Catherine Schell, The Bond Girl Who Became Maya On 'Space: 1999'

By Linda Speckhals
Source: (IMDb).

Catherine Schell is the daughter of a Hungarian diplomat, Paul Schell von Bauschlott and a countess, Katharina Maria Etelka Georgina Elisabeth Teleki de Szék. She was born in Hungary in 1944, and as World War II began, the Nazis confiscated her parents’ estates. They lived in poverty until 1948 and fled Hungary, and found asylum in Austria, until emigrating to America in 1950; Schell’s father became an American citizen after giving up his title as a baron.