Samantha Eggar on The Saint

In 1963, Samantha Eggar made her final television guest appearance, before focusing exclusively on feature films for 10 years, in an episode of The Saint. She would not make another TV guest appearance until an episode of Love Story in 1973 (she would also co-star with Yul Brynner in 1972's Anna and the King television series). From the late 1970s to the 2000s, the bulk of Samantha Eggar's screen work would be on the small screen.

In a second season episode of The Saint called 'Marcia', Samantha Eggar plays Claire Avery, an up-and-coming actress. After a more famous actress dies, Samantha Eggar's character is asked to replace the dead actress in an upcoming project. She accepts the role but then begins to receive threatening letters, prompting her to call upon Simon Templar (played by Roger Moore) to get to the bottom of things.

It's a fun episode and Samantha Eggar handles herself well throughout. As you can tell from the forthcoming images, somebody working on The Saint was apparently very fond of close-up shots. Samantha Eggar is shown frequently in tight face shots, emoting and looking lovely.

Art imitates life a bit here. In this Saint episode, Samantha Eggar portrays an up-and-coming actress with ambitions of stardom and that's pretty much what she was at the time. The next year she would begin playing larger roles in films, eventually becoming a big movie star.

Here are some images of Samantha Eggar appearing on The Saint:

Samantha Eggar and Roger Moore

Samantha Eggar and Roger Moore