Hollywood stars come from all points on the globe, sometimes even from your own backyard. Such is the case with James Bond girl Barbara Bach.
Barbara Ann Bach was the daughter of Howard and Marjorie Goldbach. She was born on Aug. 27, 1947 in Queens. The family lived on a 145-acre temporary veterans’ housing tract off Northern Boulevard, at 32-23 71 St. in East Elmhurst. The city rented these units for as low as $15 a month.
In 1952 it was announced that the veterans housing program was ending. In 1953, Howard, a New York City patrolman, and his family moved east to a brand-new model home at 257-08 145 Ave in Rosedale. Four more children came along after Barbara.
Marjorie raised their children in the Roman Catholic faith, and Barbara graduated from the all-girls Dominican Commercial High School in Jamaica in 1964. She was already modeling at the age of 16 while still in high school. On a modeling trip to Italy in 1966 she met Augusto Gregorini. They fell in love and were married in 1968.
Their marriage bore two children but they divorced in 1978, a year after Bach appeared in the Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me.” She met former Beatle Ringo Starr while making another movie in 1980. They were married in 1981 and are still together to this day. Bach made no more movies after her second marriage, though she posed for Playboy in 1977, 1981, 1985 and 2008.
She’s one in a million: a Queens girl whose dream came true when she actually married a Beatle .