|Education||Elmhurst Ballet School|
|Alma mater||Central School of Speech and Drama|
|Television||The Winds of War|
War and Remembrance
(m. 1969; div. 1976)
(m. 1986; div. 1994)
Victoria Tennant (born 30 September 1950) is an English film and television actress. She is known for her roles in the TV miniseries The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, in which she appeared as actor Robert Mitchum's on-screen love interest, Pamela Tudsbury.
Tennant was born in London. Her mother, Irina Baronova, was a Russian prima ballerina who appeared with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo; her father, Cecil Tennant, was a producer and talent agent for MCA.
Her maternal grandfather, Mikhail Baronov, was a senior officer in the Russian Navy; his wife, the former Lydia Vishniakova, was a general's daughter. Tennant has a sister, Irina, and a brother, Robert, both of whom were seriously injured in a car accident in 1967, in which their father was killed. Tennant's godfather was the actor Laurence Olivier.
After a number of roles in British and other European films, including The Ragman's Daughter and Inseminoid, she emigrated to the United States. She then appeared in the TV mini-series The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, and films such as The Handmaid's Tale and Best Seller. She starred in two films with Steve Martin, her future husband: All of Me and L.A. Story.
In 2014, she published a memoir about her mother titled Irina Baronova and The Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo, published by the University of Chicago Press. The book was presented at the Bel Air Country Club in Bel Air, Los Angeles.
Tennant's first marriage was to Peppo Vanini, a nightclub owner who owned the Xenon nightclub, in 1969 (divorced, 1976). She dated Matthew Chapman, a writer and director from in 1978 until 1982, but ended their relationship upon meeting actor–comedian Steve Martin. She married Martin in 1986, and they divorced in 1994. Since 1996, Tennant has been married to Kirk Justin Stambler, a lawyer for Warner Bros., with whom she has a daughter, Katya Irina, and a son, Nikolai.
|1972||The Ragman's Daughter||Doris Randall|
|1980||The Dogs of War||Dinner Party Guest|
|1982||Ich bin dein Killer||Annette Dorberg|
|1983||Strangers Kiss||Carol Redding / Betty|
|1984||All of Me||Terry Hoskins|
|1985||The Holcroft Covenant||Helden von Tiebolt / Helden Tennyson|
|1987||Best Seller||Roberta Gillian|
|1987||Flowers in the Attic||Corinne Dollanganger|
|1989||Fool's Mate||Alice Gordon|
|1990||The Handmaid's Tale||Aunt Lydia|
|1991||L.A. Story||Sara McDowel|
|1992||The Plague||Alicia Rieux|
|1996||Edie & Pen||Blonde with Dog|
|1998||Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy||Mary|
|2008||The Awakening of Spring||Mrs. Woodman|
|2009||Irene in Time||Eleanor Jensen|
|2010||Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic||Beatrice (voice)||Video|
|2013||Louder Than Words||Lydia Thorsby|
|2018||Alex & the List||Barbara||Filmed in 2013|
|1979||Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson||Helen Stoner||Episode: "The Case of the Speckled Band"|
|1981||La Guerre des insectes||Helen Curtiss||TV film|
|1982||Tales of the Unexpected||Bernice||Episode: "Who's Got the Lady?"|
|1983||The Winds of War||Pamela Tudsbury||TV miniseries|
|1983||Dempsey||Estelle Taylor||TV film|
|1983||Chiefs||Trish Lee||TV miniseries|
|1985||George Burns Comedy Week||Maggie||Episode: "The Funniest Guy in the World"|
|1986||Under Siege||Gloria Garry||TV film|
|1986||The Twilight Zone||Valentina||Episode: "Red Snow"|
|1986||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Bride||Episode: "Deadly Honeymoon"|
|1988||Maigret||Victoria Portman||TV film|
|1988–89||War and Remembrance||Pamela Tudsbury||12 episodes|
|1989||Voice of the Heart||Francesca Cunningham||TV film|
|1989||Act of Will||Audra||TV series|
|1994||The Man from Snowy River||Anita Hargraves||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|1997||Diagnosis: Murder||Victoria Larkin||Episode: "Deadly Games"|
|1999||Providence||Dr. Toynton||Episode: "Blind Faith"|
|2001||The Chris Isaak Show||Irene||Episode: "Dancin'"|
|2001||Sister Mary Explains It All||Bitter Divorcee||TV film|
|2004||JAG||Marta Sperling||Episode: "The Man on the Bridge"|
|2007||Scrubs||Maggie Kent||Episode: "My Scrubs"|
|2008||Monk||Ms. Benson||Episode: "Mr. Monk Paints His Masterpiece"|
|2009||The Beast||Susan Redman||Episode: "Infected"|
|2011||William & Kate||Celia||TV film|
- Staskiewicz, Keith (3 April 2013). "All of Me". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
- Benenson, Laurie Halpern (3 February 1991). "Steve Martin Targets L.A." The New York Times. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
- University of Chicago Press
- Victoria Tennant Irina Baronova and the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo, University of Chicago Press, 15 October 2014 г.
- "Blue Ribbon Book" (21 Nov 2014) The Beverly Hills Courier, Vol. 49, No. 46, p. 8
- Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television (2008)
- "Victoria Tennant Biography (1950?-)". FilmReference.com. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- "Review: ‘The Ragman’s Daughter'" (31 December 1971) Variety
- "Film Review: Inseminoid (1981)" (5 Jan 2012) HN
- "Schaffner's 'Sphinx'" (11 Feb 1981) New York Times
- "Ich Bin Dein Killer (1979)" New York Times
- "Review: 'Stranger’s Kiss'" (31 Dec 1982) Variety
- "Review: ‘All of Me'" (31 Dec 1983) Variety
- "Review: 'The Holcroft Covenant'" (31 Dec 1984) Variety
- "Review: 'Flowers in the Attic'" (31 Dec 1986) Variety
- "Review: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale'" (31 Dec 1989) Variety
- "Martin's 'L.A. Story' revels in its chaotic diversity" (12 Feb 1991) Doylestown Intelligencer, Doylestown, PA
- "Review: ‘The Plague'" (1 Sep 1992) Variety
- Rooney, David (27 May 1996) "Edie & Pen", Variety, p. 70
- Catsoulis, Jeannette (22 September 2009). "A Foray into Female Obsessions". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
- "Review: ‘Irene in Time'" (18 Jun 2009) Variety
- "Film Review: 'Pasadena'" (15 Apr 2013) Variety
- "Review: 'Snowy River: The Mcgregor Saga the Race'" (31 Aug 1993) Variety
- "H’w’d talks on tragedy" (3 Sep 1997) Variety
- "Review: 'Sister Mary Explains It All'" (24 May 2001) Variety