The actress Jane Asher was born on April 4, 1946 and is best known as one-time girlfriend of Beatle Paul McCartney. Her brother, Peter Asher, was a record producer and part of the pop duo of Peter and Gordon in the 1960s. The duo's biggest hit was a song written by Paul McCartney (attributed to Lennon-McCartney on the label) called "World Without Love."
Asher had a five-year relationship with McCartney, beginning in 1963. The couple was engaged in 1967. She accompanied the Beatles to India to study meditation with the Maharishi in March of 1968. Asher terminated the engagement with McCartney later in 1968 after returning from a trip to find McCartney in bed with another woman. The woman, Francie Schwartz, claimed that she and McCartney were no longer emotionally involved at the time of Asher's discovery, but by July of 1968, Jane told the press that the engagement was off. She is one of the few members of the Beatles' inner circle not to have publisher her own memoir about that period in her life.
McCartney stayed at the Asher home at 57 Wimpole Street from 1964 to 1966 and composed several songs at the residence, the most famous being "Yesterday."
Asher had great success in acting, appearing in such films and TV series as Alfie, Rumpole of the Bailey, Brideshead Revisited, Dr. Who, and many more. She is also the author of three bestselling novels. She currently runs a successful business making party cakes.
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