Nina Foch (born 20th April 1924 in Leiden,Netherlands) is a Dutch actress and leading lady in many 1940s films. On television, she was cast in the first pilot Columbo movie, Prescription: Murder where she played character Carol Flemming in which she was killed by stragglation by her husband, Dr. Ray Flemming (Gene Barry), so he could start dating with another woman, Joan Hudson (Katherine Justice).
Although Foch starred in that film her movie fame was during the height of the 1940's in which she played the leading lady of cool, aloof and often foreign women of sophistication. One noteworthy role for Foch was that of Bithia in Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments. She played the Pharaoh's daughter who found Moses in the bullrushes wrapped in a cloth in a basket. Bithia then raised Moses, a Hebrew, as the Pharoh's son. Foch was nominated for an Academy Award for her supporting role in the 1954 film Executive Suite.
Nina Foch currently teaches "Directing Seminar" at the University of Southern California, where she has taught since the 1960s. She also works as an independent script-breakdown consultant for many prominent Hollywood directors.