JILL IRELAND Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Jill Ireland                                                                   
Born: 24 April 1936                                                                   
Died: 18 May 1990                                                                     
Jill Ireland (April 24, 1936 – May 18, 1990) was an English actress.               
Born in London, England, Ireland was best known for her many films with her           
second husband, Charles Bronson, in the 1970s, and for her portrayal of Leila         
Kalomi in the Star Trek episode "This Side of Paradise".                             
She was married to Scottish actor David McCallum from May 11, 1957 to 1967 and       
worked opposite him in the Man From U.N.C.L.E. episode; "The Quadripartite           
Affair" (season 1, episode 3 - 1964) and again four weeks later in episode 7; "The   
Giuoco Piano Affair". She came back a third time in "The Tigers Are Coming           
Affair" (episode 37 in 1965). They had three sons, including their adopted son,       
Jason McCallum, who died of a drug overdose in 1989. His death devastated             
Ireland and made her into an anti-drug activist during the last year of her life.     
She subsequently married Charles Bronson, who had appeared with McCallum in The       
Great Escape, and had a daughter with him. They remained married from October 5,     
1968 until her death.                                                                 
Ireland was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1984, which finally claimed her life     
in May 1990. Ireland, who was 54, died at her home in Malibu, California. She         
was survived by her husband, three children, and her parents.                         
For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Jill Ireland has a star on       
the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6751 Hollywood Boulevard.