Sandahl Bergman was born on November 14, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri, and grew up in Overland Park, Kansas. As a young adult Bergman moved to New York City to pursue a career as an actress and dancer. She appeared in a number of Broadway shows, including Gigi, Mack & Mabel and A Chorus Line, and was personally selected by choreographer Bob Fosse to appear in his musical Dancin'. Bergman's film career started with a small part in the TV movie How to Pick Up Girls. She followed this up with a role as a dancer in the Bob Fosse directed film All That Jazz. Bergman landed her best known film role in 1982, when she starred alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the blockbuster hit Conan the Barbarian. She performed all of her own stunt work for the film and won the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actress. Bergman has also appeared in the films Xanadu, Red Sonja, Airplane II: The Sequel and The Singing Detective.