Victoria Tennant

Victoria Tennant (born 30 September 1950) is an Anglo-American film and television actress.

Tennant was born in London, England. Her mother, Irina Baronova, was a Russian-born prima ballerina who appeared with the Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo, and her father, Cecil Tennant, was 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.[1] 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 four times. Her third husband was Steve Martin (1986–1994); she starred opposite him in All of Me and LA Story. Since 1996, Tennant has been married to Kirk Justin Stambler, a lawyer with Warner Bros., with whom she has a daughter and a son: Katya and Nicky.[2] She is distantly related to silent film actress Barbara Tennant (1892–1982).

In addition to being a UK national and citizen, Tennant is also a naturalized American citizen

Victoria Tennant

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