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Joanna Cameron (1948–2021), star of “The Secrets of Isis”

by Linnea Crowther

Joanna Cameron was an actress best known for starring in the 1970s TV show “The Secrets of Isis.”

Acting career

Cameron launched her acting career with a small role in the 1969 movie “How to Commit Marriage.” She went on to have roles in movies including “B.S. I Love You” and “Pretty Maids All in a Row” as well as on TV shows including “Columbo” and “Marcus Welby, MD.” In 1975, she was cast as the title character in the Saturday morning superhero series “Isis,” which was renamed “The Secrets of Isis” in syndication. The live-action show featured Cameron as a high school science teacher who could invoke the powers of the Egyptian goddess Isis and use them to fight crime. The series lasted two seasons and included crossover episodes with “Shazam!” Cameron appeared in TV shows and commercials throughout the 1970s, as well as hosting the show “Navy Network” for the U.S. Navy, before stepping away from acting. In later years, she worked as a nurse and in marketing.

Cameron on “The Secrets of Isis”

“We had a great time shooting that show. That’s when there were only three networks! That was an amazing period in time to be on television. ‘Charlie’s Angels’ or Angie Dickinson in ‘Police Woman’ again had that very unique experience. If you have a creative bone in your body, to your own TV series has got to be one of the great pleasures in the world if you love the business, and I do.” —from a 2002 interview for The Unofficial Isis Appreciation Page


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