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22-23 NOVEMBER 2008
COLLECTOR SHOW WITH SWEDISH BOND GIRLS

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2008-10-02
Several James Bond related actors attends famed Memorabilia Show in November 2008!

With the release of the latest instalment in the Bond franchise - QUANTUM OF SOLACE - the NEC Memorabilia Show is celebrating this with appearances by some of the most memorable Bond girls from the films.

Meet these lovely actresses at this show:

HONOR BLACKMAN
Is perhaps best known for her role as Pussy Galore in the classic James Bond movie Goldfinger (1964), she went toe-to-toe with Sean Connery's womanizing 007 and created major sparks on screen.
Before Pussy she played Cathy Gale in the highly popular "The Avengers" (1961) co-starring Patrick Macnee as John Steed. Her incredulous beauty, self-confidence and athletic derring-do not only made her a catch for the men, but helped to inspire the 60s feminist movement.

MAUD ADAMS
Stunning Swedish born ex-model broke into film in 1970, she quickly appeared in several high profile films including playing the ex-wife of James Caan in the futuristic Rollerball (1975) and the ill-fated lover of super assassin "Scaramanga" played by Christopher Lee in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). Maud Adams also appeared in Octopussy (1983) and as an extra in A View to a Kill (1985).

SHIRLEY EATON
Shirley broke out internationally (and quite unexpectedly) when she played Jill Masterson, one of the scantily-clad beauties linked to Gert Fröbe in the 007 film Goldfinger (1964).
Shirley's memorable 24 karat gold death scene (she was painted head to toe in gold paint and "died" of skin suffocation) became the eye-catching draw for the movie. She was splattered everywhere - on movie posters, in press junkets and in publicity campaigns.
It is Eaton's gilded visuals that became THE iconic image of the whole 007 phenomena.

BRITT EKLAND
When Peter Sellers met her in a hotel, he fell hard for her and they soon married! The combination of Sellers' stardom and her stunning beauty contributed to her fame.
She played a young girl who invented the striptease in The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968). She appeared in some great productions, including Get Carter (1971) & cult classic The Wicker Man (1973). Her career high point is probably as Bond babe Mary Goodnight in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974).

MADELINE SMITH
Shapely, dark haired British actress who appeared in a number of sensual film and TV roles that showcased her beauty.
She is probably best recognizable as Miss Caruso, the beautiful young Italian agent sleeping with James Bond in the opening of Live and Let Die (1973) whose blue dress zipper meets its match in Bond's magnetic watch. Prior to this, she had worked with Roger Moore in an early TV appearance and he recommended her for the role.

TANIA MALLET
In 1963 Tania was considered for the role of the lead Bond girl in From Russia with Love (1963) but she didn't get it, however, the following year she was cast in the next Bond film, Goldfinger (1964), playing the ill-fated Tilly Masterson. She agreed to appear in Goldfinger as an experiment.
She was earning £2,000 a week as a model, and after much bargaining managed to secure only £150 a week as her fee for the film, she claimed that she could not afford to continue working as an actress, because she was earning more as a model.

Other Memorabilia Shows featured on From Sweden With Love:
>Winter Memorabilia 2003
>Winter Memorabilia 2005
>Winter Memorabilia 2006
>Spring Memorabilia 2007
>Summer Memorabilia 2007
>Winter Memorabilia 2007
>Spring Memorabilia 2008
>Spring Memorabilia 2009
>Winter Memorabilia 2009
>Winter Memorabilia 2010
>Spring Memorabilia 2011
>Winter Memorabilia 2011
>Spring Memorabilia 2012
>Winter Memorabilia 2012

Editor's note:
For other posts covering Britt Ekland featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For other posts covering Maud Adams featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For more information about the Memorabilia Show, visit the official event site:
www.mcmcomiccon.com/birmingham/attractions/special-guests/

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