"It seemed to go more with my image than Tom or Tommy," he recalled.
"Sean Connery" was thus listed as a chorus member in the Connery liked the reputation of being a rugged ladies' man.
At first Cilento felt nothing for her cast mate except friendship: "He seemed like a man with a tremendous chip on his shoulder," she remarked.
In 1959, just as Connery's career was taking off, Cilento contracted tuberculosis, and the actor realized how devastated he would be if he lost her.
But if people hadn't liked what I was doing, I'd probably be delivering milk today—and I never forget that.”Academy Award-winning Scottish actor Sean Connery is best known for playing 007 in the early 'James Bond' spy movies. The son of Joe, a truck driver, and Euphamia, a laundress, Connery had a modest upbringing in a neighborhood known as "the street of a thousand smells" for the stench of the local rubber mill and several breweries that filled the air.
He has also starred in films like 'Robin and Marian,' 'The Name of the Rose,' 'The Untouchables,' 'The Hunt for Red October' and 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.'Sean Connery was born on August 25, 1930, in Fountainbridge, Scotland. His home was a two-room flat where the infant slept in a bureau drawer because his parents couldn't afford a crib.
He turned down a big break in the Charlton Heston film (1967) followed.