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Short Info

Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 27, 1947
DiedJuly 7, 1720
SpouseRingo Starr (m. 1981), Augusto Gregorini (m. 1968–1978)
FactBarbara was sent to Rome as model for the noted "Seventeen" mag. There she fell in love with an Italian businessman, Augusto Gregorini, who was 11 years her senior. At the age of 18 she married Augusto and moved with him to Rome where she began her film career.

Barbara Bach (born Barbara Ann Goldbach; August 27, 1947) is an American actress and model known for her role as Bond girl Anya Amasova in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), and as the wife of Ringo Starr.

Bach was born Barbara Ann Goldbach in Queens, New York City, the daughter of Marjorie (née Vigoda) and Howard I. Goldbach, a police lieutenant. She is of Russian Jewish descent. She attended Andrew Jackson High School in Cambria Heights, New York.

Bach began her career as a model in New York City, appearing on the covers of magazines such as Vogue and Cosmopolitan. In 1972, she moved to Europe and began appearing in Italian films, such as La Tarantola dal Ventre Nero and Black Belly of the Tarantula. She also appeared in several British films, such as The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Can You Keep It Up for a Week? (1977), and The Italian Job (1969).

In 1980, Bach married Ringo Starr and became a stepmother to his son, Zak Starkey. The couple lived in London and Monaco during the 1980s, and Bach appeared in several of Starr’s music videos. They also appeared together in the film Caveman (1981). The couple divorced in 1988.

Bach has appeared in numerous television shows and films, including the miniseries Centennial (1978) and the soap opera Dynasty (1981–82). She has also appeared in several stage productions, such as the Broadway production of Chicago (1996).

Bach has been married three times. Her first marriage was to Augusto Gregorini from 1966 to 1971; they had one daughter, Francesca Gregorini, who is also an actress. Bach’s second marriage was to Italian businessman Andrea Della Bitta from 1979 to 1984; they had one son, Gianni Della Bitta. Bach has been married to businessman John Connolly since 1990; they have two daughters, Olivia Connolly and Lily Connolly.

Bach has a net worth of $20 million. She has appeared in over 60 films and television shows.

General Info

Full NameBarbara Bach
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 27, 1947
DiedJuly 7, 1720
Height1.7 m
ProfessionActor, Model
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles


SpouseRingo Starr (m. 1981), Augusto Gregorini (m. 1968–1978)
ChildrenFrancesca Gregorini, Gianni Gregorini
ParentsHoward Goldbach, Marjorie Goldbach
SiblingsMarjorie Bach


MoviesThe Spy Who Loved Me, Caveman, Force 10 from Navarone, Up the Academy, Island of the Fishmen, The Unseen, Black Belly of the Tarantula, The Humanoid, Jaguar Lives!, Give My Regards to Broad Street, Ecco noi per esempio..., Un peu de soleil dans l'eau froide, Stateline Motel, Short Night of the Glass...
TV ShowsL'Odissea

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1Her then-boyfriend Danton Rissner lobbied hard to get her cast in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). She did a successful screen-test and beat out established stars like Catherine Deneuve, Marthe Keller, and Dominique Sanda, because their agents were asking for a lot of money, and the James Bond film producers usually cast unknown actresses, because they were inexpensive.
2She recommended Grace Jones to the James Bond film producers who cast her in A View to a Kill (1985).
3Roger Moore barely mentions her in his memoir, even though he called The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) as one of the best James Bond films. John Glen later said that he believed that Moore and Bach "weren't the best of buddies" and that she might have found his humor to be juvenile.
4Her most famous film role is of a Russian spy in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). Because she spoke with a Russian accent in that film, and because most of her other film roles were either in Italian or French, everyone assumed that she was European and refused to cast her in American roles. The truth is she was born and raised in New York, USA and speaks English with an American accent, even after her marriages to an Italian businessman and to an Englishman Ringo Starr.
5She graduated from the all-girl Dominican Commercial High School in Jamaica, New York in 1964.
6Stepaunt of Lucy Walsh.
7Sister-in-law of Joe Walsh.
8Older sister of Marjorie Bach.
9Stepmother of Zak Starkey.
10It was between Barbara and Shelley Hack to replace Kate Jackson on Charlie's Angels (1976). The New York-born Barbara was deemed too European and sophisticated for the role and Hack won the part. Hack was not keenly accepted as an "Angel" by audiences, however, and left after only one season.
11While traveling through England in May 1980 Ringo and Barbara suffered a near-fatal car crash, miraculously surviving with few injuries. Ringo decided he never wanted to be separated from Bach again. They married less than a year later.
12Has involved herself in charity work, including the Live Aid connected "Fashion Aid", and "The Rumanian Angel" appeal which was set up with Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono, George and John's widows. Barbara worked with the "Parents For Safe Food" Campaign. In 1991, with help from Pattie Boyd (George's ex), she set up a free clinic for addicts called SHARP (Self Help Addiction Recovery Program) in London.
13Received a Masters Degree in Psychology from UCLA in 1993.
14Born in Queens, she has three siblings; one older brother and a younger brother and sister. Her mother Marjorie Mary Goldbach née McKnight was Irish Catholic. Her father Howard Irwin Goldbach was Austrian Jewish and a New York City police officer. Her Grandmother was Rumanian.
15Barbara was sent to Rome as model for the noted "Seventeen" mag. There she fell in love with an Italian businessman, Augusto Gregorini, who was 11 years her senior. At the age of 18 she married Augusto and moved with him to Rome where she began her film career.
16Barbara's photo was featured on the cover of "Playboy" magazine in January 1981. Inside was a photo spread of Barbara, too. She made several other appearances in "Playboy" related to her movie work, especially as a "Bond Girl" in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).
17Attended the famous Beatles concert at Shea Stadium in 1965 which is 15 years before she would meet her future husband, Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.
18A published interview with her in the late 1970s proclaimed her "Queen of the B-Movies".
19Mother, with Augusto Gregorini, of Francesca Gregorini and Gianni Gregorini.




