VICTORIA TENNANT Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Victoria Tennant                                                           
Born: 30 September 1950 London, England                                           
Victoria Tennant (born 30 September 1950) is an Anglo-American film and           
television actress.                                                               
Tennant was born in London, England to Irina Baronova, a White Russian prima     
ballerina who appeared with the Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo, and her husband,   
Cecil Tennant, an English producer and talent agent who ran MCA's talent office   
and whose clients included Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, John Gielgud and       
Michael Redgrave. Her maternal grandfather, Misha Baronov, was a senior officer   
in the Russian navy, and her maternal grandmother, the former Lydia Vishniakova, 
was a general's daughter. Laurence Olivier was Tennant's godfather. She has a     
sister, Irina, and a brother, Robert, both of whom were badly injured in the car 
accident that killed their father in 1967.                                       
She attended the Central School of Speech and Drama at the University of London. 
Tennant has been married three times. Her first husband was Peppo Vanini, a       
nightclub owner, whom she married in 1969 and divorced in 1976. Her second       
husband was the American actor and comedian Steve Martin (1986-1994); she         
starred opposite him in All of Me and LA Story. She left him for Australian       
actor Andrew Clarke and was involved with the writer-director Matthew Chapman.   
Since 1996, Tennant has been married to her third husband, Kirk Justin Stambler, 
a lawyer with Warner Bros., with whom she has two daughters: Katya and Irina.     
In addition to being a UK national and citizen, Tennant is also a naturalized     
American citizen.