Monday, June 3, 2013

The First Bond Girl








I was looking for some photos of vintage swimsuits and came across this wonderful photo spread of Linda Christian.  Barely out of high school, Linda was discovered in Mexico by actor Errol Flynn who brought her back to Hollywood with him.  She starred as "Valerie Mathis" in the 1945 TV adaption of Ian Fleming's  novel, Casino Royale, making her the first of the "Bond Girls".  Although a beautiful woman it appears she had a very mediocre acting career, however she did become famous as the wife of actor and heart throb Tyrone Power.

Photos from 1945
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