From “O” To “007”!
Meet Corinne Clery – who went from not”O”rious to 007! Some of the best “Bond girls” from the past were outstanding Actresses with a fascinating body of work – and Clery is no different!
Cléry first came to prominence in the controversial movie “The Story of O” in 1975. The original book was published decades early, and is a notorious erotic novel about submission – the “50 Shades Of Gray” of its time…
She also modelled for the cover of French magazine Lui – holding a huge copy of the novel upon which the film is based! She was one of the most popular models in the 70’s…
A “Bond Girl” Too!
Cléry is also noted for playing Bond girl Corinne Dufour, antagonist Hugo Drax’s assistant, in the 1979 James Bond film “Moonraker.”
More Bond Connections!
She also starred with another Bond girl, Barbara Bach (who played Anya Amasova in “The Spy Who Loved Me”) and another Bond villain Richard Kiel (who played Bond villain Jaws) in the 1979 film “The Humanoid”.
Corinne graced the cover of many magazines in the 70’s, including one of Playboys international editions…and she was fearless in her movie choices, including this brutal thriller from 1977:
“Hitch Hike” also stars Franco Nero, and is an intense thriller about a couple who pick up the wrong hitchhiker…it’s a European film, and some of the foreign advertising was shocking for its time!
“Hitch Hike” is a great action film from he 70’s, but is full of graphic sexuality, including many shots of Clery like this:
You can read more about this obscure thriller by clicking here:
One of Clery’s later roles was in the 1983 film “Yor, the Hunter from the Future” –
Clery hasn’t made a film in more than twenty years, but managed to achieve iconic status for her wide range of great work – in some very controversial movies…
Let me know how many of her films you’ve seen, and bravo to her for a terrific body of work!
If you want to see more “Bond girls”, how about this terrific Actress?
Caroline Munro was a great “Bond girl”, and you can see her great body of work here:
Of course, the first “Bond girl” set the standard for great performances in 007 films:
Ursula Andress set the standard when she stepped out of the ocean in “Dr. No”…read all about her work here:
Let me know your favorite Bond girl!
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