7/26/2011 6:30 AM ET |
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The very first James Bond girl, Linda Christian, who was married to Hollywood has passed at age 87.
Linda's daughter, Romina Power, confirmed she died yesterday in Palm Desert after a battle with colon cancer.
Born in Mexico as Blanca Rosa Welter, the daughter of an oil exec, Linda she pursued acting after winning a beauty contest.
Linda made her film debut with tDanny Kaye in 1944 in Up In Arms.
The sultry beauty was offically "introduced" in 1948's Tarzan and the Mermaids opposite ape-man Johnny Weissmuller.
Life magazine dubbed the curvy cutie the "anatomic bomb."
In 1954 she starred as James Bond's first love interest, Valerie Mathis, in the original Casino Royale TV production which starred Barry Nelson as agent 007.
Linda is survived by daughters, Romina Power, sister Taryn Power AND eight grandchildren. She had quite an impressive life!
[Image via WENN.]
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