‘Isis’ actress JoAnna Cameron, Saturday morning star, dead at 70

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JoAnna Cameron, seen present  successful  a 1975 occurrence  of "The Secrets of Isis," has died astatine  70. She starred arsenic  mild-mannered teacher   Andrea Thomas, who discovers the Tutmose amulet, which empowers her to alteration   into an Egyptian goddess who fights evildoers to prevention  mankind. JoAnna Cameron, seen present successful a 1975 occurrence of "The Secrets of Isis," has died astatine 70. She starred arsenic mild-mannered teacher Andrea Thomas, who discovers the Tutmose amulet, which empowers her to alteration into an Egyptian goddess who fights evildoers to prevention mankind. Alamy Stock Photo

JoAnna Cameron, prima of DC Comics’ cult classical Saturday greeting bid “The Secrets of Isis,” has died successful Hawaii owed to complications from a stroke. She was 70.

Joanna Pang Atkins, the striking brunette’s co-star connected the super-heroine series, which ran from 1975 to 1976 connected CBS, announced the erstwhile actress’ passing via societal media.

“Sad to station that JoAnna Cameron ‘The Mighty Isis’ has flown to heaven,” Atkins posted connected Twitter. on with a photograph with their starring antheral co-star, Brian Cutler. “She suffered a changeable and passed distant from complications this past Friday. We shared the fantastic lasting acquisition of making ‘The Secrets of Isis.'”

Cameron starred successful the aboriginal DC Comics bid arsenic mild-mannered archeologist/educator Andrea Thomas, who discovers the priceless Tutmose amulet. When she dons the artifact — and chants “Oh mighty Isis!” — she transforms into the titular Egyptian goddess and uses her superpowers to prevention mankind from assorted evildoers.

Born connected Sept. 20, 1951, successful Vail, Colorado, Cameron appeared successful a then-record-breaking 105 TV commercials, according to Extra TV, earlier making her big-screen debut successful 1969’s diagnostic movie drama “How to Commit Marriage” other Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Tina Louise and Jane Wyman.

She followed her relation successful that movie with a drawstring of TV bid impermanent spots (“Medical Center,” “The Name of the Game,” “Love, American Style”) and a co-starring relation successful Roger Vadim’s sexploitation cult flick “Pretty Maids All successful a Row” with Angie Dickinson successful 1971.

In 1970 and 1972, she gained mainstream traction aft appearing successful a bid of episodes of the smash deed aesculapian play “Marcus Welby, M.D.” with Robert Young and James Brolin.

JoAnna Cameron appearing successful  the Walt Disney Television via Getty Images tv   bid    'The Great American Beauty Contest'.Cameron successful the 1973 Walt Disney TV movie “The Great American Beauty Contest.”Disney General Entertainment

Her different TV roles see a scene-stealing relation arsenic a feminist successful the fashionable TV movie “The Great American Beauty Contest” with Farrah Fawcett successful 1973 and a standout 1974 occurrence of “Columbo” with Peter Falk and impermanent prima Dick Van Dyke.

After her starring crook for 22 episodes successful “The Secrets of Isis” — and crossover appearances connected the Captain Marvel Saturday bid that spawned it, “Shazam!” — Cameron appeared successful recurring roles connected the TV bid “The Amazing Spider-Man” with Nicolas Hammond and “Switch” with Robert Wagner and Eddie Albert.

She retired from acting successful 1980 with the aptly titled “Swan Song,” a TV movie starring David Soul of “Starsky & Hutch” and “Salem’s Lot” fame.

JoAnna Cameron appearing successful  the ABC tv   movie   'High Risk'. Cameron strikes a stylish airs successful the 1976 TV movie of the week “High Risk.” ABC

Her past surface credits were down the scenes: Cameron nonstop the 1982 abbreviated documentary “Blue Angels successful Razor Sharp” (about the US Navy’s iconic formation objection team), and she worked arsenic an adjunct camera relation connected the 2013 abbreviated movie “Stew.”

After retiring from the tiny screen, Cameron reportedly besides worked successful location healthcare and successful edifice selling successful Hawaii, according to her IMDB bio.