EXCLUSIVE: Mel's Mistress - The REAL Oksana Identified

Apr. 16 2009, Published 10:40 a.m. ET

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So many Oksanas, so little time.

Four - count 'em, four - Oksana's have been "identified" by various news outlets as Mel Gibson's secret mistress. One, Oksana Pochepa, even gave an interview to a London newspaper professing her love for Mad Mel and talking about their "relationship."

Click here for more pictures of Oksana Grigorieva.

But only can end the guessing game and reveal the identity of the woman who was caught in a passionate embrace with Mel earlier this year in Costa Rica. Photographs of that clinch, which first appeared on, apparently infuriated Mel's wife Robyn who filed for divorce after they were published.

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Click here to see the exclusive photos of Passionate Mel caught with his girlfriend.

The Oksana in the photographs with Mel is Oksana Grigorieva, former girlfriend of James Bond star Timothy Dalton. Grigorieva and Dalton have a child together.

Unlike Oksana Pochepa, who claimed to be Mel's mistress in an interview earlier this week, the real Oksana hasn't said a word publicly about their relationship.

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But can now reveal Grigorieva is not only the beauty in the Costa Rica photos, but also was photographed with Mel last year on a movie set in Boston. She was briefly married at 19, eventually attended the Royal College of Music in London and both her parents are music teachers. She was raised in a small town about 400 miles east of Moscow and married Nicholas Rowland in 1992.

After several years in London, Oksana went to a movie premiere and met Dalton. They became romantically involved and had a child together but never married.

She had managed to keep a low profile for years until's exclusive photos of Married Mel's intimate embrace with a woman set off a guessing game about her identity.

Consider the mystery officially solved!



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