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December 01, 2023

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I have some good news and some bad news.

The good news is that today is my birthday! Hooray, I'm older... and crankier!

The bad news is that I have been informed that today's issue of Celebrity Nooz shall be the final issue. Yes, I'm sorry to tell you that, but it is indeed the truth.

I've been putting this newsletter, and Where Are They Now, together for your reading enjoyment for years. Actually, I started back in March of 2015. Wow! It's been a minute!

I have had so much fun curating, uncovering, and compiling the top topics from tinsel-town for you to enjoy - and investigating the Where Are They Now celebrities was a sweet bonus!

Thank you so much for reading and enjoy this entertaining publication. And remember, you can still visit our website for all of your entertainment needs. Now, please enjoy our final issue.

Is today's featured celebrity Bond, James Bond? No, but it is James Bond related. Today, we are catching up with a Bond Girl from the tenth film in the spy series, The Spy Who Loved Me. That's right, it's Barbara Bach!

I was shocked at the number of movies of hers that I've seen... The Spy Who Loved Me, Force 10 from Navarone, Caveman, and The Great Alligator! The last one was not as memorable as the first three I listed, but I did see it!

Let's see what she's doing these days. And thanks again for reading!

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Barbara Bach

Learn More About Barbara Bach, see Then & Now pictures, and find out What She's Been Up To on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: August 28, 1946 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA

BIRTH NAME: Barbara Ann Goldbach

CLAIM TO FAME: Barbara Bach is an American actress and former model best known for playing the Bond girl Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).

FAMILY LIFE: Bach's first marriage was to Italian businessman Augusto, Count Gregorini di Savignano di Romagna. The couple had two children together, daughter Francesca and son Gianni, and later divorced in 1975. She has been married to Beatles drummer Ringo Starr since 1981.

INFO: Born to Marjorie Mary Goldbach and Howard Irwin Goldbach, a New York City Policeman.

She has three siblings; one older brother and a younger brother and sister.

Was raised Roman Catholic.

She's of Jewish and Irish descent.

Graduated from Dominican Commercial High School, an all-girls school, in 1964.

The following year, she shortened her surname to Bach and began modeling professionally, appearing in numerous catalogs and fashion magazines such as Seventeen and Vogue.

Began working with the Eileen Ford Agency in New York in the '60s.

She's fluent in Italian and has a working knowledge of French and Spanish.

Attended the famous Beatles concert at Shea Stadium, 15 years before she would meet her future husband, Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.

Bach struggled with alcoholism and drug use and, along with her husband, Ringo Starr, checked into a rehab in 1988 for four weeks. The couple has remained sober ever since.

Has involved herself in charity work, including the Live Aid connected "Fashion Aid", "The Romanian Angel" (which was set up with Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono, George and John's widows), and The Lotus Foundation (setup by Bach and Ringo Starr).

Barbara worked with the "Parents For Safe Food" Campaign.

In 1991, Bach co-founded the Self Help Addiction Recovery Program (SHARP) with Pattie Boyd, the former wife of George Harrison and Eric Clapton.

Bach and Starr practice vegetarianism.

TRIVIA: Her acting career started in Italy, where she played Nausicaa in L'Odissea in 1968, an eight-hour long TV adaptation of Homer's epic poem The Odyssey, produced by Dino de Laurentiis.

In 1977, Bach gained great attention when she portrayed the Russian spy Anya Amasova in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me.

In 1978, she appeared in the movie Force 10 from Navarone with Harrison Ford and Robert Shaw.

It was between Bach and Shelley Hack to replace Kate Jackson on Charlie's Angels (1976). The New York-born Bach was deemed too European and sophisticated for the role and it was ultimately given to Hack; she only lasted one year.

She was featured in a pictorial in Playboy in January 1981. She also had a cameo in a September 1987 special issue on the Bond girls.

She met Ringo Starr in 1980, on the set of the film Caveman (1981).

After Starr and Bach suffered a near-fatal car crash they married less than a year later.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Earlier this year, the former Bond girl and the musician celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary. The two seem to be as in love as when they first met. In recent years, Bach has accompanied Starr on his tours, but no entertainment projects in the works.

Could Bach return for a future James Bond film? Only time will tell. Maybe Ringo will do the title song.


1986 To the North of Katmandu (Short)...Elephant Polo Player, Cartier Team

1984 Give My Regards to Broad Street...Journalist

1983 Princess Daisy (TV Mini Series)...Vanessa Valerian

1982 The Cooler (Short)...Head prison camp (uncredited)

1981 Caveman...Lana

1980 The Unseen...Jennifer Fast

1980 Up the Academy...Bliss

1979 The Great Alligator...Alice Brandt

1979 Jaguar Lives!...Anna Thompson

1979 The Humanoid...Lady Agatha

1979 The Island of the Fishmen...Amanda Marvin

1978 Force 10 from Navarone...Maritza

1977 The Mask of Alexander Cross (TV Movie)...Agent Judson

1977 Ecco noi per esempio...Ludovica

1977 The Spy Who Loved Me...Major Anya Amasova

1975 The Legend of Sea Wolf...Maud Brewster

1974 Street Law...Barbara

1973 Paolo the Hot...Daughter of Pharmacist

1973 Stateline Motel...Emily

1973 Il maschio ruspante...Rema

1971 A Few Hours of Sunlight...Héloïse / Elvire

1971 Short Night of Glass Dolls...Mira Svoboda

1971 Black Belly of the Tarantula...Jenny

1971 Mio padre Monsignore...Chiara

1968 Odissea (TV Mini Series)...Nausicaa
- Episode #1.6 (1968) ... Nausicaa (as Barbara Gregorini)
- Episode #1.5 (1968) ... Nausicaa (as Barbara Gregorini)
- Episode #1.4 (1968) ... Nausicaa (as Barbara Gregorini)
- Episode #1.3 (1968) ... Nausicaa (as Barbara Gregorini)
- Episode #1.2 (1968) ... Nausicaa (as Barbara Gregorini)
- Episode #1.1 (1968) ... Nausicaa (as Barbara Gregorini)

To see Then & Now pictures of Barbara Bach, visit: Celebrity Nooz