Jill Ireland (born April 24, 1936) was a British actress and writer. She was best known for her work in the James Bond film series and for her marriage to actor Charles Bronson.
Ireland was born in London, the daughter of an English father and an Irish mother. She was educated at a convent school in London and later studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Ireland began her career as a model before moving into acting. She appeared in a number of British films in the 1950s, including The Cruel Sea (1953) and The Black Knight (1954). In 1957, she had a small role in the film noir classic Odd Man Out.
Ireland’s first major role came in the James Bond film From Russia with Love (1963), in which she played Bond girl Kara Milovy. She later appeared in two more Bond films, The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) and For Your Eyes Only (1981).
In 1968, Ireland married actor Charles Bronson. The couple appeared together in a number of films, including The Dirty Dozen (1967), The Magnificent Seven (1960), and Once Upon a Time in the West (1968).
Ireland wrote two memoirs about her life with Bronson, Life with Charlie (1987) and Love Is a Four Letter Word (1989).
Later Life and Death
In the 1990s, Ireland retired from acting and moved to Idaho with her third husband, David McCallum. She died of cancer in Los Angeles on May 18, 1990, at the age of 54.
Date Of Birth
April 24, 1936
May 18, 1990, Malibu, California, United States
Place Of Birth
London, United Kingdom
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