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Celebrity Then And Now
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Celebrity Then And Now
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“Time is clay. Go make something.” One of the most beautiful women in the 1960s and 1970s, Barbara Bach first made a name for herself as a model with the prestigious Eileen Ford Agency in New York as she graced the covers of magazines like Seventeen, Vogue and Elle. She then proved her talents on the silver screen as Bond girl Anya Amasova in the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me before starring in Force 10 from Navarone in 1978. Beyond her beauty and Bond girl status, her biggest claim to fame is her 36-year marriage to former Beatles bandmate, Ringo Starr. Still as gorgeous as ever at 72 years old, let’s take a look at Bach’s impressive career, how she got her start in Hollywood and what she’s up to today!

Gracing the covers of Vogue and Seventeen in the United States, Bach posed for Elle France, Figurino Brazil and Gioia Italy as she fielded offers from Italian film and television producers. In 1968, she made her acting debut in the European television miniseries L’Odissea, which was based on Homer’s famous epic poem, The Odyssey. Throughout the 1970s, Bach appeared in numerous low-budget Italian films and costarred alongside two former Bond girls—Barbara Bouchet from the 1967 Casino Royale and Claudine Auger from the 1965 Thunderball—in the 1972 Italian flick La Tarantola dal ventre nero. Five years later, she became a Bond girl herself when she starred as a Russian spy opposite Roger Moore in The Spy Who Loved Me but quickly lost any chance of starring in another Bond film when she famously remarked, “Bond is a chauvinist pig who uses girls to shield him against bullets.” She then auditioned for the part of Tiffany Wells on the new television series Charlie’s Angels but wasn’t cast in the role. She later argued that she was too sophisticated and culturally savvy for the part.

Featured in Hugh Hefner's magazine in 1977 before gracing the cover of the January 1981 issue, Bach made her way to the United States after her marriage to Italian businessman Augusto Gregorini fell apart. Meeting Gregorini on a plane in 1966 when she was traveling to Rome for a film, they married in 1967 and settled down in Italy where they started a family with the birth of their daughter, Francesca, in 1968 and their son, Gianni, in 1972. Splitting up in 1975, Bach left Italy and settled in the United States where she launched her film career in America with the 1980 teen comedy, Up the Academy. Everything changed the following year when she starred in the 1981 comedy Caveman opposite former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr. While the film was a huge flop, it was a matchmaking success as Starr and Bach fell in love at first sight.

Still together today after 36 years, Bach has faced ongoing criticism for staying with Starr after years of abuse but the proof of her love is evident in their marriage as they’ve kept their vows even after all these years. “I love the man and that’s it,” Bach told People magazine. “There’s no escape,” Starr replied. “I think I love Barbara as much today as I did when we met—and I’m beyond blessed that she loves me and we’re still together.”

Today, the 72-year-old Bach spends most of her time with Starr and supporting their various charities and foundations while dividing their time between their homes in Surrey, Monaco and Los Angeles. Although the pair doesn’t have any children together, they couldn’t be happier with their blended family and where life has taken him over the last three decades as they prove that love really is all you need.

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