Who Is Micheline Roquebrune, Sean Connery's Wife?

The death of iconic Scottish actor Sean Connery's, who's best known for originating the legendary James Bond role in seven films, was announced on Saturday morning. He is survived by his wife Micheline Roquebrune and son Jason.

In a statement to the BBC, Connery's son said that his father was visited by his family in the Bahamas when he died at 90.

"We are all working at understanding this huge event as it only happened so recently, even though my dad has been unwell for some time," Jason Connery said. "A sad day for all who knew and loved my dad and a sad loss for all people around the world who enjoyed the wonderful gift he had as an actor."

Sean Connery was married to his wife for nearly 50 years.

Roquebrune was not the Bond star's first marriage. According to Closer Weekly in September, the pair met in 1970, when Connery was separated from his first wife, Australian actress Diane Cilento, who he had his son Jason with.

Roquebrune and Connery met at a golf event in Morocco. They were married in 1975 and remained together until his death. Roquebrune, a painter, was raised in Scotland, but is of French-Moroccan descent, according to The Guardian.

Heavy reported that prior to meeting Connery, Roquebrune had been married twice and has three children. She did not have children with Connery.

In a 2011 feature in U.K. tabloid The Sun, Roquebrune explained her first meeting with the actor, saying she didn't know how big of a star he was but instantly felt a connection.

"I saw this man from the back, and of course, he had a fine physique," she told the publication. "Then I dreamed I saw this man. I was in his arms. And I thought 'At last, peace'. The next day I went back to the tournament and that was that!"

Connery also spoke romantically about Roquebrune. "Micheline is an amazing woman. She is the love of my life," he told The Sun.

In The Sun profile, the pair explained that they had a language barrier when they first met, but still got along very well. The couple enjoyed golfing together.

A celebrated painter in her own right, Roquebrune's art has been exhibited in Chicago, Washington D.C., and more, according to Heavy. Her IMDb page shows that besides painting, she's also appeared in a few documentaries about Connery and James Bond. She's also listed as an additional crew member for the 1983 Bond film Never Say Never Again.

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Sean Connery and his wife Micheline Roquebrune during The 75th Annual Academy Awards - Miramax After Party at St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States. Getty/KMazur.WireImage