Paul McCartney and his ex-girlfriend, the English actress Jane Asher, had a passionate and tumultuous 5-year relationship, and the evolution of their relationship can be traced through the Beatles-era songs McCartney wrote about her. We explore songs such as "I'm Looking Through You", "And I Love Her", "We Can Work It Out', and many others.


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Footage of the interior of the Asher family's home (57 Wimpole Street, London), where Paul McCartney lived with Jane Asher from 1963 until 1966.

In 1964, Jane Asher starred in the film The Masque of the Red Death, alongside Vincent Price.

In 1966, Jane Asher co-starred in the film Alfie with Michael Caine.

A March 1968 interview with Paul and Jane immediately following their return from mediating in India with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.  Four months later, in July 1968, Jane announced to the media that she and Paul had broken up.

Today, Jane Asher continues to act. She is also an author, and she has a successful cooking accessories business: