Catherine Schell (born 17 July 1944[1]) played Countess Scarlioni in the Doctor Who television story City of Death.

The Hungarian-born actress is best known for playing the shape-shifter Maya in the second season of Space: 1999 in the mid-1970s. Before that, she was known for her appearances in films such as On Her Majesty's Secret Service (which also featured Joanna Lumley) and The Return of the Pink Panther. Her most recent acting role (according to the Internet Movie Database) was in a 1996 episode of The Knock. In recent years, Schell and her husband have run a bed and breakfast in Europe though she still makes occasional Space: 1999-related documentary and public appearances.

She was married to actor William Marlowe from 1968-1977.

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