Barbara Gordon


For the first several decades of her career, which commenced in the early '70s, actress Barbara Gordon essayed a string of roles in her native Canada -- typically supporting parts in theatrical programmers. These included such outings as Christina (1974), Wild Horse Hank (1979), and If You Could See What I Hear (1982). She ascended to much higher billing (and worked on a film of greater prestige and critical merit) with her turn as Danuta in David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers (1988), and from the early '90s onward placed a greater emphasis on Hollywood work, usually in long form. Memorable examples include a characterization as the late Audra Lindley in Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three's Company (2003) and Jenny Francom in the telemovie The Elizabeth Smart Story, about the abduction and rescue of young Smart. In 2007, Gordon played Nana in the supernatural horror picture Skinwalkers, about a young boy (Matthew Knight) endangered by two packs of ravenous werewolves.