Catherine Oxenberg

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Catherine Oxenberg (born September 22, 1961) is an American actress, best known for her performance as Amanda Carrington on Dynasty and as a socialite of royal ancestry.

She was born in New York City, the eldest daughter of Howard Oxenberg (a dress manufacturer and close friend of the Kennedy family) and of his first wife H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia. Her maternal grandmother was Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark, a legendary beauty and the sister of Princess Marina, who married the Duke of Kent (uncle of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom), and also a first cousin of the Duke of Edinburgh (husband of Queen Elizabeth II).

Known as Kitty to her family, she was educated at St. Paul's School and Harvard.

Oxenberg dated John Kerry in 1989 after his first marriage ended and before he married Teresa Heinz Kerry. Her 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 then married in Las Vegas on May 8, 1999, the actor Casper Van Dien who had divorced the granddaughter of the late actor Robert Mitchum. She now has a primetime tv show, "I Married A Princess" on the Lifetime Television channel.

She is the mother of India Riven Oxenberg, (b. 7th June, 1991), whose father has never been publicly identified, and of two children with Van Dien: Maya (b. September 20, 2001) and Celeste Alma (b. October 3, 2003).

External links

Catherine Oxenberg's personal website (http://www.catherineoxenberg.com/)

I Married a Princess Homepage (http://www.lifetimetv.com/shows/princess/)de:Catherine Oxenberg

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