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Barbara Bach

Barbara Ann Goldbach (born August 27, 1947) is an American actress and model. She was born to Howard and Marjorie Goldbach in Queens, New York. Her father was a policeman. Barbara is the oldest of five children. She met her first husband Augusto Gregorini in New York while she worked as a model and he was visiting from Italy for a business trip in 1966. Barbara followed him to Italy to be with him. In 1968, they married. They had two children, Francesca (b. 1969) and Gian Andrea (b. 1972). During Gianni's birth, he had the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, nearly choking him, and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, although a later operation improved his condition. While in Italy, Barbara began her acting career, starting with the TV mini-series Odissea in 1968, where she was billed as Barbara Gregorini. Other roles followed in the giallo / horror films Black Belly of the Tarantula and Short Night of the Glass Dolls in 1971, the crime-thrillers Stateline Motel (1973) and Street Law (1974) and other films. In 1975, Barbara and Augusto Gregorini separated when she moved to Los Angeles, California to further her career. The couple would divorce in 1978 and share custody of their two children. As that was going on, Barbara received her most famous role as Russian secret agent Major Anya Amasova / Agent XXX in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). She returned to Italian cinema in the late 70s for a supporting role in the sci-fi film The Humanoid (1979), starring roles in the horror films The Great Alligator and Screamers (1979) and more, which earned her the "Queen of the B Movies" label by some in the press. In 1979, Barbara was in consideration for the Tiffany Welles role, a replacement for Kate Jackson's character, in Charlie's Angels but ultimately lost out to Shelley Hack due to being deemed too attractive for the role. She then appeared in the comedy Up the Academy (1980), produced by her then-boyfriend Danton Rissner, and played a menaced TV reporter in the sleazy horror film The Unseen (1980). The following year, Barbara met Ringo Starr on the set of Caveman (1981) in 1980, and they became a couple during the filming. Ringo and Barbara were on a holiday in December 1980 when her daughter called to inform them that John Lennon had been shot. Ringo and Barbara went to New York to console Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon. Ringo and Barbara married on April 27, 1981. By their own admission, the couple pretty much partied the 80s away and both entered a rehab clinic in Tucson, Arizona to straighten their lives out in 1988. By then, Barbara's show business career was over. She has since received her Master's degree in psychology from UCLA and focuses on charity work. (Biography By: Jeannette, Pedro and Justin)


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Born:
Aug 27, 1947 In Queens, New York USA
Movie/TV Credits:
33
First Appeared:
In the series The Odyssey 1968-03-24
Latest Project:
Movie Top Gear: 50 Years of Bond Cars 2012-10-29
Known For
Poster of Top Gear
Poster of Force 10 from Navarone
Poster of Saturday Night Live
Poster of A Little Sun in Cold Water
Filmography
Movie Top Gear: 50 Years of Bond Cars Self 2012-10-29
Movie 007 Stage Dedication Unknown 2006-01-01
Series Top Gear Major Anya Amasova / Agent XXX (archive footage) 2002-10-21
Movie Bond Girls Are Forever Major Anya Amasova (archive footage) 2002-11-06
Movie Tribute to Desmond Llewelyn Anya Amasova 2000-12-31
Movie Give My Regards to Broad Street Journalist 1984-11-28
Series Princess Daisy Vanessa Valerian 1983-11-06
Movie The Cooler Head Prison Camp (uncredited) 1982-05-24
Movie Caveman Lana 1981-04-17
Movie The Queen Special 1981-10-11
Movie Up the Academy Bliss 1980-06-06
Movie The Unseen Jennifer Fast 1980-09-01
Movie The Humanoid Lady Agatha 1979-04-11
Movie Jaguar Lives! Anna Thompson 1979-08-09
Movie Island of the Fishmen Amanda Marvin 1979-01-18
Movie The Great Alligator Alice Brandt 1979-11-03
Series Okay Self 1979-11-04
Movie Force 10 from Navarone Maritza Petrovich 1978-11-01
Movie The Spy Who Loved Me Major Anya Amasova 1977-07-07
Movie Here We for Example... Ludovica 1977-10-28
Movie The Making of 'The Spy Who Loved Me' Barbara Bach 1977-07-19
Movie Legend of the Sea Wolf Maud Brewster 1975-08-04
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie Street Law Barbara 1974-09-17
Movie Stateline Motel Emily 1973-09-14
Movie The Sensual Man Anna, nipote del farmacista 1973-01-01
Movie Il maschio ruspante Rema 1973-08-31
Movie Mio padre Monsignore Chiara 1971-05-25
Movie The Black Belly of the Tarantula Jenny 1971-08-12
Movie Short Night of Glass Dolls Mira Svoboda 1971-10-28
Movie A Little Sun in Cold Water Héloïse / Elvire 1971-10-29
Movie Odissea Nausicaa 1969-08-13
Series The Odyssey Nausicaa 1968-03-24