Cassandra Harris; TV, Movie Actress
Cassandra Harris, movie and TV actress, died Saturday at USC Cancer Center after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 39.
Miss Harris was a native of Australia acclaimed for her beauty. She was included in Lord Patrick Lichfield’s book “The World’s Most Beautiful Women” and also appeared on the cover of British Vogue in addition to several other magazines.
She probably was best known to film audiences as Countess Lisl in the James Bond film, “For Your Eyes Only.”
The wife of Irish actor Pierce Brosnan, she had a recurring role as con-artist Felicia in her husband’s popular television series, “Remington Steele.”
Miss Harris began her acting career as a child in Sydney, and at 16 won a scholarship to Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art. She eventually won Australia’s Best Actress Award and moved to England to appear in that country’s National Theatre.
In addition to her work on the British stage, she starred in such British television productions as “All Out at Kangaroo Valley” and the “Dick Barton” and “The Boy Merlin” series.
In addition to her husband, Miss Harris is survived by their three children, Charlotte, 19; Christopher, 18, and Sean William, 7.