Ione Skye was born on this day in 1971

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SKYE (sky)

1. Ione Skye: English actress
2. An island of northwest Scotland
3. Scottish terrier
Common clues: Scottish isle; Ione of film; Actress Ione; Hebrides isle; Terrier type; Kind of terrier; Dunvegan Castle site; Terrier named for a Scottish isle
Crossword puzzle frequency: 2 times a year
Frequency in English language: 42600 / 86800
Isle of Skye

Ione Skye Leitch (born September 4, 1971 in Hertfordshire, England) is an actress. She is the daughter of singer Donovan Leitch. Her most popular performance was in the 1989 film Say Anything. She had her film debut in the dark River's Edge in 1987, and played the title character in The Rachel Papers (1989).

For a few years in the 1980s, Skye had a relationship with Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis. Kiedis's 2004 book Scar Tissue contains a nude photo of the couple. Skye was 18 when the picture was taken.

Skye's first husband, Adam Horovitz, is a member of the Beastie Boys. The couple married in 1992, separated in 1995, and divorced in 1999.

Skye had a relationship with furniture designer David Netto and they had a daughter, Kate, in December 2001.[6] The family, Skye's home in Hollywood, and Netto's apartment in New York City were featured in the February 2003 issue of Vogue magazine. The two were engaged during their on-again, off-again bi-coastal[clarification needed] relationship. Eventually they broke up.

In 2008, Skye became engaged to musician Ben Lee. On December 29, 2008, Skye and Lee were married in a Hindu wedding ceremony in India. They have a daughter, Goldie Priya Lee, who was born September 24, 2009.[10]

Skye is also a painter. She has also written a children's book called My Yiddish Vacation, published by Henry Holt and Company in May 2014.

The Isle of Skye, usually known simply as Skye (An t-Eilean Sgiathanach in Scottish Gaelic) is the largest and most northerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

Its name is of uncertain origin, but the Scots Gaelic "sgiath" meaning "winged" seems reasonable. Some legends associate the isle with the mythic figure of Scáthach.

Skye has sites showing occupation by Mesolithic hunter-gatherers, such as the site at An Corran in Staffin which appears to have been in contact with occupants of the rock shelter at Sand, Applecross on the coast of Wester Ross.

Skye has suffered famine and clearances over the latter part of the 18th century, leading to its badly depleted population of less than 10,000 at the 1991 Census. In 2001 the usually resident population was found to be 8,748.

The Skye Bridge, linking Skye with the mainland of Scotland was built in the 1990s, with an unpopularly expensive toll. Some locals formed a protest group - SKAT (Skye and Kyle Against Tolls). They refused to pay the toll on the grounds that they had the right of free passage on any highway within the Kingdom of Scotland. On 21 December 2004 it was announced that the Scottish Executive had purchased the toll bridge from its owners and that tolls were abolished.

The Skye Terrier is an old and dignified dog breed originating, as have so many terriers, in Scotland. First bred on the Isle of Skye in the Hebrides, this dog was bred to go to ground to hunt aggressive predators, such as foxes, otters, and badgers. They were the aristocrats of the farm dogs, not left out with the other herding and ratting animals, but often kept in their owners' homes, a rare privilege as most working dogs would not be allowed inside.

A statue of Greyfriar’s Bobby, a famously loyal Skye Terrier

The Skye was first popularized outside their home island in 1840s when Queen Victoria began breeding the dogs. Before then, the drop-eared variety was the most popular, but the prick-eared is now the most common, partially because of the Queen's love of the type.

The Skye Terrier is a dog of strong personal character, who responds well to the same trait in his owners. Loyal, steadfast, and sensitive, but never submissive, the Skye must respect his owner, in which case he will endlessly please, but no amount of yelling will earn that respect. Nor will exceeding affection forced upon him win his approval. A light but firm touch, especially the ability to say No, will win undying devotion. The Skye is nothing if not selective, and prefers reserved, calm people who reflect his attitude to life.

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