First Bond Girl Dies
July 24, 2011 by Post Team
First Bond Girl Dies, The actress Linda Christian, the first woman to play the “Bond girl” has died at the age of 87. Born Blanca Rosa Welter, Christian left her native Mexico in 1923 in search of an acting career in the U.S. she died fighting a long battle with colon cancer, according to NBC. She belonged to a prominent family and followed her father, oil magnate from around the world.
Christian, who was able to speak seven languages, had won several beauty pageants before she became famous in Hollywood as the “anatomic bomb” because of her curves.
Christian played the love interest the first secret agent 007 in James Bond film for the first time an adaptation of the first book, ‘Casino Royale’ in 1954. His opposite Barry Nelson was the only American to submit Bond. It was her marriage to Hollywood A-Lister Tyrone in 1949 he helped launch a career. Two daughters Romina Power Taryn Power, and eight grandchildren survive Christian.
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