Vivian Dimitri

Helen Shaver

EPISODE 53


Columbo Villains -  Vivian Dimitri

Last Words to Columbo: "You bastard!"



In "Rest in Peace Mrs Columbo", Vivian Dimitri (played by Helen Shaver) holds a grudge against Columbo and others for imprisoning and causing the death of her husband and sets out on a path of revenge. Her first target is her boss, whom she murders and frames her married lover for, providing him with an alibi. Her next target is Columbo himself and those closest to him, including his wife.
Helen Shaver is a Canadian actress, director, and producer, born on February 24, 1951, in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. She started her acting career in the late 1970s and has appeared in various movies and TV shows since then. Shaver is best known for her roles in movies such as "The Color of Money", "Desert Hearts", and "The Land Before Time". She has also appeared in several popular TV shows including "Tremors", "Supernatural", and "The Outer Limits". Aside from acting, Shaver has also directed several TV shows including "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit", "Vikings", and "Orphan Black". She has won several awards throughout her career, including the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for "In Praise of Older Women". Shaver is known for her strong portrayals of complex and independent women in both her acting and directing work.