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Jill Ireland was born Jill Dorothy Ireland on April 24, 1936, in London, England, to a wine merchant, Jack Ireland, and his wife, Dorothy, who were fated to outlive their daughter. She had a brother who also survived her. Young Jill started her entertainment career at age 16 as a dancer, and made her credited screen debut in 1955, in Michael Powell's Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955), after a bit part in another movie. Two years later, she married actor David McCallum, whom she met on March 28, 1957, and co-starred in the Stanley Baker action picture, Hell Drivers (1957). In the mid-1960s, they moved to the United States so McCallum could star as agent "Ilya Kuryakin" in the TV series, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964). She got steady work on American television and would co-star with her husband in five episode of the series in 1964, 1965 and 1967. Ireland divorced McCallum, with whom she had three sons, in 1967. The following year, she married Charles Bronson, who was several years away from co

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