Alexandra Isles

Countess Alexandra Moltke or Alexandra M. Isles (born February 11, 1947) in Uppsala Sweden is an actress and documentary filmmaker.

She is best known for her role as the original Victoria Winters from 1966–68 on the cult TV serial Dark Shadows, which aired on American Broadcasting Company TV from 1966-1971.

Isles was born in Uppsala, Sweden to Mab Wilson Wright and Count Carl Adam Moltke. In 1967 she married Philip Isles and left the series in 1968 because of pregnancy, and in 1969 gave birth to a son, Adam. During the early 1980s, she was subpoenaed as an unwilling witness in the attempted murder trial of her one-time lover Claus von Bülow. In 1985 Alexandra Isles began work at the Museum of Television & Radio where she became a curator specializing in arts, drama and children's programming. In 1991, a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities launched her on a career as a producer and director of the award-winning documentaries: The Power of Conscience: The Danish Resistance and Rescue of the Jews (1995); Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist (1999); Porraimos: Europe's Gypsies in the Holocaust (2002); The Healing Gardens of New York (2006). Her films have been seen at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington, DC), Museum of Modern Art (NY), numerous film festivals including the Human Rights Watch and Margaret Mead Film Festivals, and all have aired on PBS.

She was seen on Dark Shadows Reunion for the 35th Anniversary Celebration. This was her first public Dark Shadows appearance since leaving the show in 1968, although Dan Curtis had been trying to persuade to get her to return to the show before it was canceled in 1971.

Isles is currently married to Alfred Jaretzki III.


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