Victoria Tennant is a well-known English actress. Victoria Tennant is recognized for her roles in the TV series, “The Winds of War” and “War and Remembrance”.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Victoria Tennant was born on 30th September 1950 and is currently 71 years old. Being born in London, England, she holds British citizenship. Similarly, she is a follower of Christianity. On the other hand, she was born under the sun sign of Libra.
Moving on towards her family members, she was born to Cecil Tennant and Irina Baronova. Her father happens to be a former producer and talent agent for MCA and her mother was a Russian prima ballerina who appeared with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
Similarly, talking about siblings, she has a sister named Irina and a brother named Robert. In addition, Her maternal grandfather, Mikhail Baronov, was a prominent Russian Navy officer, and his wife, Lydia Vishniakova, was a general’s daughter.
Regarding her educational status, she completed her schooling at Elmhurst Ballet School. Here, she trained in ballet for the first time. After that, she joined the Central School of Speech and Drama and also trained there for two years.
Professional Life and Career
Victoria Tennant has a long history in the theater. She got the Santa Barbara Independent’s Indie award for her performance in the Santa Barbara Theatre Company’s production of John Patrick Shanley’s play “Doubt.”; the Canon Theatre’s, and also the Napa Valley Opera House’s productions of Eve Ensler’s ‘The Vagina Monologues,’ LA Theatre Works’ production of George Bernard Shaw’s ‘The Misalliance,’ Steppenwolf in Chicago’s production of A. R. Gurney’s.
Tennant began her acting career in 1972 with the film “The Ragman’s Daughter.” In the film ‘The Dogs of War,’ she played a dinner party guest (1980). ‘Inseminoid,’ a British-Hong Kong horror thriller, and ‘Sphinx,’ her debut American picture, were both released in 1981. She then went on to play Helen Curtiss in the French telefilm “La Guerre des Insectes”.
After this, she played Annette Dorberg in the German feature film “Ich am dein Killer” (1982). In 1982, she appeared as a guest star in a season five episode of Roald Dahl’s ‘Tales of the Unexpected.’ In the ABC miniseries ‘The Winds of War,’ she plays Pamela Tudsbury (1983). Likewise, she received her first Emmy nomination for the project, which was based on Herman Wouk’s book of the same name. She received another Emmy nomination for the film’s sequel, ‘War and Remembrance,’ in which she reprised her role.
She played Carol Redding, a 1950s B-movie actress, in Matthew Chapman’s offbeat drama film ‘Strangers Kiss’ (1983). In Volker Schlöndorff’s 1990 film “The Handmaid’s Tale,” she appeared alongside Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Aidan Quinn, and Elizabeth McGovern.
Harold Pinter wrote the screenplay for the film, which was based on a novel by Margaret Atwood. In films such as ‘All of Me’ (1984) and ‘L.A. The story,’ she collaborated alongside her husband Steve Martin (1991). She was cast as Anita Hargraves in the Australian drama series ‘Snowy River: The McGregor Saga’ in 1994.
Tennant wrote a biography on her mother, ‘Irina Baronova and the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo,’ in 2014 through the University of Chicago Press.
The early British actress has certainly earned a massive deal of wealth throughout her career. Similarly, she also enjoys a generous lifestyle. As of now, she has an estimated net worth of $10 million US dollars.
In 1969, Tennant married Peppo Vanini, a nightclub owner who ran the Xenon nightclub (divorced, 1976). From 1978 until 1982, she dated writer and director Matthew Chapman, but the relationship ended when she met actor and comedian Steve Martin. Martin was her husband from 1986 until 1994, and they divorced in 1994. She has been married to Warner Bros. lawyer Kirk Justin Stambler since 1996, and they have a daughter, Katya, and a son, Nikolai.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Being an actress, she is surely conscious about her body. Likewise, Victoria Tennant stands tall at 5 feet 6 inches and weighs 57 kg. Her body measurements (chest-waist-hips) are 42-34-40 respectively. Additionally, she has dark shading hair with a pair of dark black eyes.
Moving on, she isn’t active on any of the social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.