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Name: Barbara Bain  
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Date of Birth: 13th September 1931
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Profession: Actress
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Barbara Bain as Dr. Helena Russell, MD in Space: 1999

Barbara Bain (born 13 September 1931 in Chicago, Illinois as Millicent Fogel) is a Jewish-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. Martin 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.

Bain appeared in the Claire Danes TV series My So-Called Life until its cancellation.

Barbara Bain, Martin Landau and Catherine Schell on the set of Space: 1999 in their Costumes as Dr. Helena Russell, Commander John Koenig and Maya, ca. 1976.

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

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