Barbara Bach, known for her role as Triple X in a James Bond movie, wasn’t someone who needed saving by the spy who liked her. Instead, she was looking for her husband, Ringo Starr, who was famous for being in a band called The Beatles.
Now 75 years old, Bach was at the peak of her career when she appeared in the 1977 movie The Spy Who Loved Me. In it, she played the love interest of James Bond, played by Roger Moore.
According to a story in People magazine from 1983, Bach thought Bond was not so nice, calling him “a chauvinist pig who uses girls to shield him against bullets.” Moore agreed, saying in an interview in 1973 that Bond was like him, a “male chauvinist pig.”
Before she acted in The Spy Who Loved Me, Bach was in Italian movies. She even appeared alongside other Bond girls in a 1971 Italian murder mystery.
Bach’s role as a Bond girl made her very popular, and she went on to act in other movies.
After playing a KGB agent in the Bond movie, she starred in other films like a comedy called Caveman, where she acted with her husband Ringo Starr.
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Their real-life love story started while they were filming Caveman. Bach said they got along fine as friends, but then they fell in love.
In an interview, Starr said he fell in love with Bach the first time he saw her at the airport. Starr, who was in The Beatles, married Bach in 1981. They have been together ever since.
They had a scary car accident just before they got married. But they decided they didn’t want to be apart, and they’ve been together ever since.
They’ve been sober since they went to rehab together in 1988.
Starr posted a picture from their wedding on their 40th anniversary, saying how much he loves Bach.
They also do charity work together. They run a charity called The Lotus Foundation, which helps animals, people who are homeless, and people with cancer.
Their love story is inspiring, and they’re still going strong after all these years.