15 August 1943
(m. 1974; sep 2006)
|Children||2, including Alessandro Borghese|
Barbara Bouchet (born Bärbel Gutscher; 15 August 1943) is a German-American actress and entrepreneur who lives and works in Italy.
She has acted in more than 80 films and television episodes and founded a production company that has produced fitness videos and books. She also owns and operates a fitness studio. She appeared in Casino Royale (1967) as Miss Moneypenny, in Don't Torture a Duckling (1972) as Patrizia, in Sweet Charity (1969) as Ursula, in The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972) as Kitty Wildenbrück, in Caliber 9 (1972) as Nelly Bordon, in The Scarlet and The Black (1983) as Minna Kappler, and in Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York (2002) as Mrs. Schermerhorn.
Bärbel Gutscher was born in Reichenberg, Sudetenland, a part of Czechoslovakia that was ceded to National Socialist Germany and is today part of the Czech Republic. She had four siblings. Her father, Fritz, was a photographer, and her mother, Ingrid, was an actress.
After World War II, her family was placed in a resettlement camp in the American occupation zone in Germany. They were granted permission to emigrate to the United States under the humanitarian provisions of the Displaced Persons Act of 1948.
After arriving in the United States, the family lived in Five Points, California on the west side of the Central Valley and eventually settled in San Francisco, where Gutscher was raised. During the early 1960s San Francisco Bay Area television station KPIX-TV ran a show named The KPIX Dance Party and offered Gutscher the opportunity to become a member of the show's dance group.
These were teenage dancers who danced live to the hit songs of the day and became locally known in their own right by being on television six days per week. She was on the show from 1959 until 1962, then moved to Hollywood to get into the film industry, changing her Germanic sounding name to the French sounding Barbara Bouchet.
Bouchet began her career modelling for magazine covers and appearing in television commercials, before eventually becoming an actress. Her first acting role was a minor part in What a Way to Go! (1964), which led to a series of other roles in the 1960s. She appeared in the films John Goldfarb, Please Come Home (1964), In Harm's Way (1964), and Agent for H.A.R.M. (1966).
She appeared, semi-nude, in two editions of Playboy magazine: May 1965 (stills from In Harm's Way) and February 1967 ("The Girls of Casino Royale").
In Casino Royale (1967), Bouchet played the role of Miss Moneypenny. She guest-starred in the Star Trek episode "By Any Other Name" (1968) as Kelinda, and appeared in the musical film Sweet Charity (1969) playing Ursula.
Tired of being typecast and unable to get starring roles in Hollywood, Bouchet moved to Italy in 1970 and began acting in Italian films, such as Black Belly of the Tarantula, Amuck!, The Man with Icy Eyes, The French Sex Murders, The Red Queen Kills Seven Times, Don't Torture a Duckling and Sex with a Smile.
She starred with Gregory Peck in The Scarlet and The Black (1983), a successful TV movie. In 1985, she established a production company and started to produce a successful series of fitness books and videos. In addition, Bouchet opened a fitness studio in Rome. In 2002, Bouchet appeared in Gangs of New York, playing Mrs. Schermerhorn.
In 1974, Bouchet married Luigi Borghese, a producer, with whom she has two sons: Alessandro (b. 1976), a TV chef, and Massimiliano (b. 1989), a bartender. Her husband subsequently produced some of her later films. They separated in 2006, citing different aspirations.
