Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Claudine Auger in the studio

In 1942, French on August 13, 2017 at 11:14 am

Claudine Auger (born 1942) is a French actress who started her career in the early 1960s. At the age of 15 she became 1958’s Miss France. She attended the St. Joan of Arc College and the Paris Drama Conservatory, and got an uncredited film role while still studying. On the set, she met the film’s writer and director, 41 year old Pierre Gaspard-Huit. They married two years later, and Pierre’s influence helped to propel Claudine’s European career. By the time she got her role in “Thunderball” in 1965, she had starred in over ten films, which were mostly lower budget French productions. She was vacationing in Nassau at the time, and co-producer Kevin McClory had spotted her and suggested that she audition for Domino. The role as Domino Derval greatly accelerated her European career. She went on to star in many films and TV shows, mostly in French, Italian and Spanish. 007James.

Stefanie Powers diving

In 1942, American on August 4, 2017 at 12:07 pm

Stefanie Powers: born Stefanie Zofya Paul, 2 November 1942, Hollywood Los Angeles California USA. First credited as “Taffy Paul”, including Tammy Tell Me True (1961) with Sandra Dee. Starred in The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966–1967)and Hart to Hart (TV 1979-84).

Hélène Ronée aka Helena Ronee

In Italian on August 3, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Hélène Ronée aka Helena Ronee: french-sounding Italian actress, played the Israeli assassin in the George Lazenby James Bond On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) in the first year of her career; followed by sporadic credits until 1981.

Marlene Wiese

In German on August 3, 2017 at 12:15 pm

Marlene Wiese: German actress with 3 credits: Innocent Girls Abroad (1972), The Holiday in Majorca (1973) and Yodeling Is No Sin (1974).

Nai Bonet

In 1939, Vietnamese on August 3, 2017 at 10:51 am

Nai Bonet: French-Vietnamese entertainer, born Christine Shapazian, 6 January 1939; on screen 1964 – 1980 mostly as a belly dancer, executive producing her final two feature films, Nocturna: Granddaughter of Dracula (1979) and Hoodlums (1980). In 1966, released a novelty song ‘Jelly Belly.’

Celeste Yarnall

In 1945, American on July 30, 2017 at 4:53 am

Celeste Yarnall:  born 26 July 1944, Long Beach California. On screen from 1962. Gidget (TV 1966) ‘Independence: Gidget Style’ – 2nd Girl (as Celeste Yarnell); Elvis Presley’s Live a Little, Love a Little (1968) Ellen.

Marta Kristen for ‘Beach Blanket Bingo’ 1965

In American, Finnish, German on July 30, 2017 at 12:22 am

Marta Kristen, born 1945, Norway. “My Finnish mother had been ordered to work for a German officer and she hid her pregnancy fearing she would be killed. She went to Norway with him and gave birth to me in her room. I was taken to a hospital and placed in an underground orphanage to avoid the Lebensborn program” (a Nazi project to raise ‘racially pure’ children.) Westside Today.

Tanya Lopert

In 1942, American on July 29, 2017 at 12:59 pm

Tanya Lopert: actress born 1942 New York of European parents, on screen since 1961, mostly in European film and television.

Nicola Pagett

In 1945, British on July 29, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Nicola Pagett: British actress, born Nicole Scott 1945 in Cairo Egypt; on screen almost exclusively in TV 1965 – 2001, most famously playing Elizabeth Bellamy in UK soap Upstairs, Downstairs (UK TV 1971-73), and the title role in Anna Karenina (UK TV 1977). Film credits include The Viking Queen (1967).

Vicki Trickett

In 1938, American on July 29, 2017 at 10:22 am

Vicki Trickett: American actress born 1938, in four movies 1960–1962.