Maryam d’Abo

Maryam d’Abo Biography

Maryam d'Abo as Kara Milovy

Maryam d’Abo is a British actress best known for her role as Bond girl Kara Milovy in the 1987 film The Living Daylights.

Born in London to Georgian and Anglo-Dutch parents, she was raised in Paris and Geneva and began acting at the age of 13. She has also appeared in Xtro (1982), Until September (1984), White Nights (1985), Arthur the King (1985), Something is Out There (1988), Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less (1990), Leon the Pig Farmer (1992), The Browning Version (1994), and Timelock (1996).

She wrote the book “Bond Girls Are Forever” (2002) with John Cork and produced the documentary “Bond Girls Are Forever”. In 2009, she appeared in the British period fantasy-thriller “Dorian Gray”.


As well as acting, Maryam d’Abo is a model, documentary filmmaker, and author. In 2002, she co-wrote the book Bond Girls Are Forever with John Cork, which is a tribute to the women who have played the role of a Bond girl. The book was inspired by the documentary of the same name which d’Abo produced and appeared in, along with other Bond girls, including interviews with Ursula Andress and Jill St. John among others.

The documentary was initially aired on the American AMC network in 2002 and was later included as a bonus feature with the DVD release of Die Another Day. In 2006, an updated version of the documentary was released, which included interviews with cast from Casino Royale.

In 2004, Maryam d’Abo wrote and co-produced the documentary film Bearing Witness, which was directed by Barbara Kopple and Marijana Wotton. In 2009, d’Abo had a supporting role in the British fantasy-thriller Dorian Gray and appeared in the Indian film Tigers in 2014.

Maryam d’Abo has also modeled for JD Williams’ AW 15 collection. She is the cousin of Mike d’Abo, a singer, and member of the 1960s group Manfred Mann and is first cousin once removed of actress Olivia d’Abo, who she lived with in 1988 in LA. In November 2003, Maryam d’Abo married Chariots of Fire director Hugh Hudson.