Birth name: Thomas Connery.
Born: August 25 1930 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Star sign: Virgo.
Parents: Father was a truck driver and mother a charwoman. Sean has one brother.
Education: Left school aged 13.
Previous jobs: Milk delivery boy to help support his family. At 15 he joined the Navy for 12-year stint but was discharged because of stomach ulcers. Bricklayer, labourer, steel bender, cement mixer, lifeguard, coffin polisher and artist's model (posing semi-nude at Edinburgh Art College). Bodybuilding became his main occupation and landed him modelling jobs. Love life: Married to French-Moroccan portrait painter Micheline Roquebrune since 1975. Married to Australian-born actress Diane Cilento from 1962 to 1963. They had one son, Jason (1963).
Awards: Received a Knighthood in 1999, Cecil B DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1996, Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for The Untouchables in 1987.
Trivia: He wanted to become a professional soccer player as a teenager.In 1953, he entered the Mr Universe contest, finishing third in the tall man's division. Sean wears a toupee in all the James Bond movies. He started losing his hair at the age of 21.