11 Facts About Barbara Bach


Barbara Bach played the Bond girl Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me.

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Barbara Bach is the second of four children, with one younger sister, one younger brother, and one elder brother.

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Barbara Bach was raised Roman Catholic, and in 1964, graduated from Dominican Commercial High School, an all-girls Catholic school in Queens.

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The following year, she shortened her surname to Barbara Bach and began modeling professionally, appearing in catalogs and fashion magazines.

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Barbara Bach was one of the most sought-after faces of the 1960s, working with the Eileen Ford Agency in New York, appearing on catalogs and the front covers of several international fashion magazines such as Seventeen, Vogue USA photographed by Richard Avedon, ELLE France, Gioia Italy, and Figurino Brazil .

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In 1977, Barbara Bach portrayed the Russian spy Anya Amasova in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me.

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Barbara Bach was featured in a pictorial in Playboy in January 1981.

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Barbara Bach had a cameo in a September 1987 special issue on the Bond girls.

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In 1991, Barbara Bach co-founded the Self Help Addiction Recovery Program with Pattie Boyd, the former wife of George Harrison and Eric Clapton, both of whom assisted in the venture.

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Barbara Bach struggled with alcoholism and heavy drug use and, along with her husband, checked into a rehab in 1988 for four weeks.

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Barbara Bach is fluent in Italian and has a working knowledge of French and Spanish.

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