Barbara Bach

Barbara Bach

Highest Rated: 80% 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
Force 10 From Navarone
Caveman
Give My Regards to Broad Street
Up the Academy

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
21% 26% Give My Regards to Broad Street Journalist (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 35% The Unseen Jennifer Fast (Character) - 1981
32% 54% Caveman Lana (Character) - 1981
0% 42% Up the Academy Bliss (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 24% 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 37% Screamers Amanda Marvin (Character) - 1978
61% 56% Force 10 From Navarone Maritza (Character) - 1978
80% 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 12% The Legend of Sea Wolf Maud Brewster (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stateline Motel Emily (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 51% The Black Belly of the Tarantula Jenny (Character) - 1971

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1979