Barbara Bach (born August 27, 1947 in Queens, New York) is a model and actress, most known as the Bond girl from the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me. She is married to former Beatle Ringo Starr.
Bach was born Barbara Goldbach to a Jewish father and an Irish Catholic mother. When she was 16, Bach left school to become a model, rising to the ranks of top models when she reached 17. At the age of 18, she married Augusto Gregorini and they had two children in Italy, one of them singer-songwriter Francesca Gregorini. She had several small roles in Italian films. She separated from Augusto in 1975 and moved back to the United States.
In 1977, Barbara Bach's role as Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me instantly catapulted her into stardom as an international sex symbol. Her part is considered one of the most important ever created for any female Bond protagonist.
Ringo Starr and Bach crossed paths on the set of Caveman in 1980 and on April 27, 1981 they married. Since the mid-1980s Bach has been inactive as an actress; in recent years, she has accompanied Ringo on his tours.