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Barbara Bach

Barbara Bach

Highest Rated: 82% The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Lowest Rated: 0% Up the Academy (1980)

Birthday: Aug 27, 1947

Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA

Model-turned-actress Barbara Bach's exotic looks allowed her to pass for characters of several different ethnicities, an asset further aided by her fluency in four languages. She received her big break and most lasting notoriety when chosen to be the newest Bond Girl for "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977). One of the most striking women to grace the series, Bach's character also proved to be pleasingly intelligent and capable. A key performer in the Bond pantheon, Bach memorably helped advance the evolution of the series' heroines from sex kittens to smart and strong women who existed on an equal plain with Britain's invincible superspy. However, in a major career disappointment, Shelley Hack was chosen over Bach as Kate Jackson's replacement on "Charlie's Angels" (ABC, 1976-1981) and Bach quickly found herself relegated to low-grade fare. A decorative role in "Caveman" (1981) introduced Bach to former Beatle Ringo Starr and a new chapter in her life as his wife. However, years of privilege and indolence led to rampant drug and alcohol abuse by both parties and a frightening instance of domestic violence that left her badly injured. The couple finally got their lives back on track after treatment and managed to stay true to their goal of sobriety. Bach ultimately stepped out of the spotlight, but was remembered fondly for her luminous beauty, which brightened her lesser work and received its most loving showcase in what many considered the best James Bond movie of the 1970s.

Highest rated movies

82% The Spy Who Loved Me
67% Force 10 From Navarone
60% Screamers
33% Caveman
25% Give My Regards to Broad Street
0% Up the Academy

Photos

Barbara Bach, Ringo Starr at arrivals for The 56th Annual Grammy Awards - ARRIVALS 2, STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA January 26, 2014. Photo By: Charlie Williams/Everett Collection Ringo Starr, Barbara Bach, Joe Walsh, Marjorie Bach at arrivals for 10th Anniversary of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV July 14, 2016. Photo By: James Atoa/Everett Collection CAVEMAN, Barbara Bach, 1981, (c) United Artists FORCE 10 FROM NAVARONE, Barbara Bach, Robert Shaw, 1978, (c) American International Pictures FORCE 10 FROM NAVARONE, Barbara Bach, 1978, (c) American International Pictures FORCE 10 FROM NAVARONE, Barbara Bach, 1978. ©Columbia THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, Barbara Bach, 1977 THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, Albert Broccoli (producer), Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, 1977 THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, Barbara Bach, Albert Broccoli, Roger Moore, on-set, 1977 GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROAD STREET, Barbara Bach, 1984, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROAD STREET, Ringo Starr, Barbara Bach, 1984, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. CAVEMAN, Barbara Bach, Ringo Starr, 1981 THE BLACK BELLY OF THE TARANTULA, (aka La Tarantola dal ventre nero), Barbara Bach, 1971 FORCE 10 FROM NAVARONE, Barbara Bach, Richard Kiel, 1978, © Columbia Pictures THE HUMANOID, (aka L'UMANOIDE), from left: Arthur Kennedy, Barbara Bach, 1979. ©American International Pictures THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, 1977 THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, 1977 THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, Caroline Munro, Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, 1977 UP THE ACADEMY, Barbara Bach, 1980, (c) Warner Brothers UP THE ACADEMY, from left, Ron Leibman, Barbara Bach, 1980, ©Warner Brothers

Filmography

Movies

Credit
25% 30% Give My Regards to Broad Street Journalist (Character) - 1984
33% 54% Caveman Lana (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 34% The Unseen Jennifer Fast (Character) - 1981
0% 43% Up the Academy Bliss (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 22% The Great Alligator Alice Brandt (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 13% Jaguar Lives! Anna Thompson (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 31% The Humanoid Lady Agatha (Character) - 1979
60% 36% Screamers Amanda Marvin (Character) - 1978
67% 56% Force 10 From Navarone Maritza (Character) - 1978
82% 77% The Spy Who Loved Me Major Anya Amasova (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mask of Alexander Cross Agent Judson (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stateline Motel Emily (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 11% The Legend of Sea Wolf Maud Brewster (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 71% Street Law Barbara (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 55% The Short Night of the Glass Dolls Mira Svoboda (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 52% The Black Belly of the Tarantula Jenny (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Few Hours of Sunlight Héloïse / Elvire (Character) - 1971