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Steven Jay Rubin celebrates Valerie Leon on her birthday

By: Steven Jay Rubin
Valerie Leon Never Say Never Again
A celebration of FSWL supporter Valerie Leon who worked with Roger Moore on The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and six years later on Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery in his second comeback film as Ian Fleming's 007.

The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia presents This Day in James Bond History - wishing the delightful genre actress and 007 veteran Valerie Leon a very happy birthday. Valerie made a brief Bond debut as the Sardinian hotel messenger in The Spy Who Loved Me. She has a message for Roger Moore's Bond.

Six years later, producer Jack Schwartzman smartly recruited her to play a deep-sea fishing enthusiast who snares Sean Connery's returning James Bond on her line in Never Say Never Again. Like Mie Hama's character in You Only Live Twice (1967), Valerie is not named in the film. Geez, give a girl a break, guys. It is in bed with "Lady in Bahamas," that Bond realizes that Fatima Blush (Barbara Carrera) has blown up his own hotel room.

So let's raise a tall Mai Tai to another exotic flower in the never-ending bouquet we call the James Bond films.

For more information about Valerie Leon's career and current projects, visit her official website.



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