Mary is now married and living in Los Angeles, but was, in the late 1970s, a girl-friend of Manchester United and Northern Ireland footballer, George Best.
Her first screen appearance came six years later in the James Bond film Octopussy (1983) as one of the 17 'Octopussy Girls'. Beautiful and athletic, they are part of smuggler Octopussy's travelling circus.
A second Bond film part followed two years later when mary Stavin played the part of MI6 agent, Kimberley Jones, in A View To A Kill (1985). She appears only briefly near the beginning, for just one scene with Roger Moore.
Mary Stavin's other roles have included Tanya in the horror-comedy House (1986), Katie Thatcher in the similarly named Open House (1987) and as Heba in a couple of episodes of the TV series Twin Peaks.