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      Barbara Bach

      Barbara Bach

      Highest Rated: 81% The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      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

      The Spy Who Loved Me poster
      The Spy Who Loved Me
      Force 10 From Navarone poster
      Force 10 From Navarone
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      Give My Regards to Broad Street
      Up the Academy poster
      Up the Academy




      21% 29% Give My Regards to Broad Street Journalist (Character) - 1984
      35% 54% Caveman Lana (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 33% The Unseen Jennifer Fast (Character) - 1981
      0% 42% Up the Academy Bliss (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 23% 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
      No Score Yet 36% Screamers Amanda Marvin (Character) - 1978
      63% 56% Force 10 From Navarone Maritza (Character) - 1978
      81% 76% 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 12% The Legend of Sea Wolf Maud Brewster (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 72% 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