Catherine Oxenberg Biography
Catherines sister is the novelist Christina Oxenberg. She also has a half-brother from her mothers second marriage named Nicholas Balfour. Catherine speaks fluently in French and Spanish. She has graduated from St. Pauls Girls School in Hammersmith, London in 1979. She also studied in Harvard University and later transferred to Columbia University and took up psychology, philosophy and mythology.
Catherine Oxenbergs debut as a model was for the covers of Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Interview Magazines. Richard Burton was her first acting coach and film debut was for Ken Russells Lair of the White Worm. Afterwards, she starred in Bony and Ring of Scorpion for BBC and Paramount. Catherine also played the role as Princes Diana in Charles and Diana; A Palace Divided.
Besides doing movies, Catherine Oxenberg also did TV series such as Treacherous Beauties and Acapulco Heat. Some of her movies were Boys Will Be Boys, Arthurs Quest, Time Served, The Collectors and Catch Me If You Can. In 1999 Catherine starred in The Omega Code which became the highest grossing independent film of the year. Then after, she filmed Sanctimony, The Flying Dutchman and the Premonition. Her latest was I Married A Princess, a TV series which began to air in April of 2005.
Catherine Oxenbergs marriage with first husband Robert Evans only lasted for 10 days. On May 8, 1999 she married Casper Van Dien. For an engagement ring, Casper gave Catherine an 8.3 carat diamond ring with 92 yellow diamonds around the band. Two daughters were born to them namely; Maya Van Dien born September 20, 2001 and Celeste Van Dien born October 3, 2003. Before these children were born, she had her first child on June 7, 1991 whom she named India Oxenberg in Los Angeles, California to an unknown father.
Catherine Oxenberg is a strong and passionate woman. She has the advocacy to improve the living conditions of women in suppressive cultures. Few of her good friends are Olivia Hussey and Brooke Langton. Catherines best friend is Marci Shimoff. In January, 2005 with Rev. Diane Van Dien (Caspers mother), Catherine and Casper renewed their vows.