Wednesday, November 8, 2017

RIP Karin Dor

Bond girl actress dies aged 79

The celebrated Bond girl died on Monday evening.
Daily Star
By Olivia-anne Cleary
November 8, 2017

Karin Dor, who starred in the 1967 Bond film “You Only Live Twice” alongside Sean Connery — has passed away aged 79.

According to the German press, the celebrated actress died in a German nursing home on Monday evening.

It's understood she has been in ill health since suffering a bad fall last year.

Born in Wiesbaden, Germany on February 22, 1938, Karin is survived by her only child, a son named Andreas Renell. She was married to actor George Robotham from 1988 until his death in 2007.

The starlet played Helga Brandt, Osato's secretary and a SPECTRE assassin, in the blockbuster Bond film that made her a household name.

As well as sharing the screen with Connery, 87, Dor's impressive filmography spans over 50 years.

She also portrayed Juanita de Cordoba in Alfred Hitchcock's 1969 thriller “Topaz” and starred in six Karl May ‘Winnetou’ films.

Dor's death comes months after Bond legend Roger Moore — who portrayed Ian Fleming's legendary character in seven films — passed away aged 89.

DOR, Karin (Kätherose Derr)
Born: 2/22/1938, Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany
Died: 11/6/2017, Germany

Karin Dor’s westerns – actress:
The Treasure of the Silver Lake - 1962 (Ellen Patterson)
Last of the Renegades - 1964 (Ribanna)
The Last Tomahawk – 1964 (Cora Munroe)
The Desperado Trail – 1965
The Valley of Death - 1968 (Mabel Kingsley)

1 comment:

  1. I know her best from the James Bond film and it is fun to see a German in a Western