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Catherine Oxenberg

Birthplace: New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Howard Oxenberg and <private> of Yugoslavia (Karadjordjević)
Wife of Casper Van Dien
Ex-wife of <private> Shapera
Mother of <private> Oxenberg; <private> Van Dien and <private> Van Dien
Sister of <private> Oxenberg
Half sister of Private User

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Immediate Family

    • <private> Oxenberg
    • <private> Shapera
    • husband
    • <private> Van Dien
    • <private> Van Dien
    • <private> of Yugoslavia (Karadjordjević)
    • <private> Oxenberg
    • <private> Evans
      ex-husband's child
    • <private> Van Dien
    • <private> Van Dien
    • Private User
      mother's ex-spouse

About Catherine Oxenberg

Aurora Karamzin a _ *b. Stjernvall ( Demidov ) (In Finland) → Pavel Pavlovich Demidov, prince of San Donato her son → Aurora Pavlovna Pavlovna Comtessa di Noghera his daughter → Prince Paul of Yugoslavia her son → Elisabeth of Yugoslavia his daughter → Catherine Oxenberg her daughter ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Catherine Oxenberg is Brooke Shields' 11th cousin! _____________________________________________________________________________________

Icy blonde actress Catherine Oxenberg is the American-born daughter of Yugoslavia's Princess Elizabeth, a descendant of the Serbian Karađorđević dynasty. She is best known for her role as Amanda Carrington, long-lost daughter of Alexis Carrington (Joan Collins), in the prime time serial Dynasty and as British secret agent Ashley Hunter-Caddington in the 1993 syndicated weekly Acapulco H.E.A.T.

Though born in New York City, Oxenberg grew up in London. She is the eldest daughter of HRH Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia and her first husband Howard Oxenberg, a Jewish dress manufacturer and close friend of the Kennedy family. Princess Elizabeth is the only daughter of Prince Paul of Yugoslavia (who served as regent for his cousin's eldest son King Peter II of Yugoslavia) and Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark. Oxenberg's maternal grandmother Princess Olga was the daughter of Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia and Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, himself the son of another Romanov grand duchess, Queen Olga Konstantinovna of the Hellenes and her Danish-born husband King George of Greece, brother of Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom and Empress Maria Fyodorovna.

Befitting her breeding and bearing, Oxenberg made her acting debut when she was cast as Diana, Princess of Wales in the 1982 TV-movie biopic Royal Romance of Charles and Diana.

Oxenberg joined the hit ABC prime time soap opera Dynasty in 1984 — then at its height of popularity — in the role of Amanda Carrington, the second daughter of Blake Carrington (John Forsythe) and Alexis Colby (Joan Collins). She left Dynasty in 1986 and the role was recast.

In 1987, she starred as Princess Elysa in the television film Roman Holiday. She also appeared in The Lair of the White Worm in 1988, and reprised the role of Diana, Princess of Wales in the TV film Charles and Diana: Unhappily Ever After in 1992. From 1993 to 1994 she starred in the short-lived series Acapulco H.E.A.T.

She was portrayed by Rachael Taylor in the 2005 telemovie Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure, a fictionalized retelling of the behind the scenes goings-on during the production of Dynasty. In 2006, Oxenberg appeared in the TV special, Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar, in which she reunited with her former Dynasty castmates to reminisce about the series.

Personal Life

Oxenberg's first marriage was to the producer Robert Evans, in Beverly Hills, California on July 12, 1998, but the marriage was annulled nine days later.

She met actor Casper Van Dien during the filming of the 1999 TV movie The Collectors, and they worked together again in the 1999 Evangelical Christian thriller The Omega Code. On May 8, 1999 they married in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2005 the couple appeared in their own reality series, I Married a Princess, which aired on the Lifetime Television channel in the United States and on LIVINGtv in the United Kingdom. During the 2006-2007 TV season, Oxenberg and Van Dien co-starred in the American drama series Watch Over Me on MyNetworkTV.

Oxenberg is the mother of India Riven Oxenberg (born June 7, 1991), whose father has never been publicly identified, and of two children with Van Dien: Maya (born September 20, 2001) and Celeste Alma (born October 3, 2003). Van Dien has two children of his own of whom he holds full custody (Casper "Cappy" Robert Mitchum Van Dien and Caroline "Gracie" Dorothy Grace Van Dien).

Oxenberg and Van Dien are celebrity ambassadors for the non-profit organization Childhelp.

Sources: The Peerage, Geneall, IMDB, Starpulse

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Catherine Oxenberg's Timeline

September 22, 1961
New York, United States