(April 24, 1936 – May 18, 1990) was an English actress best known for her many films with her second husband Charles Bronson
in the 1970s and her portrayal of Leila Kalomi in the Star Trek episode This Side of Paradise
She was married to David McCallum from May 11, 1957 to 1967, with whom she had three sons including their adopted son, Jason McCallum Bronson, who died of a drug overdose in 1989, which devastated Ireland and made her into something of an anti-drugs activist in the small amount of time she had left.
She was subsequently married to Bronson, with whom she had had a daughter, from October 5, 1968 (who appeared with McCallum in The Great Escape) until her death following a long battle with breast cancer in 1990 (she had been diagnosed in 1984) at the age of 54 at home in Malibu, California, survived by her husband, 3 children and her parents.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.
Jill Ireland Facts
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