 'Caress' Morrell, sister of Alexis Colby played by Joan Collins. She also made a villainous appearance as the Rani in Dr Who with two doctors, Sylvester McCoy, and Colin Baker, a role she relished and one she said, when the programme celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, she would have loved to return to. Baker tweeted: "Oh my goodness. Kate O'Mara is no longer with us. Sad sad news. A delightful, committed and talented lady and actress. We are the poorer.
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