Although Maryam was born in London, her father was Dutch and her mother Georgian. She grew up in Paris, France, and Geneva, Switzerland, so she speaks French well and also knows some German.
In 2000, she was reported to be dating the Oscar-winning film director Hugh Hudson, and…more
She is a first cousin of the singer Mike d'Abo, whose daughter Olivia d'Abo is also an actress.
Maryam appears as Gladys in a new movie version of Dorian Gray, now in production and due for release in 2009.
She studied for an acting career at the Drama Centre, London, paying her way by working as a model in commercials.
Although nearly all her work is in English, Maryam has also occasionally acted in productions in French, a language she has spoken well since childhood.
She has said she has a "fear of explosions". But this can hardly count as a phobia!
Maryam grew up mainly in Paris and Geneva.
Maryam appeared as Queen Rosalind in Catherine Cyran's movie The Prince & Me 2, released in February 2006.
Maryam is a 'Bond Girl' - she played Kara Milovy, James Bond's cello-playing Russian girlfriend in The Living Daylights (1987). She also later wrote, produced and presented Bond Girls Are Forever (2002).
Maryam's first language is English, but she speaks French well and can also get by in German and Dutch.
Maryam is half Dutch and half Georgian, but she was born in London.
Maryam d'Abo: (of 'The Living Daylights') It took three days to film our escape in the cello case. It was scariest for me because I felt out of control, and I was the one steering and controlling the speed.
Maryam d'Abo: You should be a Bond leading lady only once, though I would love to appear now as a villain.
Maryam d'Abo: I'm happier being part of the development process and seeing an idea come to life on screen. It's the kind of professional anonymity behind the scenes I wanted, but failed completely to get, after Bond.