Jill Ireland(1936-1990), Actress
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Ireland trained as a dancer and first performed professionally aged fifteen. She made her screen debut as a dancer in Oh, Rosalinda! (1955) and made over fifteen further films for Rank Studios. In 1962 she moved to Hollywood where she continued to make films and also appeared a number of television series including The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Her second husband was the actor Charles Bronson whom she married in 1968 and with whom she appeared in a number of films including Breakheart Pass (1975) and Love and Bullets (1979). After being diagnosed with breast cancer Ireland wrote two books on dealing with the disease.
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