To the North of Katmandu1986
Give My Regards to Broad Street1984Journalist
Princess Daisy1983TV MovieVanessa Valerian
The Cooler1982Short
The Unseen1980Jennifer Fast
Up the Academy1980Bliss
The Great Alligator1979Alice Brandt
Jaguar Lives!1979Anna Thompson
The Humanoid1979Lady Agatha
Screamers1979Amanda Marvin
Force 10 from Navarone1978Maritza
The Mask of Alexander Cross1977TV MovieAgent Judson
Ecco noi per esempio...1977Ludovica
The Spy Who Loved Me1977Maj. Anya Amasova / Agent XXX
Il lupo dei mari1975Maud Brewster
Street Law1974Barbara
The Sensuous Sicilian1973Daughter of Pharmacist
Stateline Motel1973Emily
Il maschio ruspante1972Rema
A Few Hours of Sunlight1971Héloïse / Elvire
La corta notte delle bambole di vetro1971Mira Svoboda
Black Belly of the Tarantula1971Jenny
Mio padre Monsignore1971Chiara
Odissea1968TV Mini-SeriesNausicaa


The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles2014TV Special special thanks - as Barbara Starkey
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)2010Documentary special thanks


Blue Suede Shoes1985TV SpecialHerself
Saturday Night Live1984TV SeriesHerself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1981TV SeriesHerself
Stars1981TV SeriesHerself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special1981TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1979TV SeriesHimself
The 36th Annual Golden Globes Awards1979TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
007 Stage Dedication1977Documentary shortHerself
The Making of James Bond - 0071977TV Series documentaryHerself
The Beatles at Shea Stadium1966TV Movie documentaryHerself - In Audience (uncredited)
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles2014TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
E! Live from the Red Carpet2014TV SeriesHerself
2008 World Music Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
007 in Egypt2006Video documentary shortHerself
Ken Adam's Production Films: The Spy Who Loved Me2006Video documentary shortHerself
Escape from Atlantis: Storyboard Sequence2006VideoHerself / Major Anya Amasova (voice)
Queen: Champions of the World1995DocumentaryHerself
La nuit des stars à Monte Carlo1995TV MovieHerself
Hotels1990TV Series documentaryHerself
One More Audience with Dame Edna Everage1988TV MovieHerself (uncredited)
Queen: Magic Years, Volume Two - A Visual Anthology1987DocumentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Premium Bond with Mark Gatiss and Matthew Sweet2015TV Movie documentaryAnya
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Top Gear2012TV SeriesMajor Anya Amasova / Agent XXX
Pop Galerie Reloaded2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Biography2007TV Series documentaryHerself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHerself
Sendung ohne Namen2003TV Series documentaryMajor Anya Amasova
Best Ever Bond2002TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Bond Girls Are Forever2002TV Movie documentaryMajor Anya Amasova
Inside 'A View to a Kill'2000Video documentary shortAnya
Inside 'The Spy Who Loved Me'2000Video documentary shortHerself / Anya Amasova
Ken Adam: Designing Bond2000Video documentary shortAnya Amasova
The Bond Sound: The Music of 0072000Video documentary shortMajor Anya Amasova (uncredited)
Now Pay Attention 007: A Tribute to Actor Desmond Llewelyn2000TV Movie documentaryMajor Anya Amasova (uncredited)
Tribute to Desmond Llewelyn2000Video documentary shortAnya Amasova (uncredited)
And the Word Was Bond1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
The James Bond Story1999TV Movie documentaryMajor Anya Amasova (uncredited)
E! True Hollywood Story1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Memories of 1970-19911991TV Series documentaryHerself
James Bond: The First 21 Years1983TV Movie documentaryMajor Anya Amasova / Agent XXX

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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