'Dynasty' star Kate O'Mara dies at 74

Julianne Cassidy

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: HRH Queen Elizabeth II meets actress Joan Collins (R), singer Shirley Bassey (C) and actress Kate O'Mara (L) at a special 'Celebration of the Arts' event at the Royal Academy of Arts on May 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Carl Court - WPA Pool/Getty Images) Photo: Image by Getty Images

'Dynasty' star Kate O'Mara dies at 74

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Mar 30, 2014

Kate O'Mara from the '80s-hit soap opera "Dynasty" has died at 74 years old. O'Mara's death follows a brief illness while residing in a southern England nursing home.

"The actress, who began her television career in the 1960s, became a household name for playing Alexis Colby’s scheming sister Cassandra 'Caress' Morrell in 'Dynasty.' She also appeared in the original run of British series 'Doctor Who' and BBC drama 'Howards' Way,'" reports Entertainment Weekly.

O'Mara's agent Phil Belfield has officially confirmed her passing.