Barbara Bach (born Barbara Goldbach on August 27, 1947) is an American actress and model, best-known as the Bond girl from the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). She is married to musician Ringo Starr, former drummer of The Beatles.
Bach was born in Queens, New York, the daughter of Marjorie and Howard Goldbach, a policeman. She was the oldest of five children. Her father was Austrian Jewish and her mother was Irish Catholic, and she attended a Catholic high school, Dominican Commercial in Jamaica, N.Y. Bach left school at sixteen to become a model, quickly rising to the ranks of top models.
In 1971, Bach co-starred with two other Bond girls, Claudine Auger and Barbara Bouchet in the mystery La Tarantola dal ventre nero giallo and had small roles in other Italian films.
In 1975, Bach separated from her first husband Augusto Gregorini and moved back to the United States with her two children. In 1977, her role as Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me gained her recognition as an international sex symbol and the following year she appeared in the movie Force 10 from Navarone. Bach has not worked as an actress since the mid-1980s.