Leaving Hollywood for her starry-eyed megastar, Bond Girl Barbara Bach finds that Love is all you Need

Barbara Bach, renowned for her portrayal of Bond girl Triple X, didn’t need saving by the spy who captivated her heart. Instead, she found her knight in shining armor in her rockstar husband, Sir Richard Starkey, famously known as Ringo Starr.

At 75, Bach, a versatile actor and model, reached the pinnacle of her career with her role in the 1977 film “The Spy Who Loved Me,” where she starred opposite Roger Moore’s James Bond. Despite Bond’s reputation as a womanizer, Bach’s character, Major Anya Amasova, stood her ground as a formidable and independent woman.

In a 1983 interview with People magazine, Bach criticized Bond as a “chauvinist pig” who used women as shields, echoing Moore’s acknowledgment of Bond’s sexist tendencies. Before her iconic role in “The Spy Who Loved Me,” Bach appeared in Italian films alongside other Bond girls, laying the groundwork for her successful acting career.

Following her portrayal of Major Anya Amasova, Bach continued to shine in leading roles, including appearances in comedies like “Caveman” alongside her husband, Ringo Starr. Despite the on-screen dynamics, their real-life romance blossomed during the filming of “Caveman,” leading to a lasting relationship built on mutual respect and love.

Reflecting on their serendipitous meeting at Los Angeles International Airport in 1980, Bach emphasized the genuine connection that sparked between them during the filming of “Caveman.” Their love story, documented in a 1981 Playboy pictorial, dispelled rumors and showcased the authenticity of their relationship.

In a heartfelt tribute to his wife, Ringo Starr expressed his deep affection and gratitude for Barbara, emphasizing the profound impact she has had on his life. Despite their different backgrounds—Starr’s legendary status as a member of The Beatles and Bach’s successful acting career—their bond remains unbreakable.

Their enduring love story, punctuated by milestones like their wedding and near-fatal accident, exemplifies the strength of their partnership. Through challenges and triumphs, they have remained steadfast in their commitment to each other, inspiring others with their unwavering love and devotion.

Beyond their personal lives, Bach and Starr share a passion for philanthropy, co-founding The Lotus Foundation to support various charitable causes. Their dedication to making a positive impact reflects their shared values and commitment to making the world a better place.

As they celebrate four decades together, Bach and Starr continue to cherish each moment, grateful for the love and companionship they share. Their love story serves as a testament to the enduring power of love and the beauty of finding a soulmate.