Born 1936 in London, English actress and singer Jill Ireland began acting in the mid-1950s with small roles in films including Simon and Laura (1955) and Three Men in a Boat (1956).
In 1957, Ireland married actor David McCallum after the couple met while working on the film Hell Drivers (1957). Later, they appeared together in five episodes of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: “The Quadripartite Affair” (season 1, episode 3, 1964), “The Giuoco Piano Affair” (season 1, episode 7, 1964), “The Tigers Are Coming Affair” (season 2, episode 8, 1965), “The Five Daughters Affair” (season 3, episodes 28 & 29, 1967). They divorced in 1967.
In 1968, Ireland married Charles Bronson. She had met him when he and McCallum were filming The Great Escape (1963). Together they had a daughter, Zuleika, and adopted a daughter, Katrina. They remained married until Ireland’s death in 1990.
In 1990, Ireland died of breast cancer at her home in Malibu, California. For her contribution to the film industry, Jill Ireland has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6751 Hollywood Boulevard.
Take a look at these gorgeous photos to see the beauty of young Jill Ireland in the 1950s and 1960s.