Alison Doody is an Irish actress and model who is known for playing the role of Lady Scott in the Telugu film RRR (2022).
Alison Doody was born on Wednesday, 9 March 1966 (age 56 years; as of 2022) in Dublin, Ireland. Her zodiac sign is Pisces. She attended Mount Anville Secondary School, Dublin. Later, she got herself admitted to the National College of Art and Design, Dublin but left the college after completing the first year.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Blonde
Eye Colour: Grey
Figure Measurements (approx.): 36-24-36
Parents & Siblings
Alison’s father’s name is Patrick, who worked in the property business. Her mother’s name is Joan, who worked as a beauty therapist. She has two siblings.
Husband & Children
On 25 June 1994, Alison got married Gavin O’Reilly who is the CEO of Independent News & Media, but they got divorced in 2004.
They have two daughters, Alanna O’Reilly and Lauren O’Reilly.
Alison was in a relationship with Douglas De Jager, who was a packaging tycoon and died in 2012.
In 2014, she got engaged to Tadhg Geary, who is a businessman, but their engagement broke due to some reasons.
Alison started her acting career in 1985 with the film A View to a Kill and played the role of Jenny Flex.
She appeared in various other films including The Secret Garden (1987), Duel of Hearts (1991), Major League II (1994), The Rapture (2010), and The Rising Hawk (2019).
She made her debut on television with the show Deceptions in 1985 and played the role of a waitress.
She was featured in other television shows including Campaign (1988), The Jim Henson Hour (1989), King Solomon’s Mines (2004), The Clinic (2009), and Beaver Falls (2011-2012).
She was featured on the talk show Wogan in 1990.
She has featured in many popular talk shows like Entertainment Tonight (2003), The Hollywood Greats (2006), Xposé (2008), and The Late Late Show (2009).
- In 2018, she won Almería Tierra de Cine Award.
- In 2018, she received a star on the Almeria Walk of Fame.
- When Alison was young, a photographer approached her and offered her to become a model. After completing some projects, she pursued commercial modelling professionally. During her career as a model and actor, she always avoided doing nude scenes.
- She was featured in the commercial for various brands like Dr Pepper and L’Oreal.
- She appeared in the documentaries Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy (2003) and Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde (2004).
- In 2019, she posted a picture on Instagram through which she announced her entry into the Indian cinema by playing the role of Lady Scott in the Telugu film RRR, which was released in 2022.
- In 1985, she became the youngest to play the role of a Bond girl (a character who is a love interest or female companion of James Bond) in the film A View to a Kill.
- In 2016, in an interview, she talked about the time when she left acting in 1994 to look after her daughters. She said that she used to feel sad and depressed. She further added,
I got so depressed at times. I was struggling not working. Once you have worked and you’re independent, it’s hard to give up that independence. It’s great being a mum, it’s fulfilling, but you need an outlet.”
- In an interview, she said that she was unhappy with her marriage even after being married to a rich man after which she decided to divorce him after many years of being married. She further added,
I have had the great fortune of being able to go to wonderful places and do lots of shopping in places like Brown Thomas but that it is not what it is all about. I say it to my girls. It is not about wealth. You cannot buy happiness. And I know it is cliche to say it, I say it to my two children every single day, I would much rather them meet somebody who is going to look after them and mind them and be a friend to them and a great partner.”
- In 2018, she took to Instagram and posted a picture with Nelson Mandela.
- Apart from acting, she has featured on the cover of several magazines.
- She is often spotted drinking wine on various occasions.
- She likes to travel a lot, and she often posts pictures of her vacations on social media.
- She is a passionate animal lover and often posts pictures of them on social media.
- She regularly hits the gym and often posts pictures of her workout on social media.