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Quick Facts
Born:
April 24,
London, England
Ethnicity:
Caucasian

Jill Dorothy Ireland was an English actress, best known for her many films with her second husband, Charles Bronson.

Born in London, England, Ireland was the daughter of a wine importer. She began acting in the mid-1950s with bit parts in films including Simon and Laura and Three Men in a Boat. In 1957, Ireland married actor David McCallum. The couple starred opposite each other in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. episode "The Quadripartite Affair" and again four weeks later in episode 7, "The Giuoco Piano Affair". She came back a third time in "The Tigers Are Coming Affair" and a fourth in the two-part episode The Five Daughters Affair. They had three sons, Paul, Valentine, and their adopted son, Jason McCallum, who died of a drug overdose in 1989, six months before Ireland's own death. McCallum and Ireland divorced in 1967.

In 1968, Ireland married Charles Bronson. She had first met him when he and McCallum were filming The Great Escape some years earlier. Together they had a daughter, Zuleika, and adopted a daughter, Katrina. They remained married until Ireland's death in 1990.

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