About this actor
Lois Cleveland Chiles (born April 15, 1947) is an American actress and former fashion model known for her role as Dr. Holly Goodhead in the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker. Chiles was born in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Barbara Wayne Kirkland and Marion Clay Chiles, who was the brother of oil tycoon and Texas Rangers owner Eddie Chiles. She has a deceased brother, Clay Kirkland Chiles, and a living brother, William Edmonds Chiles, president and CEO of Bristow Group, Inc. Chiles was raised in Alice, Texas. She received her education at the University of Texas at Austin and the former Finch College in New York City, where she was discovered by a Glamour editor looking for a young woman to feature on the cover of the magazine's annual college issue. She landed the job and soon had contracts with Wilhelmina Models in New York and Elite Models in Paris. Later, she studied acting under Roy London. In the early 1970s, Chiles enjoyed a successful modeling career. She made her big-screen...