Barbara Anderson in Mission: Impossible (1966)

Barbara Anderson

Born: 1945-11-27


Barbara Anderson

Won an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy for her work on Ironside in 1968.

Left her role as 'Eve Whitfield' on "Ironside" to get married and then take the role of 'Mimi Davis' on "Mission Impossible."

From a Fall, 1969 cast bio press release for "Ironside":


Officer Eve Whitfield in 'Ironside'

Thursdays, NBC Television Network

(In Color, 8:30-9.30 p.m. NYT)

Emmy-Award winning actress

Barbara Anderson's convincing portrayal of a sophisticated society girl, raised in the lap of luxury, is testimony to her skill at make-believe.

In real life, Brooklyn-born Barbara was the child of a Navy enlisted man and his wife. Her childhood, spent chiefly in Texas and Tennessee, was far from luxurious and she associates the time between dropping out of Memphis State University to pursue her career and her signing by Universal Studios more with peanut butter sandwiches than with caviar.

While still in school in Memphis, Barbara was voted "Miss Memphis" and missed by a half-vote being selected as "Miss Tennessee" for the "Miss America" contest. More meaningful in her eyes were the months she spent in experimental theater groups such as the Front Street Repertory Theater. Barbara decided to try California as the starting point for her professional career. She held dozens of temporary daytime jobs to pay her living expenses, working at night with the Los Angeles Art Theater.

In a Los Angeles production of "The Rattle of a Simple Man," Barbara's performance as Cyrenne drew the attention of a major talent agency which arranged her contract with Universal Studios. Guest appearances on "The Virginian," "The Road West," and "Star Trek" preceded her casting as Officer Eve Whitfield in "Ironside." In her first season on the series she won an Emmy for "Best Supporting Actress."


Season 7

WatchedS07E19: Speed
Aired: Fri, 1973-02-16
Sam Hibbing, a major Syndicate drug dealer, stole three tons of amphetamines from a chemical plant and hit the stash in a secret location - the IMF must get it before he sells it. The IMF replaces Hibbert's drug-addicted daug...
WatchedS07E10: Ultimatum
Aired: Sat, 1972-11-18
The IMF must trick a man seeking ultimate power through the threat of a nuclear explosion into calling off his threat.
WatchedS07E09: Hit
Aired: Sat, 1972-11-11
The IMF needs to get proof that Syndicate chief Sam Dexter murdered his girlfriend Vicki - Dexter is currently in prison on tax evasion and his unknown partner, The General, continues to extort millions. Jim the prosecutor pr...
WatchedS07E08: Movie
Aired: Sat, 1972-11-04
The IMF stage a movie in order to provoke the Syndicate's operation's man.
WatchedS07E06: Cocaine
Aired: Sat, 1972-10-21
Carl Reid, a Syndicate cocaine distributor and his chief supplier Fernando Laroca have created an undetectable series of pickup and payoff locations that have baffled conventional law enforcement agencies. They're planning a ...
TOD-5 (aka The Carrier)
WatchedS07E05: TOD-5 (aka The Carrier)
Aired: Sat, 1972-10-14
A government scientist, Paul Morse, plans to sell a biological weapon, TOD-5, to terrorist Alpha Group led by Dr. Flory. The IMF must get to Morse's contact, Gordon Holt, and get him to take them to Alpha HQ. When Holt gets t...
The Deal
WatchedS07E03: The Deal
Aired: Sat, 1972-09-30
The Syndicate plans to finance the head of the army's takeover of his country in return for the right to operate the country's vices. The IMF team must intercept the safe deposit key before it reaches the general. Willy repla...
WatchedS07E01: Break!
Aired: Sat, 1972-09-16
The IMF must locate the wristwatch-camera of undercover agent Fred Stenrock, codename "Toledo," who had copied incriminating evidence against Syndicate gambling head Dutch Krebbs.To convince Dutch's lieutenant, Press Allen, t...