Brenda Benet

Brenda Benet
1945 - 1982

Brenda Benet  American Actress

Brenda Benet passed away on 7th Apr 1982 aged 36. Her last relationship was when Brenda Benet and Tammy Bruce were dating for 3 years before Brenda Benet died aged 36.


Brenda Benet was previously married to Bill Bixby (1969 - 1979) and Paul Petersen (1966 - 1970).

She was also in relationships with Tammy Bruce (1979 - 1982) and Aron Kincaid ( - present).

Brenda Benet had a son named Christopher, age 42.


Brenda Benet is a 36 year old American Actress. Born Brenda Ann Nelson on 16th August, 1945 in Hollywood, California, USA, she is famous for Days of our Lives in a career that spans 1964–1982. Her zodiac sign is Leo.

Brenda Benet is a member of the following lists: Suicides by firearm in Los Angeles County, California, Actresses who committed suicide and Actresses from Los Angeles, California.


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Confirmed Relationships4
Longest Relationship10 yrs, 2 mths
Shortest Relationship3 yrs, 3 mths
Average Relationship Length4 yrs, 3 mths
First Name Brenda
Middle Name Ann
Last Name Benet
Maiden Name Nelson
Full Name at Birth Brenda Ann Nelson
Alternative Name Brenda Ann Petersen, Brenda Ann Bixby
Age 36 (age at death) years
Birthday 16th August, 1945
Birthplace Hollywood, California, USA
Died 7th April, 1982
Place of Death West Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound
Height 5' 3" (160 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Distinctive Feature Gorgeous, thick, black hair, big alluring eyes, great figure
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Bisexual
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University University of California, Los Angeles
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Days of our Lives
Year(s) Active 1964–1982
Official Websites
Family Member Chris Bixby (son)
Associated People Confidante And Lover In The Year After Her Son's Tragic Death)

Brenda Benet (August 14, 1945 – April 7, 1982) was an American television and film actress. Benet was best known for her roles on the soap operas The Young Marrieds and Days of Our Lives.

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Brenda Benet36 LeoActress
Tammy Bruce54 LeoWriter
Bill Bixby59 AquariusActor
Paul Petersen71 VirgoActor
Aron Kincaid70 GeminiActor


ChristopherMale25th September, 197442 years old


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The Incredible Hulk1978Annie CaplanTV Show
Carter Country1977NatalyaTV Show
Fantasy Island1977Ginny WinthropTV Show
The Love Boat1977Maureen MitchellTV Show
Spencer's Pilots1976Marie Delagar, Marie del GardoTV Show
Wonder Woman1975MorganaTV Show
Walking Tall1973Luan Paxton (as Brenda Benét)Movie
The Horror at 37,000 Feet1973Sally (as Brenda Benét)TV Movie
The Magician1973Joanna MarshTV Show
Search1972Carol LescoTV Show
Wednesday Night Out1972TV Movie
The Most Deadly Game1970MindyTV Show
Paris 70001970TV Show
Love, American Style1969TV Show
The Courtship of Eddie's Father1969BrendaTV Show
To Rome with Love1969TinaTV Show
Where the Heart Is1969Sally Moore (1969)TV Show
It Takes a Thief1968Angela Peters, NicoleTV Show
Mannix1967Edie, Helen ParishTV Show
The High Chaparral1967Anita de Santiago y AmistadTV Show
Track of Thunder1967Shelly NewmanMovie
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.1966GizelleTV Show
The Green Hornet1966GirlTV Show
Iron Horse1966Kitty ClayborneTV Show
Beach Ball1965SamanthaMovie
Harum Scarum1965EmeraldMovie
Days of Our Lives1965Lee DuMonde Carmichael WilliamsTV Show
Hogan's Heroes1965Janine Robinet, Marie BizetTV Show
I Dream of Jeannie1965EleanorTV Show
The F.B.I.1965AgnesTV Show
Daniel Boone1964Princess Little FawnTV Show
Wendy and Me1964ShamirTV Show
The Young Marrieds1964Jill McComb #2 (1965-1966)TV Show
McHale's Navy1962KaremaTV Show
The Virginian1962Susan MastersTV Show
My Three Sons1960Maureen Morgan, ElyseTV Show
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EMMAthesurvivorDec 18, 2011

Brenda Benet was a very talented actress.

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