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Gloria Hendry (Bond Girl)

By: Anders Frejdh
Gloria Hendry Anders Frejdh
Gloria Hendry Anders Frejdh
Rosie Carver in LIVE AND LET DIE 1973

I first met the beautiful American actress Gloria Hendry (sometimes credited as Gloria Henry) in September 2008 in London.

Hendry began her acting career in the 1968 Sidney Poitier film For Love of Ivy.

She is best known for portraying Rosie Carver in Live and Let Die 1973. In that film, she became the first African American woman to become romantically involved with James Bond. She is not, however, the first African-American Bond girl as Trina Parks appeared in Diamonds Are Forever 1971.

When the LALD was first released in South Africa, her love scenes with Roger Moore were cut out because it was prohibited by the Apartheid government.

She later starred in several 1970s blaxploitation films, including the 1973 film Black Caesar and its sequel, Hell Up in Harlem. She also portrayed the martial arts expert, Sydney, in Black Belt Jones 1974.

In June 2008, Gloria Hendry published her autobiography Gloria.

Visit Gloria Hendry's official website.

Other people involved in Live and Let Die featured on FSWL:
>Bob Dix (actor)
>Clifton James (actor)
>David Hedison (actor)
>Doug Robinson (stuntman)
>George Martin (soundtrack)
>Geoffrey Holder (actor)
>Jane Seymour (actress)
>Lois Maxwell (actor)
>Madeline Smith (actress)
>Monty Norman (composer of the James Bond theme)
>Paul McCartney (theme song with The Wings)
>Paul Weston (stuntman)
>Rocky Taylor (stuntman)
>Roger Moore (actor)
>Vic Armstrong (stuntman)

Text and photo published by Anders Frejdh in November 2008.



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