Bibi Besch Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 29 Jun, 2019
Facts of Bibi Besch
Date of Birth: 1942 , February-1
Date of Death: 1996 , September-7
Age: 79 years old
Birth Nation: Austria
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Bibi Besch
Birth Name Bibiana Maria Kochert
Father Gotfrid Kochert
Mother Gusti Huber
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, California, USA
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Net Worth $29 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Face Color Fair
Married Yes
Married to Donald B. Mathis
Children Samantha Mathis
Divorce Yes
Education Horace Greeley High School
Movies Betsy's Wedding, Victory at Entebbe, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, The Pack, Tremors,
TV Show Street Hawk, The Edge of Night, The Secret Storm, Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
Siblings Christina Besch, Drea Besch, Andrew Besch
Died Yes
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Bibi Besch was an Austrian-American actress known for her stage as well as film and TV roles. She was best known for her role Dr. Carol Marcus in the movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Similarly, she was also popular for her performances in Who's That GirlSteel Magnolias, Tremors and many more.

Early Life, Bio & Education of Bibi Besch

Bibi Besch was born as Bibiana Maria Köchert on February 1, 1942, in Vienna, Austria under the birth sign Aquarius. Bibi was the younger daughter of theater actress Gusti Huber and an Austrian racing driver Gotfrid Kochert.

Her parents divorced when she was a child and her mother married Joseph Besch in 1946. She took her stepfather's last name. Besch spent her early life with her elder sister Christiana Barbara Kochert and half-sisters Drea and Andre.

Besch completed her graduation from Horace Greely High School in 1959. Later, she went to the Connecticut College for Women but she dropped out and moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting.

Bibi Besch's Professional Career 

Bibi Besch started her career in 1976, playing the role of a German Woman in the TV film Victory at Entebbe. After that, she appeared in the horror movie The Pack.

Similarly, she worked in the crime drama film Hardcore. Moreover, the actress also worked in some other movies such as The Promise, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Who's That Girl,  Tremors, Betsy's Wedding, and My Family that took her to the stardom.

In her active years, she shared her screen with the actors like Rex SmithPaul WinfieldStephen CollinsAlan AldaSam ShepardBarbara Cason, and many more. Besch was the prominent part of the series like Streer Hawk, The Edge of Night, The Secret Storm, Dallas, Backstairs at the White House, Date with an Angel, and others.

Bibi Besch's Net Worth 

Bibi Besch had a net worth of $29 million at the time of her death. She earned a huge amount of salary and collected a massive fortune from her career that spanned for over two decades.

The major sources of her earnings were her films and TV series. Besides that, she also earned some part of her fortune from her endorsements deals, advertisements, and commercials.

Bibi Besch's Personal Life 

The actress Bibi Besch married her husband Donald B. Mathis in 1965, however, the exact date and the details of her wedding ceremony was not available.

CAPTION: Bibi Besch and her daughter Samantha Mathis SOURCE: i.pinimg

The couple shared a daughter Samantha Mathis together. After 8 years of their marriage, Bibi divorced her husband in 1973

Bibi Besch's Death 

The gem of the Hollywood, Bibi Besch died at Daniel Freeman Hospital in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 7, 1996. She died from complications due to breast cancer. She was just 54 years old at the time of her death.

Age, Height, And Other Facts

  • Age: Bibi was 54 years of age when she died in September 1996.
  • Height: She was 5 feet 5 inches or 165 cm tall.
  • She was the very first cast member of Steel Magnolias to die just after 7 years of movie's release. 
  • The actor River Phoenix was the boyfriend of her daughter Samantha.

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