Czech beauty, Olga Schoberová (also known as Olinka Bérová or Olly Schoberova) was born on March 15, 1943 in Prague, Czech Republic, which was then known as the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. She is a Czech-American actress who was actively making movies between 1963 – 1984.
During her career, she was often compared with Brigitte Bardot and Ursula Andress because of her beauty and acting talent. (Though in the post photo, she reminds me most of Sharon Stone in her role in Casino with Robert DeNiro!)
It is widely believed that in the Czech Republic, she was discovered by Czech director Oldrich Lipsky who cast her in Limonádový Joe, the movie that made her face internationally recognizable in 1964. But in fact, she appeared three years earlier as the Hezká dívka (pretty girl) in a documentary short, Václavské námestí. She was then involved in three other films before being “discovered” in Limonádový Joe.
It’s said that when she was in the United States to meet the parents of her fiancé actor Brad Harris, she was offered a seven-year contract by 20th Century-Fox, which she declined.
In the United States, she is most known for her appearance in The Vengeance of She, in which she appeared using the name Olinka Berova. We wrote a post about that with many photos some time ago, which you can view here.
She later divorces Harris and married John N. Calley, who was the Executive Vice President in charge of production at Warner Brothers in 1972. They were married for 20 years before they got a divorce. As Olga Calley, she resides in Los Angeles and travels frequently to Prague.
In total, the career of this Czech beauty included 25 films, including Czech, German, American and Italian movies.
But perhaps she was best known for her typically Czech beauty and her voluptuous physique.
Today we have a special and rare film clip of her walking around Prague…
And a short of her at home…
As well as a collection of black & white photographs of this stunning Czech beauty.
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