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Catherine Oxenberg was Dynasty before Dynasty.

Discussion in 'Dynasty' started by Alexis, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. Alexis

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    I have just been doing a bit of reading about Catherine. I knew she was the daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia and so already had that European glamour thing going on. I didn't know how fabulous her mother was. Look at her here in what seems like the mid to late 1960s. Straight out of an episode of DYNASTY 69. She would give Joan Collins' Alexis, and Elizabeth Taylor's Lady Countess Banana Hammock Fauntleroy a run for their money any day.
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    And speaking of Elizabeth Taylor, look who Catherine's mother was engaged to in the 1970s. None other than Richard Burton. Catherine Oxenberg had fabulous European royalty and stunt casting in her own life when she was but 12 years old.

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    Art imitating life I guess.
     
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    On the last picture her mum looks a little "Sabel-ish" :D
     
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    Richard Burton could have played Hugh Bedford (Rosalind Bedford 's husband).

    Catherine is SOOOO cute in this picture !
     
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    I was thinking Maria Callas, whom Stephanie Beacham played on stage - and to whom she bore a strong resemblance. In the other photos I'm reminded of Dana Wynter and Barbara Parkins.
     
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    Let's not forget her parents had a Dynasty-like divorce in its nastiness, and Oxenberg had said that the scenes of Alexis and Blake fighting over her in season 6 brought some bad memories of her childhood.

    Oxenberg was a big reason of why S5 seemed better than 4B to me. I mean, in one of these usual Dynasty strikes of gold, they hire an actual (exiled) princess to play the Carrington heiress who will marry a prince.
    But you know, maybe she wasn't that special. Maybe some stepford blonde lookalike named Cellini can be just as amazing. Right producers?
     
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    She really was perfect for the part of Amanda Carrington. :)
    And yes I knew her mom used to be engaged to Richard Burton. It was in between his two marriages to Elizabeth Taylor. So I guess in 1974 or 1975.
     
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    John Forsythe in the 2006 Reunion: "Catherine Oxenberg was DYNASTY's Princess."
     
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