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A Celebration of British James Bond Girl Caroline Munro at 70

By: Anders Frejdh
Caroline Munro & Richard Kiel i Stockholm 1977
On 16th January 2019, From Sweden With Love celebrate British model, actress and James Bond girl Caroline Munro (Naomi in The Spy Who Loved Me) on her 70th birthday. With this page, FSWL would like to extend our very best wishes for the lovely Ms. Munro, a long-time supporter of this website and wonderful human being in real life.

"Dear Caroline - Many happy returns on your Day and much love from Sweden. FSWL loves you!"

The photo above is from 1977 when Caroline Munro visited Stockholm, Sweden with the beloved Richard Kiel to promote The Spy Who Loved Me. (Photo from FSWL's private collection.)

About Caroline Munro

Caroline Munro started her modelling career when she was just sixteen. Her mother entered her into the 'Face Of The Year' competition being held by the photographer David Bailey and the British newspaper The Evening News, and she won. This led to many modelling contracts, the first being for Vogue Magazine at the age of 17. She then moved to London to pursue her career and became a regular cover girl for fashion and TV adverts before moving towards acting.

Her film career began with uncredited roles in two 1966 films, Smoke Over London (Fumo di Londra) and G.G. Passion, which was followed with a role in the James Bond parody Casino Royale (1967). Shortly after these films, one of her photo ads got her a screen test and a one-year contract with Paramount where she won the role of Swedish related actor Richard Widmark's daughter, Ms. Patten, in the comedy western A Talent For Loving (1969). The same year she also appeared in a campaign with George Lazenby ...

Caroline Munro in a campaign with George Lazenby
Caroline Munro among others in the campaign with George Lazenby.

Later she played Victoria Phibes, the wife of Vincent Price in The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) and again in Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972) which in turn led to a Hammer Studios contract and such spine-tinglers as Dracula A.D (1972) opposite screen legend Sir Christopher Lee and Kronos (1974).

Away from Hammer she enjoyed new challenges such as the slave girl love interest, Margiana, in The Golden Voyages Of Sinbad (1974), Princess Dia in At the Earth's Core (1976) and Bond girl Naomi in the iconic 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me starring the late Sir Roger Moore as 007.

Caroline Munro i Älskade spion
Caroline Munro in The Spy Who Loved Me. Copyright © 1977 Danjaq S.A. & United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.

After her first Vogue feature she was chosen to head the advertising campaigns for several products, she is remembered most as the calander girl for Lambs Navy Rum, which she did for over 10 years.

A selection of other films and TV series with Caroline Munro

2019: Baroness Bartov in House of the Gorgon directed by Joshua Kennedy (Bond girl Martine Beswicke also appears in this film)
2018: Barmaid in End User directed by Sarah Appleton
2017: Clarissa Cobra in Frankula directed by Jason Read
2017: Mystic Mary in Cute Little Buggers directed by Tony Jopia
2015: Shopkeeper in Crying Wolf directed by Tony Jopia
2015: Hotel Owner in Vampyres directed by Víctor Matellano
2013: The Landlady in The Landlady directed by Rory O'Donnell and Jason Read
2013: Evil Priestess in Midsomer Murders directed by Nicholas Laughland
2012: Lilly in Eldorado directed by Richard Driscoll
2009: Lady Victoria in Turpin directed by Chris Stone
2006: Abbey Church in The Absence of Light directed by Patrick Desmond
2005: Counselor in Domestic Strangers directed by Jeffrey Arsenault
2003: Carla the Gypsy in Flesh for the Beast directed by Terry M. West
1994: Mrs. Pignon in To Die For directed by Peter Mackenzie Litten
1992: Alicia Simmons in Sweating Bullets directed by Allan Eastman
1989: Nora McJudge in Il gatto nero directed by Luigi Cozzi
1988: Carolyn Page in Maigret directed by Paul Lynch
1987: Barbara Hallen in Faceless directed by Jesús Franco (Bond villain Telly Savalas also appears in this film)
1987: Carmen in El aullido del diablo directed by Paul Naschy
1986: Game Show Hostess in Cinderella: The Shoe Must Go On directed by Jon Scoffield
1986: Carol Manning in Slaughter High directed by George Dugdale, Mark Ezra & Peter Mackenzie Litten
1982: Jana Bates in The Last Horror Film directed by David Winters
1980: Anna D'Antoni in Maniac directed by William Lustig
1978: Stella Star in Starcrash directed by Luigi Cozzi
1977: Tammy in The New Avengers directed by Ernest Day (Bond alumni Patrick Macnee and Joanna Lumley also appears in Caroline's episode)
1976: Captain Latour in The Howerd Confessions directed by Michael Mills
1975: Mandy Gregory in I Don't Want to Be Born directed by Peter Sasdy

Music Videos featuring Caroline Munro

• "Goody Two Shoes" with Adam Ant
• "If You Really Want To" with Meatloaf

A selection of Caroline Munro's theatre plays

Jack and The Bean Stalk (Pantomine) at the Lincoln Theatre Royal
La Ronde at Beaconfield Film Studios

For more information about Caroline Munro's career, check out her IMDB profile.

FSWL encourage everyone to visit Caroline Munro's official website for more information,



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