The Alfie star was blown away when he saw his future bride, Guyanese-born beauty Shakira Baksh, in a coffee commercial in 1971. He decided on the spot to track her down and make her his own.
“I saw this lady on the television in a commercial and fell in love instantly,” the two-time Oscar winner recalled.
With no clue as to who she was, Caine told a friend he’d leave immediately for South America — because he mistakenly believed she was Brazilian.
Excited by his plan, he and a couple of pals went out to celebrate at a disco where he told another buddy about the gorgeous stunner he was off to chase in Brazil the next day.
But the friend set the now 85-year-old actor straight.
“He said, ‘Michael, she’s not Brazilian, she is Indian. And she lives on the Fulham Road right here in London!’” Caine laughed.
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The Get Carter star sought Baksh out the next day, and within two years he was married to the model — who’s now 71 and still his life partner!
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