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Barbara Bain

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Barbara Bain as Dr. Helena Russell, MD in Space: 1999
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Barbara Bain (born 13 September, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois as Millicent Fogel) is an American actress.

Bain graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. She went to New York City where she was a dancer and high fashion model. Bain studied with Martha Graham, thus cementing her interest in dancing. After attending Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio, she changed careers to acting.

In 1957, she married actor Martin Landau, with whom she would later star on television. The couple have two children, actress Juliet Landau and film producer Susan Bain Landau Finch. Landau and Bain divorced in 1993.

Bain is best known for her role in the television series Mission Impossible. In the role of Cinnamon Carter (1966 - 1969), she won three consecutive Emmies for Best Dramatic Actress. Landau also starred in the series. Later, she starred opposite Landau again in the science fiction television series, Space: 1999 (1975 - 1977), as Dr. Helena Russell.

Since then, Bain has worked to further the cause of many charities, including literacy.

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