Born February 1, 1942 in Vienna, Austria
Bibi Besch was born in Vienna, Austria, to race car driver Gotfrid Köchert and actress Gusti Huber. She was a very busy supporting actress who had worked in television for over twenty years before being nominated for an Emmy Award as a supporting actress for Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992) and another in 1993 for a guest appearance on Northern Exposure (1990). A veteran of dozens of television movies from 1976 to 1995, Besch also appeared in several feature films, most notably as Dr. Carol Marcus in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). Other notable feature film roles were in Steel Magnolias (1989), Tremors (1990) and Who's That Girl (1987). Her stage work included the plays "Fame," "The Chinese Prime Minister," "Here Lies Jeremy Troy" and "Once for the Asking." Other television credits include guest roles on popular network shows such as ER (1994) and Murder, She Wrote (1984). Besch's television series and miniseries roles ranged from the soap opera Somerset (1970) to Backstairs at the White House (1979) to The Hamptons (1983). Bibi Besch died of breast cancer at age 54 on September 7, 1996.