It's FAB FRIDAY!
What could be more fabulous than the European loveliness of one Catherine Schell.
You knew it was coming. After the tribute to Gabrielle Drake and Wanda Ventham from UFO and one for Barbara Bain of Space:1999 you knew an homage to the stunningly beautiful Catherine Schell [1944-present] couldn't be far behind. Schell may be the only woman who could possibly pull off sexy in sideburns as Maya from the wonderful world of Gerry Anderson's Space:1999.
Schell managed to be smart, sexy and wear a Moonbase Alpha uniform that still highlighted some of the most incredible legs in the known and unknown universe that simply would not quit. Outstanding!
Schell was born in Budapest, Hungary as Katherina Freiin Schell von Bauchlott. Schell has appeared in a number of productions including James Bond 007's On Her Majesty's Secret Service  and Moon Zero Two  the same year. Schell starred opposite Peter Sellers in The Return Of The Pink Panther . She became part of the Doctor Who universe [or Whoniverse] when she appeared in the Fourth Doctor entry, City Of Death , opposite the incomparable Tom Baker.
Schell has appeared in a number of other projects and even opened a guest house in France for a short period years later.
Before becoming a regular for the second year of Space:1999, Schell guest starred in Year One's Guardian Of Piri [click here for greater detail]. One thing is certain, Schell will always reside in the hearts of Space:1999 fans and be remembered as the shape-shifting and extraordinarily beautiful Maya from Space:1999, Year Two.