Claudine Auger Passes Away

Aaron McGwire

DEC. 19, 2019

Claudine actress from James Bond passes

Claudine Auger, who played Bond Girl Domino opposite Sean Connery in 1965’s Thunderball, passes away Dec 18th 2019. Auger, the first French actress to star opposite 007, performed all her own stunts in the fourth fourth entry in 1965 Bond film.

The actress died in Paris on Thursday, according to her agent, reports AFP. She was 78.

Before Léa Seydoux, Eva Green and Carole Bouquet, Auger was the first French actress to star opposite 007 appearing in the Bond series’

Born Claudine Oger in Paris, she began her career as a model before representing France and becoming runner-up in the 1958 Miss World competition.

Turning to acting, she appeared on stage and in films including Jean Cocteau’s The Testament of Orpheus in 1960 before winning the part in Thunderball over several other better-known actresses including Rachel Welch, Faye Dunaway and Julie Christie.

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