November 14, 1951
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Stunning & statuesque blonde dancer and actress who first set male
hearts racing as the key dancer in the sexually charged "Airotica" dance
sequence in All That Jazz (1979).
Bergman appeared then in Xanadu
(1980), before landing the role for which she is best remembered, as
the never say die female warrior/thief "Valeria" in the Hyborean Age
action of Conan the Barbarian
(1982). The nimble Bergman was a superb Valeria and her athletic figure
and dancer's grace made her a lethal force against the multitude of
sword wielding villains trying to stop her and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Her two other most notable performances were firstly as the evil Queen Gedren in another adaption of a Robert E. Howard mythological story, Red Sonja (1985), with Bergman battling another tall blonde, Brigitte Nielsen! And secondly, buddying up with ex-wrestler Roddy Piper in the weird sci-fi satire Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988), in which once again Bergman puts her fighting skills to good use and she clobbers a lot of frog creatures!
Bergman has appeared in about thirty films; however she's definitely at her best when demonstrating her athletic prowess!