Princess Daisy (TV Mini-Series 1983– )


Princess Daisy (TV Series 1983– )

The lovely Daisy Valenski (Merete Van Kamp) is the daughter of Russian Prince Stash Valensky (Stacy Keach) and American movie star Francesca Valenski (Lindsay Wagner). After her parents are killed, she flees from her half-brother Ram Valenski (Rupert Everett). She fights her way to the top of the modelling profession and falls in love with a company President. But then, her half-brother arrives on the scene, ready to blackmail and destroy her.
IMDb  6.4 /10
Creator Waris Hussein
Creator Diana Hammond
Creator Judith Krantz
Release Date1983-11-06
Runtime3h 10mins
GenreDrama, Romance
Content Rating
CompanyNational Broadcasting Company (NBC), Steve Krantz Productions
Francesca Valenski unknown episodes

Princess Daisy (miniseries)

Princess Daisy is a 1983 American television miniseries directed by Waris Hussein, based on the 1980 novel of the same name by Judith Krantz.


Princess Daisy tells the story of a young girl who is sent to England to live with her father, Prince Valensky, after her mother's death in a car crash. Unfortunately, Daisy is immediately separated from her twin sister Dani, who is a special needs child not accepted by their father. When Daisy turns 16, their father dies in a plane accident. The girl is forced to take care of her life herself, especially when her half-brother starts seeing in her more than just a sister.


  • Merete Van Kamp .... Daisy & Dani Valensky
  • Lindsay Wagner .... Francesca Valensky
  • Stacy Keach .... Prince Alexander "Stash" Valensky
  • Claudia Cardinale .... Anabelle de Fourdemont Valensky
  • Robert Urich .... Patrick Shannon
  • Paul Michael Glaser .... Fred North
  • Rupert Everett .... Ram Valensky
  • Ringo Starr .... Robin Valerian
  • Barbara Bach .... Vanessa Valerian
  • Nicolas Coster .... Matty Firestone
  • Rachel & Melissa Dennis .... young Daisy & Dani
  • Alexa Kenin .... Kiki Kavanaugh

Critical reception

Richard Corliss wrote of the miniseries, "Not even trash can guarantee the happy ending, and, alas, it happened to Jane Doe: Princess Daisy proved a small screen bust." However, The Guardian was more positive; while it criticized the acting, it concluded, "Despite all that, Princess Daisy is much better quality kitsch than Lace. It has all the same, essential mini-series requirements: vulgar opulence, beautiful people, international locations, the lot. But it also has a strong, closely packed story line, with the kind of fairy tale elements—the mirror image twin, the evil step-relation—that can remind you of childhood frissons; and it has characters in place of those perambulating coat hangers we had last week. And if we customers don't take the trouble to distinguish between good and bad rubbish, you know exactly what kind we will get in future."