Ann Turkel

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Ann Turkel
Ann Turkel Tony Franciosa Matt Helm 1975.JPG
Turkel with Anthony Franciosa in Matt Helm, 1975.
Born (1946-07-16) July 16, 1946 (age 70)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation actress and model
Spouse(s) Richard Harris (1974–1982; divorced)

Ann Kathryn Turkel (born July 16, 1946) is an American actress and was a model. Turkel studied acting at the Musical Theatre Academy.

Life and career[edit]

Turkel was born in New York City, New York, to a Jewish family.[1] She was photographed for American Vogue in the early 1980s. Patrick Lichfield captured images of her on location in England, the Bahamas, and Sardinia during the early 1970s, and included them in his 1981 book, The Most Beautiful Women.

After a brief appearance in the film Paper Lion (1968), her first major role was in the 1974 film, 99 and 44/100% Dead starring her future husband Richard Harris, and they also acted together in The Cassandra Crossing (1976), Golden Rendezvous (1977) and Ravagers (1979). They were divorced in 1982. Despite their divorce she and Harris remained good friends. When Harris died in 2002, Turkel was quite saddened, and said he was her mentor and a good friend.

She portrayed comic strip heroine, Modesty Blaise, in a 1982 TV pilot.

Her other film roles included Portrait of a Hitman (1979), with Jack Palance, and the horror films Humanoids from the Deep (1980), Deep Space (1988) and The Fear (1995). She also played the role of modeling agent and immortal Kristen in "Chivalry," a season four episode of Highlander: The Series.


Year Title Role Notes
1968 Paper Lion Susan Feature film
1974 99 and 44/100% Dead Buffy Feature film
1976 The Cassandra Crossing Susan Feature film
1977 Golden Rendezvous Susan Beresford Feature film
1979 Ravagers Faina Feature film
Portrait of a Hitman Cathey Feature film
1980 Humanoids from the Deep Dr. Susan Drake Sci-fi film
1988 Deep Space Carla Sandbourn Feature film
1995 The Fear Leslie feature film
1997 Touch Me Linda Feature film
2006 A-List Star in bar Feature film
2006 Deja Vu Technichian Feature film


Year Title Role Notes
1975 Matt Helm Maggie Gantry Guest role
1978 Greatest Heroes of the Bible Delilah TV series
1981 Death Ray 2000 Sabina Dorffman TV movie
1982 Modesty Blaise Modesty Blaise TV movie
The Fall Guy Shawna Ives / Kitty Ives guest roles in episode "The Ives Have It"
1982-1983 Fantasy Island Rowena Haversham / Leila Proctor 2 episodes
1983 Matt Houston Maureen Flanders in episode "Here's Another Fine Mess"
The Love Boat Stacy banks in episode "- Vicki's Dilemma/Discount Romance/
Looser & Still Champ"
1983-1985 Knight Rider Adrienne Margeaux / Adrienne St. Clair / Bianca Morgan 3 episodes
1984 Masquerade (TV series)  ??? 1 episode
The New Mike Hammer Gail Storrs-Rainey in episode "Catfight"
1985 Riptide Denise McKean in episode "Baxter and Boz"
Street Hawk (TV series) Melanie Ryan / Katherine Reese in episode "Female of the Species"
Hollywood Beat (TV series) Lita in series "Pilot"
1986 Night Court Judge Eve Gardner in episode "Contempt of Courting"
Scarecrow and Mrs. King Pam Jentry in episode "Three Little Spies"
Murder, She Wrote Barbara Bennington in episode "Stage Struck"
1987 Worlds Beyond Helen Scott in episode "Captain Randolph"
1991 White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd Gloria Swanson TV movie (uncredited)
Silk Stalkings Roxanne Dockweiler aka Roxy The Doxy in "Pilot" episode
Chance of a Lifetime Tippi van Norden TV movie
1992 Down the Shore  ???? in episode "Waiting for Aldo"
1994 RoboCop: The Series Louise in episode "Money Can't Buy"
1995 Highlander (TV series) Kristin in episode "Chivalry"
1998 The Hunger Woman in episode "A River of Night's Dreaming"
1999 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction MRs. Richerds 1 episode


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