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8 SEPTEMBER 2015
BELGIAN ACTRESS BETTINE LE BEAU (1932-2015)

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2015-09-10
FSWL is saddened to report the passing of another member of the 'James Bond family' - our friend, actress, speaker and author Bettine Le Beau aged 85 (born in Warrington, Cheshire, England on 18th July 1930). Bettine played Professor Dent's secretary in Dr. No, the first James Bond film starring Sean Connery in 1962. FSWL send our deep condolences to her family and thank her for the contribution to the 007 phenomenon.

In recent years, Bettine was working on a photography book with glamorous shots taken of her during the 1960's by celebrity photographer Horace Ward. The book is dedicated to all James Bond fans.

Bettine Le Beau obituary: (by Anders Frejdh)
Bettine Le Beau was an actress who has worked with some of the top names in UK show business. Names like Sean Connery, Benny Hill, Morecambe and Wise, Eric Sykes, Bob Monkhouse and Tom O'Conner to name a few.

Betttine was a hidden child holocaust victim, who came to the UK in 1945 after the Second World War. She attended Pitman's College in Southampton Row and went on to may caried careers and challenges. She worked as a model, a broadcaster, an actress, a presenter, a cabaret artiste, a lecturer, a facilitator for a Yiddish language circle, a portrait painter, a sculptor and a graphologist. She also founded a cosmetic business and is the founder chairman of The Feminine Touch charity. With the publication of Help Yourself to Happiness (self-published in 1999) she became an author and publisher.

Bettine's talks cover such subjects as Positive Thinking, Staying Young, Show business, Graphology, Jewish Humour and The Holocaust as a hidden child.

She worked for nine years on Radio as a panelist on ''Petticoat Line'' a women's programme solving problems, she has spoken at numerous charity events in both the UK and Israel. She also appeared on Terry Wogan's Twenty Questions.

Bettine has 35 years experience of public speaking and has talked at events in schools, hospices and cruise ships. She is a consummate After Dinner Speaker, who is also a superb Motivational and Inspirational speaker.

Some of her subjects include Bettine's personal philosophy on health and happiness, looking and feeling younger, and of course how she started in acting.

In later years she kept herself busy writing her autobiography, The Life and Thoughts of a Bond Girl, and recently also published a Kindle book for schools titled Hide and Seek (2013) which covers her experiences as an eight-year-old Holocaust survivor.

For more information about Bettine Le Beau's life and career, visit her website:
bettinelebeau.wordpress.com
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