Cassandra Harris

Active - 1978 - 1981  |   Born - Dec 15, 1948 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia  |   Died - Dec 28, 1991   |   Genres - Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Spy Film

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Australian-born actress Cassandra Harris was perhaps better known as the first wife of actor Pierce Brosnan. Harris's most recognizable role -- outside of Australia, of course -- came via her portrayal of Countess Lisl in the 1981 James Bond film For Your Eyes Only. Her association with the Bond franchise would later prove tragically ironic when Brosnan assumed the role of James Bond in Goldeneye (1995), nearly four years after Harris died after a long battle with ovarian cancer.

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  • Moved to London at age 19 to act with the National Theatre.
  • Introduced to future husband Pierce Brosnan by a mutual friend in London in the mid-1970s. 
  • Best known for her role as Countess Lisl in the 1981 James Bond film For Your Eyes Only.
  • Introduced Brosnan to Bond producer Albert "Cubby" Broccoli, eventually leading to his stint as 007.
  • Appeared in a recurring role opposite Brosnan in Remington Steele, from 1982 to '85.
  • Became ill while in India with her children and Brosnan, who was filming The Deceivers in 1987; diagnosed with ovarian cancer upon her return to England.