Maryam D'Abo Movies and Career Information
Dec 27, 1960
Actor and Writer
Maryam d'Abo (born 27 December 1960) is an English film and television actress, best known as Bond girl Kara Milovy in the 1987 James Bond film The Living Daylights. Born in London to a Georgian mother Nino Kvinitadze (born in 1920) and Dutch father Peter Claude Holland d'Abo (born on 7 October 1917 and married in 1956), d'Abo was raised in Paris and Geneva. She decided to be an actress at the age of 11. She studied at Drama Centre London, while working as a model in commercials. In 1983, she made her screen debut in the successful low-budget science fiction horror film Xtro, playing Analise Mercier, a French au pair, who becomes a human incubator for an alien. Xtro was briefly vilified as a so-called video nasty, but in fact it was granted an uncut video certificate by the BBFC. In 1985, she made a brief appearance as 'French girlfriend' in White Nights. In 1987, she starred in The Living Daylights as Kara Milovy, the sweet and vulnerable Czechoslovakian cellist and sniper who falls for James Bond. As a tie-in with the film, she also appeared in a Bond themed Playboy cover and multi-page pictorial in the September 1987 edition, but later said "I wouldn't do those pictures now...