Nancy Kovack Biography, Movies, Age, Husband, Photos, Children, Height

Nancy Kovack Biography: Movies, Age, Husband, Photos, Children, Height

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Nancy Kovack (born 11 March 1935) is a renowned actress and TV personality. She is a practicing Christian. She made her first appearance on television with TV serials. 

She completed her high school education at a nearby high school and her college degree at the University of Michigan. 

Nancy Kovack eventually began dancing and made her acting debut in television and movies because she had always wanted to pursue an acting profession.

Nancy Kovack
Nancy Kovack: History ‧ Bio ‧ Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Nancy Kovack
Stage Name: Nancy Mehta
Born: 11 March 1935 (age 88 years old)
Place of Birth: Flint, Michigan, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.74 m
Parents: Michael A. Kovack
Siblings: N/A
Husband • Spouse: Zubin Mehta (m. 1969)
Boyfriend • Partner: William Shatner (1968-1969), Peter Romano (1961), Cary Grant (1960), Brad Dexter (1968)
Children: Ori Mehta, Alexandra Mehta
Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth: $300,000

Early Life & Education

Nancy Kovack is a retired American actress born on March 11, 1935, in Flint, Michigan, in the United States. She is the daughter of Michael A. Kovack, a Flint, Michigan resident. Her father oversaw a facility for General Motors. 

Nancy Kovack, a Flint, Michigan native, attended the University of Michigan at age 15, became a radio DJ at age 16, graduated from college at 19, and held eight beauty pageants before age 20.


After working as a model, Nancy Kovack was cast as one of Jackie Gleason‘s Glee Girls. Sheila Sommers, Samantha Stephens‘ adversary and Darrin Stephens‘ ex-girlfriend, and Italian client Clio Vanita are among the characters she has appeared in on several television shows, including Bewitched (3 episodes), Batman (episodes 5 and 6), I Dream of Jeannie, Get Smart, Perry Mason, 12 O’Clock High, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Invaders (episode “She made a significant appearance as a Native American medicine lady and femme fatale in “A Private Little War,” one of the first Star Trek episodes (1968).

For a role on Mannix, she was nominated in 1969 for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. She hosted the game show Beat the Clock and made cameos on other shows.

Nancy Kovack gained jobs in Hollywood films as her reputation grew, most notably as the high priestess Medea in Jason and the Argonauts (1963). Along with Kirk Douglas and Kim Novak, she appeared in Strangers When We Meet (1960), Diary of a Madman (1963), The Outlaws Is Coming (1965), Sylvia (1965), The Great Sioux Massacre (1965), The Silencers (1966), Tarzan and the Valley of Gold (1966), Mike Henry‘s Tarzan and the Valley of Gold, Frankie, and Johnny (1966), Elvis Presley‘s Frankie and Johnny (1966), and Carl Reiner (1967).

Nancy Kovack made her Broadway debut in The Disenchanted. She portrayed the murder victim in the TV movie/series pilot Ellery Queen and is credited as Nancy Mehta (also known as Too Many Suspects, 1975). Marooned, a science fiction drama starring Gregory Peck and Gene Hackman, was her final acting project.

In addition to acting in American productions, Nancy Kovack acted in three Iranian movies.


  • Strangers When We Meet (1960) – Marcia
  • Cry for Happy (1961) – Camille Cameron
  • The Wild Westerners (1962) – Rose Sharon
  • Diary of a Madman (1963) – Odette Mallotte
  • Jason and the Argonauts (1963) – Medea
  • Bewitched (TV Series, 1964) – Sheila Sommers
  • The Outlaws Is Coming (1965) – Annie Oakley
  • Sylvia (1965) – Big Shirley
  • Honey West (TV series) The Gray Lady (1965) – Nicole
  • The Great Sioux Massacre (1965) – Libbie Custer
  • The Silencers (1966) – Barbara
  • Frankie and Johnny (1966) – Nellie Bly
  • Tarzan and the Valley of Gold (1966) – Sophia Renault
  • Diamond 33 (1966)
  • Batman Episodes 5 and 6 (1966) – Queenie
  • Town’s Hero (1967)
  • Enter Laughing (1967) – Linda, aka Miss B
  • Shab-e-fereshtegan, aka Night of the Angels (1968)

Personal Life

Nancy Kovack, a vivacious and enchanting Hollywood starlet, has undoubtedly charmed her way into the hearts of some of the entertainment industry’s most illustrious gentlemen. The stunning actress has enjoyed romantic relationships with several notable figures, including the legendary William Shatner, whom she courted for a year from 1968 to 1969. Her irresistible allure also captivated Peter Romano in 1961 and the charismatic Cary Grant in 1960, who were fortunate enough to bask in her radiance.

While her dalliances with the gentlemen mentioned above have been widely publicized, her encounter with the dashing Brad Dexter in 1968 has been largely overshadowed. Nonetheless, it is worth noting that her magnetism left a lasting impression on the charming actor, even in a brief liaison.

Zubin Mehta, an accomplished Indian conductor who made his mark as the music manager of the Los Angeles Philharmonic before ascending to the helm of the New York Philharmonic, entered into holy matrimony with the stunning Nancy Kovack, an American actress of remarkable talent.

Sadly, after her illustrious career came to a close, the effervescent Nancy Kovack found herself embroiled in a bitter legal battle with Susan McDougal, citing egregious acts of misappropriation. In a bold move, all twelve of her allegations against Susan McDougal were brought to trial in 1998, with justice ultimately prevailing in this contentious matter.

It’s a sobering reminder that even the brightest stars can be at the mercy of those with nefarious intentions. Nevertheless, Nancy Kovack‘s unwavering spirit and commitment to seeing justice served truly inspire us all.

It’s worth noting that the fruit of Zubin Mehta and Nancy Kovack‘s union came in the form of two beautiful children, Ori Mehta, and Alexandra Mehta. Indeed, their love story not only attests to their professional prowess but also bears witness to the timeless beauty of family bonds and the unbreakable connection that exists between parents and their offspring.

Net Worth

Nancy Kovack has a $300,000 net worth, according to estimates. He drew her wealth from her lucrative work as a film and television producer.

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