|1964||A Global Affair||Woman||Cameo appearance|
|What a Way to Go!||Girl on plane||Cameo appearance|
|Bedtime Story||German girl||Cameo appearance|
|Good Neighbor Sam||Receptionist|
|Sex and the Single Girl||Photographer||Cameo appearance|
|1965||John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!||Astrid Porche|
|In Harm's Way||Liz Eddington|
|1966||Agent for H.A.R.M.||Ava Vestok|
|1970||The Syndicate: A Death in the Family||Monica Brown|
|Il debito coniugale||Candida|
|The Swinging Confessors||Mrs. Marchio|
|1971||Le calde notti di Don Giovanni||Esmeralda Vargas|
|The Man with Icy Eyes||Ann Saxe|
|Black Belly of the Tarantula||Maria Zani|
|Non commettere atti impuri||Nadine|
|Una cavalla tutta nuda||Gemmata|
|Caliber 9||Nelly Bordon|
|Valerie Inside Outside||Valeria Rocchi|
|Casa d'appuntamento||Francine Boulert|
|The Red Queen Kills Seven Times||Ketty Wildenbrück|
|Racconti proibiti… di niente vestiti!||Lucrezia|
|Don't Torture a Duckling||Patrizia|
|Finalmente… le mille e una notte||Mariam|
|1973||Ancora una volta prima di lasciarci||Luisa|
|My Pleasure Is Your Pleasure||Prostitute||Cameo appearance|
|Ricco the Mean Machine||Scilla|
|Cry of a Prostitute||Margie|
|1974||La badessa di Castro||Elena|
|La svergognata||Silvia Lorenzi|
|1975||L'amica di mia madre||Barbara|
|Down the Ancient Staircase||Carla|
|Amor vuol dir gelosia||Corinna Borotto|
|Duck in Orange Sauce||Patty|
|The Hook||Laura Maras|
|1976||Sex with a Smile||Barbara||Segment: "I soldi in bocca"|
|Tutti possono arricchire tranne i poveri||Countess Federici|
|Sex with a Smile II||Violante||Segment: "L'armadio di Troia"|
|1978||Blood and Diamonds||Lisa|
|How to Lose a Wife and Find a Lover||Eleonora Rubens|
|Travolto dagli affetti familiari||Barbara|
|Saturday, Sunday and Friday||Enza Paternò||Segment: "Sunday"|
|1980||I'm Photogenic||Herself||Cameo appearance|
|La moglie in vacanza... l'amante in città||Valeria|
|1981||Spaghetti a mezzanotte||Celestre Lagrasta|
|Per favore, occupati di Amelia||Amelia|
|Crema, cioccolata e… paprika||Eleonora Bonifazi|
|Perchè non facciamo l'amore?||Manuela Robelli|
|1984||Diamond Connection||Dr. Karen|
|2001||Our Tropical Island||Woman on TV show||Cameo appearance|
|2002||Gangs of New York||Mrs. Schermeron|
|2005||Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula||Caesonia||Short film|
|2009||Butterfly zone - Il senso della farfalla||Woman with moustache|
|La vita dispari||Ludovica Levi|
|2011||Finalmente la felicità||Herself||Cameo appearance|
|Madame & Monsieur||Madame||Short film|
|2017||Easy - Un viaggio facile facile||Delia|
|In Search of Fellini||Hostess||Cameo appearance|
|2018||Put Grandma in the Freezer||Grandma Birgit|
|Tolo Tolo||Mrs. Inge|
|2021||Una famiglia mostruosa||Crisilide|
|1964||The Rogues||Elsa Idonescu||Episode: "Plavonia, Hail and Farewell"|
|1965||Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea||Tippy Penfield||Episode: "The Left-Handed Man"|
|1966||The Man from U.N.C.L.E.||Narcissus Darling||Episode: "The Project Deephole Affair"|
|1967||The Virginian||Marianne||Episode: "The Fortress"|
|1968||Tarzan||Angela Fraser||Episode: "Jungle Ransom"|
|Star Trek||Kelinda||Episode: "By Any Other Name"|
|1972||Cool Million||Carla Miles||Episode: "Mask of Marcella"|
|1983||The Scarlet and the Black||Minna Kappler||Television film|
|1983–1984||Beauty Center Show||Herself||Variety show|
|1993||Quelli della speciale||Adrienne Beauvrais||Recurring role; 3 episodes|
|1996||Un posto al sole||Delia De La Roche||Series regular|
|2003||Incantesimo||Jane||Guest role; 2 episodes|
|2004||Diritto di difesa||Gilardi's mother||Recurring role; 4 episodes|
|2006||La provinciale||Elvira Coceanu||Television film|
|2008||Amiche mie||Mariella||Episode: "Giù la maschera"|
|2008–2010||Ho sposato uno sbirro||Clarissa Morini||Main role; 34 episodes|
|2010||Capri||Beatrice Maggioni||Episode: "Seconda puntata"|
|Crimini||Loredana Presutti||Episode: "Little Dream"|
|2014||Il tredicesimo apostolo||Mrs. Castro||Episode: "Il pianto del demonio"|
|2019||Un amore da copertina||Betty Richichi||Television film|
|2020||Ballando con le Stelle||Herself||Contestant (season 15)|
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- Barbara Bouchet at IMDb
- Barbara Bouchet at the TCM Movie Database
- Barbara Bouchet at AllMovie
- Italica, a RAI website dedicated to the Italian post-World War II cinema
- Barbara Bouchet fansite