Bare essence

Bare Essence was a NBC soap opera starring Genie Francis (after she left ABC's "General Hospital" in 1982) about a young woman, Tyger Hayes and the intrigues of the perfume industry.

The show originally began as a two-part, four-in-a-half hour TV mini-series that aired on October 4th and October 5, 1982 on CBS. Due to the mini-series' ratings, NBC picked the show up after CBS passed on the series.

The series aired from February 15 to June 13, 1983, lasting 11 episodes. A TV movie "Bare Essence: The Final Chapter" aired in July of 1983.


  • Genie Francis as Patricia "Tyger" Hayes
  • Jennifer O'Neill as Lady Bobbi Rowan
  • Jessica Walter as Ava Marshall
  • Ian McShane as Niko Theophilus
  • Penny Fuller as Laura Parker
  • Michael Woods as Sean Benedict
  • Wendy Fulton as Muffin Marshall
  • Susan French as Margaret Marshall
  • Jaime Lyn Bauer as Barbara Fisher
  • Jonathan Frakes as Marcus Marshall
  • Morgan Stevens as Larry DeVito
  • John Dehner as Hadden Marshall
  • Al Corley as Chase Marshall
  • Michael Nader as Alexi Theophilus
  • Laura Bruneau as Cathy
  • Anulka Dziubinska as Natasha


  1. Episode 1 (2/15/1983)
  2. Episode 2 (2/15/1983)
  3. Episode 3 (2/22/1983)
  4. Episode 4 (3/1/1983)
  5. Episode 5 (3/25/1983)
  6. Episode 6 (4/1/1983)
  7. Episode 7 (4/8/1983)
  8. Episode 8 (4/15/1983)
  9. Episode 9 (4/29/1983)
  10. Episode 10 (6/13/1983)
  11. Episode 11 (6/13/1983)



Opening to "Bare Essence"02:54

Opening to "Bare Essence"

NBC Bare Essence promo News brief 198301:14

NBC Bare Essence promo News brief 1983

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