Over the course of the decades-long relationship, Bach and Starr — born Richard Starkey in 1940 — have been through a lot together. 在一个 1981 采访 花花公子, Bach shared that the couple faced a lot of negative press when they first began dating. She also didn’t expect to meet someone she would want to marry.
“We both had the same philosophy, neither one ever wanting to marry again,” 她说. “Richard already has three children, aged 10 到 13. Quite honestly, I never thought I’d be so lucky, to fall so much in love that I’d want to do the whole thing over. My family was shocked.”
在 1981, Bach and Starr got married in London and the pair have been together ever since.
So who is the actress and model married to Ringo Starr? Here’s everything to know about Barbara Bach.
She and Starr met on the set of Caveman
Bach met Starr when they were cast as love interests in the 1980 电影 Caveman. Starr later admitted that he was attracted to Bach from the moment she showed up at the airport in Los Angeles, despite the fact that they were both in relationships with other people at the time.
在她的 1981 采访 花花公子, Bach said that when the two did fall for one another, they fell hard. “A lot of garbage has been written about us, none of it interesting,” 她说. “事实是, we weren’t together until the very end of Caveman. 在职的, we got along fine, but we each had other people, our respective friends. 然后, 突然间, within a week — the last week of shooting — it just happened. We changed from friendly love to being in love.”
She attended a Beatles concert in 1965
Though Bach and Starr didn’t properly connect until 1981, they actually crossed paths 15 years earlier when Bach saw 披头士 play at New York’s Shea Stadium in 1965.
“芭芭拉, her sister Marjorie, and Joe [沃尔什] were all at Shea Stadium. He tried to marry me but he had to settle for my wife’s sister. Marjorie even had a Beatle wig on,” Starr told PEOPLE in 2017. Bach’s sister Marjorie married 乔·沃尔什, guitarist for the Eagles, 在 2008.
She wasn’t the biggest Beatles fan
While she might have attended the legendary Shea Stadium concert, Bach told PEOPLE in 1981 that she only went because her sister liked the band. “My sister Marjorie was crazy about the Beatles,” 她说. “I liked [鲍勃] 迪伦, Ray Charles 和 the Rolling Stones.”
She and Starr survived a car accident
Bach and Starr had a near-death experience in 1980 when they survived a car crash together. Starr swerved to avoid a truck, and he hit two light posts before flipping the car twice. From then on, the couple pledged to do everything together. “We decided we wouldn’t spend any time apart,” Starr said. “So far the longest break was five days, and that was too long. I want to live every minute with Barbara.”
She married Starr in 1981
夫妇 got married 在四月份 27, 1981. Along with around 70 other guests, former Beatles 麦卡特尼 和 哈里森 attended the London wedding, making for a bittersweet reunion only months after 约翰列侬 was killed. Guests were treated to an impromptu performance when McCartney began playing piano while Harrison strummed the guitar and Starr drummed on an ice bucket.
She and Starr entered rehab together
Bach and Starr entered treatment together at the Sierra Tucson Rehabilitation Clinic in 1988. Starr has been open about the impact entering treatment had on his career, 告诉人们, “I didn’t tour in the ’80s, and not a lot in the ’70s. I sort of got involved in a lot of substances and they became more important than anything else. In ’88 I ended up in rehab and in ’89 I put the first All-Starr Band together. I got back on track, and that’s what I’ve done ever since.”
The pair left rehab and changed their lives. They became vegetarians and have supported numerous organizations helping those who are struggling with substance addiction.
She was a Bond girl
Bach had been working in film for years before meeting her husband. She starred in the 1977 James Bond 电影 The Spy Who Loved Me 对面的 Roger Moore. “It was a pleasure working with Roger, 他是 a kind and good man,” Bach said when Moore died in 2017. “A true gentleman. 和平, love and condolences to his wife and family.”
She and Starr have been married for over 40 年
The couple have been together for over 40 年. 在 2015, Bach and Starr opened up to PEOPLE about their decades-long romance. Bach said there’s only one secret to their relationship: “I love the man, and that’s it.”
Starr added, “There’s no escape … I think I love Barbara as much [今天] as I did [when we met] — and I’m beyond blessed that she loves me and we’re still together.”