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Also Known As: Died: May 18, 1990
Born: April 24, 1936 Cause of Death: breast cancer
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor, writer, producer, dancer

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Attractive blonde professional dancer turned actor who made her screen debut in 1955. Ireland has often been paired with actor/husband Charles Bronson and was formerly married to actor David McCallum. Late in life she attracted considerable attention and respect for her lengthy and courageous battle with breast cancer, as well as with her other personal and family misfortunes.

Attractive blonde professional dancer turned actor who made her screen debut in 1955. Ireland has often been paired with actor/husband Charles Bronson and was formerly married to actor David McCallum. Late in life she attracted considerable attention and respect for her lengthy and courageous battle with breast cancer, as well as with her other personal and family misfortunes.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Caught (1987) Janet Devon
2.
 Assassination (1987) Lara Royce Craig
3.
 Death Wish II (1982) Geri Nichols
4.
5.
 Love And Bullets (1979) Jackie Pruitt
6.
 From Noon Till Three (1976) Amanda Starbuck
7.
 Street Fighter (1975) Lucy
8.
 Breakout (1975) Ann Wagner
9.
 Breakheart Pass (1975) Marcia Scoville
10.
 Hard Times (1975) Lucy
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Milestones close milestones

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Studied dance as a child
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Began performing as a professional dancer at age 15
1955:
First feature, appeared as a dancer, "Oh, Rosalinda"
1956:
Feature acting debut, "Three Men in a Boat"
1957:
Paired with first husband David McCallum, "Hell Drivers"
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Put under contract at Rank studios; appeared in British TV and feature productions
1962:
Relocated to Hollywood CA
1966:
US TV series debut, "Shane"
1968:
First collaboration opposite soon-to-be husband Charles Bronson, "Villa Rides"
1980:
TV-movie debut, "The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything"
1984:
First served as associate producer on the Bronson vehicle, "The Evil That Men Do"
1987:
Last feature appearance with Bronson; cast also included son Paul McCallum, "Assassination"
1987:
Final feature, "Caught"
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Companions close complete companion listing

husband:
David McCallum. Actor. Married in 1957; divorced in 1967.
husband:
Charles Bronson. Actor. Married from 1968 until her death.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Jack Ireland. Survived her.
mother:
Dorothy Ireland. Survived her.
son:
Jason McCallum Bronson. Died of heroin overdose in 1989 at aged 27; adopted in 1962 with David McCallum, later adopted by Charles Bronson.
son:
Paul McCallum. Actor. Survived her; father, David McCallum.
son:
Valentine McCallum. Guitarist. Survived her; father, David McCallum.
step-daughter:
Suzanne Bronson. Survived her; father, Charles Bronson.
step-son:
Tony Bronson. Survived her; father, Charles Bronson.
step-daughter:
Zuleika Bronson. Survived her; father, Charles Bronson.
daughter:
Katrina Holden. Survived her; father, Charles Bronson.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Life Lines"
"Life Wish"

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