Behind the scene

A multifaceted artist

Formerly known as Marietta Meade, I am a professional Belgian-American actress, voice talent, model, translator/linguist, and author. In the course of a career spanning over five decades, I have acted in numerous TV, feature film, stage, and audio productions and have also extensively appeared in the print media.

As a linguist, I have worked speaking English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Danish, Swahili, and Hebrew.

As a voice-over talent, I was the German voice of: Jane Seymour (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”/ exclusive voice), Hunter Tylo (“The Bold and the Beautiful” / exclusive voice), Tilda Swinton (exclusive voice), Emma Thompson, Joanne Walley-Kilmer, Geena Davis, Dame Diana Rigg, Uma Thurman, Patsy Kensit, Carole Bouquet, Miriam D'Abo, Sela Ward, Marisa Berenson, Mary Elisabeth Mastrantonio, Veronica Hamel, Muriel Hemmingway (to name but a few).

Moreover, I was the voice of German automobile manufacturer BMW’s navigation system, CARIN (in German, English and Italian); I was also the voice for Mercedes-Benz and Audi’s first GPS, and the (British) voice of Switzerland’s UBS Bank (automated human response system).

From 2000-2006, Iran the European office of UK-based Credence Publications. During that time, I translated three notable books by British investigative journalist, Phillip Day; “Cancer - Why We Are Still Dying to Know the Truth,; “Health Wars” and “Food for Thought”, from English to German.

In 2004, my late husband, Dr. David James, and I published our acclaimed book “Tatwaffe Handy - Das (un-) heimliche Legat” which I later translated into English (“A Handy Way to Cook Your Brain - What's the Damage?”). In 2009, I published the updated and abridged version, called “Cellular Radiation: Is This Our Next Titanic?”

As a book author, I recently completed my first novel, The Pruning (based on my original story), which is now available in paperback. The Audiobook is scheduled for release in the summer of 2020.
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