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Samantha Schubert

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Cause of death  pancreatic cancer
Years active  1991–2016
Movies  The Red Kebaya
Occupation  Actress, model
Spouse  Oliver Knott (m. ?–2016)
Samantha Schubert wearing earrings, a black top, and jeans.

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.


Samantha Schubert wearing eyeglasses, a necklace, and a blue shirt together with her three children.

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.

Samantha Schubert wearing earrings and sunglasses together with her three children.

Personal life

Schubert was born in 1969, the daughter of Datuk and Dr. Paddy Bowie.

Samantha Schubert wearing a white shirt and blue jeans while cuddling with her three children.

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.”

Samantha Schubert wearing eyeglasses and a blue shirt together with her three children.

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.

Samantha Schubert with long hair and wearing a black shirt.

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.

Samantha Schubert wearing earrings, a green dress, and carrying a bag with a man wearing a black suit and bow tie.

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.

Samantha Schubert with curly hair and wearing earrings.

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.


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