|Cause of death pancreatic cancer|
Years active 1991–2016
Movies The Red Kebaya
|Occupation Actress, model|
Spouse Oliver Knott (m. ?–2016)
|Born 23 April 1969Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia|
Died 25 April 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Children Harry Knott, Thomas Knott, Jodie Knott
Siblings Richard Schubert, Peter Schubert
Parents Datuk Paddy Bowie, Carl Schubert
Samantha Schubert (23 April 1969 – 25 April 2016) was a Malaysian actress, model and titleholder of Miss Malaysia/World in 1991.
Schubert who was Miss Malaysia-World 1991, was a successful model before starring in films such as Red Scorpion 2 (1994), Amok (1997), and The Red Kebaya (2006). Her career included several print campaigns and over 30 television commercials, including an ad for Nescafe.
Schubert was born in 1969, the daughter of Datuk and Dr. Paddy Bowie.
Her mother wrote in a column for The Star that Schubert's “precocious debut” to the stage was during a visit to the Royal Palace at Sri Menanti in Negri Sembilan: “We were in the Great Hall. The band struck up. But before the assembled adults could begin to dance, this three-year-old girl took the floor and stole the show.”
She honed her talent for dance during her formative years at school in England, remained in England for several years of her life (studying at Drama Studio London) and married British research analyst Oliver Knott in 2002.
She returned to Malaysia as a dancer and signed with Genting Group. Soon after, she was enlisted to join “The Girls”, the dance troupe of entertainer Sudirman.
However, an injury derailed Schubert’s dance dreams. She then moved to Los Angeles to take up acting, studying at the Lee Strasburg Institute and The Beverly Hills Playhouse.
At the time of her death Schubert had returned to Malaysia to perform in a play produced and directed by actress Susan Lankester. Knott and Schubert adopted three children, Jodie, Harry, and Thomas, who were 12, 10, and 7 when Schubert died.
In February 2016, Schubert was rushed to Prince Court Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur with stomach fluid buildup due to an inoperable tumor caused by pancreatic cancer. She remained in hospice care until her death, two days after her 47th birthday. Schubert was diagnosed with the disease in August 2015 after going in for a check-up over a persistent backache.