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First Bond Girl Dies At Age 87

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Linda Christian


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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14 comments to “First Bond Girl Dies At Age 87”

  1. 1

    Who cares? Amy she rest in peace.

  2. 2

    She died 4 days ago. Not sure why it took you so long to post.

  3. 3

    Married to Hollywood ?

  4. 4

    Could this have more typos and mistakes? Are monkeys writing this?

  5. 5

    You need some editors … She died on Friday, not yesterday (Monday) as your post implies. You are getting really sloppy, and it's sad to watch. If this level of poor maintenance keeps up your website will go by way of most of the major newspapers in the country.

  6. 6

    She was married to Tyrone Power - not to Hollywood lol!

  7. 7

    Can you please explain how one marries HOLLYWOOD?

  8. 8

    Does it say in her will who gets possession of The Hollywood Sign?

  9. 9

    She was beautiful!

  10. 10

    Re: Seriously1988 – I agree! Perez obviously has OTHER priorities now, tho..

  11. 11

    Linda she pursued

    Linda made her film debut with tDanny Kaye

    Jesus! Take a breath and proofread what you're about to post

  12. Woof says – reply to this


    thats a very excited rest in peace–slow down and for goodness sake stop using !!!! so liberally. Some things aren't meant to be shouted.

  13. k-lee says – reply to this


    Married to Hollywood. Great reporting, Perez. Heard of something called proofreading?

  14. 14

    What does married to Hollywood mean?