SPEAKING OF BOND GIRLS…
Check out this entertaining video tribute, which includes current comments from a bevy of former Bond Girls including:
Luciana Paluzzi as Fione Volpe a female executioner who becomes Bond’s chief nemesis while he is on assignment in the Bahamas in Thunderball. Per Louis Paul, my co-writer of Film Fatales, “The combination of her gutsy performance and attitude made viewers remember her performance far better than screen ingenue [and Lead Bond Girl] Claudine Auger, who seems to have been cast for appearance rather than talent.”
Trina Parks the first African-American actress to be featured in a James Bond movie, Diamonds Are Forever. To this day, the scene where Parks as the athletic five foot eight and a half-inch, bikini-clad bodyguard Thumper, who gives 007 a thrashing, is one of the most exciting fight sequences the series has to offer.
Lana Wood as the aptly named Plenty O’Toole (“Named after your father, I presume,” cracked James Bond.) Only on screen for a few scenes, the delightful Wood was able to over shadow the shrill Jill St. John who viewers were stuck with for the entire movie.