Katherine Woodville who was born in London on December 4, 1938 passed away on 5 June 2013 aged 74 in Portland, Oregon. A stalwart of British TV in the sixties especially for ITC, she appeared in The Saint, Ghost Squad and The Avengers . She was married to the latter show's star Patrick Macnee from 1965 to 1969, and then to actor Edward Albert (son of Eddie Albert) from 1978 until his death in 2006. She was the mother of poet and song-writer Thaïs "Tai" Carmen Wagner.
Katherine was also known as Catherine Woodville and Kate Woodville and moved to the USA in 1967 where she continued her television career making appearances on Mission: Impossible, Mannix, Days of our Lives, The Rockford Files, Wonder Woman and Eight is Enough. In the original Star Trek series, she played Natira in the episode "For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" (1968).
Woodville’s career started at the age of 16 when she appeared in a touring production of TS Eliot’s masterpiece Murder in the Cathedral. Her first major television role came in 1960, when she played Helena Landless, an orphan brought from Ceylon to be educated in Britain, in an adaptation of Dickens’ last and unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Television clearly kept her busy in the 1960s and in an adaptation of Sartre’s In Camera, she played opposite Harold Pinter, who began his career as an actor. She retired from acting at the end of the 1970s and started a business breeding and training horses.