Who is Sandahl Bergman?

Sandahl Bergman was born on 14 November 1951 under the zodiac sign of Scorpio, in Kansas City, Missouri USA. She’s a 70-year-old former actress, probably still best recognized for landing the role of Valeria in the epic sword and sorcery film “Conan The Barbarian” (1982), playing the title role in the post-apocalyptic film “She” (1985), and featuring as Gloria Freedman in the mystery thriller film “Raw Nerve” (1991).

How rich is she, as of now? Sandahl Bergman Net Worth

As of mid-2021, Sandahl Bergman’s net worth is estimated at over $4 million, acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment as a professional actress.

She worked on more than 40 television and film acting credits during the time her career was active from 1970 until 2009.

Early Life, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background

Sandahl Bergman spent her early years in her hometown of Kansas City, where she was raised by her parents; however, there is no information about their names and professions, and it’s also unknown whether she has siblings or is an only child. She holds American nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. Regarding her education, Sandahl matriculated from Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas.

Career on Stage

Sandahl Bergman started pursuing her professional acting career in her 20s, when she moved to New York City and began by performing in various Broadway productions. She there caught the attention of renowned Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Fosse, who invited her to be a replacement dancer in Stephen Schwartz’s musical “Pippin”. She then appeared as a secondary lead in the stage version of the Academy Award-winning 1958 romantic musical comedy film “Gigi” in 1973. She later performed in the musical “Mack & Mabel”, and featured as Judy in the musical “A Chorus Line”. In 1978, Sandahl was cast in the critically acclaimed dance concert/musical “Dancin’”, which was directed and choreographed by Fosse.

Sandahl Bergman

Career on Film and TV

Sandahl Bergman’s debut TV appearance came when she joined the cast of the NBC variety comedy show “The Dean Martin Comedy World”, in which she starred in the supporting role of a golddigger from 1970 to 1973, appearing in more than 40 episodes. It was followed by her portrayal of a blond jogger in the 1978 made-for-TV comedy film “How To Pick Up Girls!”, broadcast on the ABC Network. She made her debut feature film appearance in the following year, when she played a principal dancer in Bob Fosse’s musical drama film “All That Jazz”, after which she featured as one of the nine immortal Muses in the musical fantasy film “Xanadu” (1980), alongside Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly and Michael Beck.

Rise to Stardom

Sandahl Bergman’s most prominent role came in 1982 with her portrayal of Valeria in the epic sword and sorcery film “Conan The Barbarian”, opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, co-written by Oliver Stone and directed by John Milius. The film became a cult classic and gained her worldwide recognition, and for her performance she received the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress, as well as the Saturn Award for Best Actress.

Two years later, she took the title role in the post-apocalyptic film “She”, directed by Avi Nesher and based on the novel “She: A History Of Adventure” by H. Rider Haggard.

In the same year, she was also cast as Nadine Cawley in the made-for-TV sports comedy film “Getting Physical”, next to Alexandra Paul and David Naughton, and Chandra in another made-for-TV comedy film, entitled “The Ferret”. It was followed by her appearance as Queen Gedren in the 1985 epic sword and sorcery film “Red Sonja”, directed by Richard Fleischer, however, the film bombed at the box office, and she received a Razzie Award nomination for Worst Supporting Actress.

Continued Success

Thereafter, Sandahl Bergman appeared in a series of low-budget films. In 1986, she landed the role of Wanda Polanski in the comedy film “Stewardess School”, after which she played Samira in the sci-fi action film “Programmed To Kill” in 1987.

It was followed by her portrayals of Spangle in another sci-fi action film, entitled “Hell Comes To Frogtown”, alongside professional wrestler Roddy Piper and Cec Verrell, and as Harlow Divine in the drama film “Kandyland”, directed by Robert Allen Schnitzer, both in 1988.

Sandahl then guest-starred in such TV series as “Dirty Dancing”, “Hard Time On Planet Earth”, and “Freddy’s Nightmares”, among many others, before in 1991 being cast as Gloria Freedman in the mystery thriller film “Raw Nerve”, opposite Glenn Ford, after which she had such roles as Nurse Henninger in the made-for-TV thriller film “In The Arms Of A Killer”, and Lulu in the romantic comedy film “Loving Lulu”, both in 1992.

Further Work

In 1994, Sandahl Bergman starred in the roles of Lilly Miller in the action thriller film “Lipstick Camera”, co-written and directed by Mike Bonifer, and as Peggy Hansen in the erotic thriller film “Possessed By The Night”, directed by Fred Olen Ray. Later that year, she was cast as Sharon Reed in the horror film “Inner Sanctum II”, and as Marla Miles in the action thriller film “Night Of The Archer”. It was followed by her portrayals of Marion Cassera in the 1995 slasher film “Ice Cream Man”, next to Clint Howard and Olivia Hussey, and Virginia in the 1997 fantasy horror-thriller film “Sorceress II: The Temptress”. She then appeared in the lead role of Rachael in the action sci-fi film “The P.A.C.K.”, also in 1997, and featured as Helen in the action film “The Assault” in 1998.

Her most recent work was in 2003, when she played a dancer in the film version of the musical “The Singing Detective”, alongside Robert Downey Jr., Adrien Brody, and Katie Holmes.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Sandahl Bergman has short blonde-dyed hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 6ft  (1.83m), her weight is around 146lbs (66kgs), with vital statistics of 33-25-33, bra size 38B, dress size 8 (US), shoe size 9 (US).

Personal Life

Sandahl Bergman was married to famous American actor Josh Taylor, known for his work on “Days Of Our Lives”, “Beverly Hills, 90210”, and “The Hogan Family”. Little is known about their romance and married life, except for the fact that they welcomed a son together whose name is Joshua Taylor. Moreover, she was reportedly romantically involved with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Charlie Rose back in the 1980s. It’s believed that the former actress is single as of late 2021.

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