First Bond girl Linda Christian dies aged 87Breaking News
Actress Linda Christian, a 1940s Hollywood starlet who went on to become the first Bond girl, has died aged 87.
She died last Friday in Palm Desert, California, after suffering from colon cancer, her daughter said.
Christian starred as Vesper Lynd, the love interest of James Bond in the first TV adaptation of Ian Fleming's debut novel, Casino Royale, in 1954.
The actress's curvaceousness led Life magazine to nickname her the "anatomic bomb."
Born Blanca Rosa Welter in Mexico, Christian was discovered by Errol Flynn in Acapulco before pursuing an acting career in Los Angeles and eventually signing a contract with MGM.
She made her film debut alongside Danny Kaye in the 1944 musical comedy Up In Arms....
comments powered by Disqus
- U.S. Planned for Military Occupation of Cuba
- New picture emerges of Mata Hari, who faced firing squad 100 years ago
- Massive section of Western Wall and Roman theater uncovered after 1,700 years
- Fight over national monuments intensifies
- Martin Luther: Reluctant reformer who rocked Christianity 500 years ago
- Historian Keri Leigh Merritt defends activist scholars
- Historian digs into the hidden world of Mormon finances
- A historian who became a business professor?
- Allan Lichtman's response to critics of his book that makes the case for Trump’s impeachment
- "Do We Have To Fight Nazis Again?” asks historian Paul Ortiz