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Ex-Bond girl Alison goes back to school

FORMER Bond girl Alison Doody took a trip down memory lane when she paid a visit to her old school, Mount Anville, yesterday.

The stylish actress attended the launch of the college's new permanent exhibition Hearts + Minds.

Alison (46) has often said her passion for the arts was sparked at Mount Anville and she was happy to return.

The exhibition celebrates the school's 160th anniversary and charts the contribution the Society of the Sacred Heart has made to women's education.


Alison shot to fame in 1985 after playing Jenny Flex in A View To A Kill. She went on to star alongside Harrison Ford as Nazi seductress Dr Elsa Schneider in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Dublin native Alison is just one of many socialites, actresses and stars to have passed through the gates of the prestigious school.

Former President Mary Robinson was a pupil, as was American ambassador to the UN Samantha Power and Secretary-General of the European Commission Catherine Day. TV3 stars Sybil Mulcahy and Lisa Cannon also attended the school in Dublin 14.

Since her high-profile roles, Alison has starred in TV series including RTE's The Clinic and comedy drama Beaver Falls. The Grace Kelly lookalike is currently dating businessman Tadhg Geary.