Shakira Caine in 1974
23 February 1947
|Occupation||Former model and actress|
|Spouse(s)||Michael Caine (m. 1973)|
|Awards||Miss Guyana title|
Life and career
She was born in British Guiana (now Guyana). Her mother was a dressmaker, and she aspired to follow in her footsteps and become a fashion designer. While working as a secretary, her employer urged her to enter the Miss Guyana contest, which she won. At the age of 19, she came third in the 1967 Miss World contest, held in London, where she stayed to launch a career in modelling.
After seeing Baksh in a television advertisement for Maxwell House coffee, British actor Michael Caine became obsessed with finding the woman he considered to be "the most beautiful... he had ever seen." The couple were married in Las Vegas on 8 January 1973, and have one daughter, Natasha.
Baksh appeared in several films in the 1970s, including Carry On Again Doctor, Son of Dracula and, with her husband, John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King. She also appeared in two episodes of the science fiction TV series UFO.
- IMDb Biography
- "Important Dates in the Life of Sir Michael Caine". michaelcaine.com. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
- Webber 2005, p. 34
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