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Alison Doody Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics 

 June 3, 2022

Alison Doody Quick Info
Height5 ft 9 in
Weight65 kg
Date of BirthMarch 9, 1966
Zodiac SignPisces
Eye ColorBlue

Alison Doody is an Irish actress and model who is best known for her work in films such as A View to a Kill (1985), A Prayer for the Dying (1987), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Ring of the Musketeers (1992), Major League II (1994), We Still Kill the Old Way (2014), and RRR (2022). She is also well recognized for her portrayal of characters such as Gina Heidemann in the comedy-drama British TV miniseries Selling Hitler (1991), Elizabeth Maitland in the two-part American TV miniseries King Solomon’s Mines (2004), Lucille in the medical drama Irish TV series The Clinic (2009), and Pamela Jefferson in the comedy-drama British TV series Beaver Falls (2011–2012).

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Born Name

Alison Doody

Nick Name

Alison

Alison Doody as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2018Alison Doody as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2018
Alison Doody as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2018 (Alison Doody / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Dublin, Ireland

Residence

Dublin, Ireland

Nationality

Irish

Irish

Education

Alison had attended the Mount Anville Secondary School, a Roman Catholic, voluntary all-girls school in Goatstown, a suburb of Dublin. After her high school graduation, she joined the National College of Art and Design, Ireland’s oldest art institution, also in Dublin. She had, however, dropped out, because she felt that she lacked the motivation to complete the course and that taking a year off to think about her priorities would do her a world of good.

Occupation

Actress, Model

Alison Doody as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2020Alison Doody as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2020
Alison Doody as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2020 (Alison Doody / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Patrick Doody (Associated with the Property Business, Former Farmer)
  • Mother – Joan Doody (Former Beauty Therapist)
  • Siblings – Paul Doody (Older Brother), Elaine Doody (Older Sister)
  • Others – Sir Anthony Joseph Francis ‘Tony’ O’Reilly (Ex-Father-in-Law) (Industrialist, Former Media Magnate, Former International Rugby Union Player, Inductee in the International Rugby Board‘s ‘Hall of Fame’; Led the Independent News & Media Group from 1973 to 2009; Former Chairman and CEO of the American Food Processing Company H.J. Heinz Inc.), Susan O’Reilly (née Cameron) (Ex-Mother-in-Law), Cameron O’Reilly (Ex-Brother-in-Law) (Businessman, Managing Director of the Multinational Corporation Landis+Gyr which includes the World’s Largest Electricity Metering Supplier), Ilse O’Reilly (Ex-Sister-in-Law), Elliott O’Reilly (Ex-Nephew-in-Law), Oscar O’Reilly (Ex-Nephew-in-Law), Tara O’Reilly (Ex-Niece-in-Law), Sasha O’Reilly (Ex-Niece-in-Law), Tony O’Reilly, Junior, (Ex-Brother-in-Law) (Businessman, Media Magnate, CEO of the UK and Ireland focused Geo-Energy Transition Company dCarbonX; Former CEO of the Irish Oil and Gas Exploration Company Providence Resources PLC; Former Chairman and CEO of the Irish Zinc Mining company Arcon), Robin Rafford (Ex-Sister-in-Law), Grey-Alexandra O’Reilly (Ex-Niece-in-Law), Miles O’Reilly (Ex-Nephew-in-Law), Tony O’Reilly (Ex-Nephew-in-Law), Susan Wildman (Ex-Sister-in-Law), Justine O’Reilly (Ex-Sister-in-Law), Caroline Dempsey (Ex-Sister-in-Law)
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Manager

She is represented by Creative Artists Management (CAM), Talent Management Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.

Net Worth

Alison Doody’s net worth had been $25 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175.5 cm

Weight

65 kg or 143.5 lbs

Alison Doody as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2021Alison Doody as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2021
Alison Doody as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2021 (Alison Doody / Instagram)

Boyfriend / Spouse

Alison has dated –

  1. Gavin O’Reilly (1994–2006) – Alison got married to a Dublin-born businessman with Irish and Australian citizenship, Gavin O’Reilly, on June 25, 1994. The wedding ceremony took place at his family’s residence, Castlemartin, a historic house and estate on the banks of the River Liffey in Kilcullen, County Kildare, Ireland. Alison and Gavin have 2 daughters together named Alanna O’Reilly (b. 1996) and Lauren O’Reilly (b. 1999). The couple had parted ways in 2004 and got divorced in 2006. Gavin is the executive chairman of The New European, a weekly Euro-centric publication based in London. He is the chairman of Red Flag Consulting, a specialist communications and consulting group; and Axate, a digital payment solution for published content. He is also the former president of the World Association of Newspapers (2005–2011).
  2. Douglas De Jager (2011-2012) – She met Cape Town-based business tycoon Douglas De Jager in 2011 while she was filming for the TV series Beaver Falls in South Africa. They began dating soon after but kept their relationship quite low-key. They were together until Douglas’ untimely death due to a heart attack in July 2012.
  3. Tadgh Geary (2012-2015) – Alison started dating businessman Tadgh Geary in late 2012. They got engaged in October 2014 in Paris but had parted ways by 2015.
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Race / Ethnicity

White

She is of Irish descent.

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Slender frame
  • Center-parted, long, straight, hair
  • Affable smile
  • Gleaming face

Brand Endorsements

Alison was made the spokeswoman for L’Oréal USA, the American subsidiary of the French personal care company L’Oréal (the world’s largest cosmetics company) in 1990, on a 2-year contract, replacing American actress, singer, and former model Cybill Shepherd.

She has also been featured in TV commercials for Dr Pepper, an American carbonated soft drink.

Alison Doody as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2017Alison Doody as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2017
Alison Doody as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2017 (Alison Doody / Instagram)

Alison Doody Facts

  1. Alison’s career kicked off accidentally after she had dropped out of the National College of Art and Design. She was sitting in a café with some friends when she was approached by a still photographer who offered her a modeling job.
  2. She accepted the offer as she needed some pocket money. She had strictly avoided modeling n*de, a clause that she would extend to her acting career. Her modeling contracts led to commercial work which took her around the world.
  3. A casting director later suggested she try out acting and she was sent to London when she was about 19 years old. There, she aced an audition to appear in the upcoming James Bond film titled A View to a Kill (1985). She portrayed the character of Bond girl Jenny Flex in the film and became one of the youngest actresses to have been featured in a James Bond film.
  4. She had turned down the iconic role of Catherine Tramell (eventually played by American actress, producer, and former fashion model Sharon Stone) in the 1992 neo-noir er*tic thriller film Basic Instinct.
  5. In 2000, she had settled a libel action against the Mirror Newspaper Group of Dublin based on the publication of a 1999 article that claimed that she had appeared n*de or partially n*de on screen. She was offered an apology by the media group and an undisclosed amount of money before the court began proceedings which settled the case.
  6. Renowned New Zealand film director Peter Jackson had personally offered Alison the role of Éowyn in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). She had declined the role due to her impending pregnancy which would have been a major issue with the 18-month on-location production that those movies required. The role eventually went to Australian actress Miranda Otto.
  7. She is an amateur painter and has occasionally designed glassware for Waterford Crystal, an Irish company that is part of her ex-husband Gavin O’Reilly’s business empire.
  8. In November 2018, she was honored with the ‘Almería, Tierra de Cine’ (Almería, Land of Cinema) award. She also received a ‘Star’ on the Almeria Walk of Fame. Almería is a city in southeastern Spain.
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