Connery was married to Cilento from 1962 to 1973; the couple had a son together, actor Jason Connery in 1963.
The couple met while they performed in the BBC production of Eugene O'Neill's play Anna Christie. Cilento reportedly let her acting career decline after her marriage to Connery.
Cilento doubled for Connery’s co-star Mie Hama in You Only Live Twice as Hama was indisposed. The divorce was allegedly linked to the enormous toll that Connery playing Bond took on their lives and their marriage.
On 8th October 2011, Cilento sadly died at age 78.