Claudine Auger, a French actress greatest identified for her work because the Bond lady Domino within the 1965 James Bond film “Thunderball” reverse Sean Connery, has died. She was 78.
The official James Bond Twitter account shared the information of her passing Friday.
“It’s with great sadness we have learnt that Claudine Auger, who played Domino Derval in ‘Thunderball” (1965), has handed away on the age of 78,” @007 mentioned in a press release. “Our thoughts are with her family and friends.”
Auger, born Claudine Oger, was a French star who first gained the Miss France pageant in 1958 and was the runner up for Miss World that very same 12 months. She studied dramatic performing on the Conservatory in Paris and made her uncredited movie debut in 1958 in a movie referred to as “Christine.” She was then found by the French auteur Jean Cocteau and appeared in his movie “Testament of Orpheus” in 1960. She would later star in movies resembling “The Iron Mask” and “In the French Style.”
Though the a part of Domino was initially written as an Italian lady, Auger met “Thunderball” producer Kevin McClory whereas on trip in Nassau, and McClory rewrote the half to raised match Auger’s strengths.
Since her Bond days, Auger turned a much bigger star in European cinema, together with in movies and reveals resembling “Fantastica” and “The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.”
It’s with nice disappointment we have now learnt that Claudine Auger, who performed Domino Derval in THUNDERBALL (1965), has handed away on the age of 78. Our ideas are together with her household and associates. pic.twitter.com/pnH9rE8F69
— James Bond (@007) December 20, 2019
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