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Karin Dor (Bond Girl)

By: Anders Frejdh
Karin Dor You Only Live Twice
Karin Dor You Only Live Twice
Helga Brandt in YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE 1967

FSWL contributor Markus Hartmann, president of James Bond Club Schweiz, met up with Karin Dor during at the Stadttheater in Fürth, Germany, in October 2014 where she was on tour with the theatre production of "Der dressierte Mann".

Markus said Ms. Dor was very kind and offered them two tickets to see the play. At the end of it, she met up in the foyer of the theatre for a short personal meeting where the photo above was taken.

Besides her well known part as the unfortunate Helga Brandt in You Only Live Twice (1967), Karin is also recognised for her part as Ribanna in Winnetou: The Red Gentleman, Hitchcock's Topaz and many other movies (Edgar Wallace, Dr. Mabuse, Fu-Manchu).

Markus asked what she think about fans and journalists who always ask the same questions about the Bond film. She said: "I don't mind that since I consider myself very fortunate to have had the chance to become part of such a wonderful franchise [Bond} that is known in the whole world".

A lot of people still approach Ms. Dor to ask for an autograph. As an example, there were about 10 people waiting for her outside the theatre. Two of them were obviously professional autograph hunters as they wanted her to sign 20 photos which was not right, because - once she signed them - she hardly had time to sign any other items for the "real" fans!

Check out Karin's profile on IMDB for detailed information about her acting career.

Other people from You Only Live Twice that FSWL has met:
>Bill Weston (stuntman)
>Burt Kwouk (actor)
>Desmond Llewelyn (actor)
>Doug Robinson (stuntman)
>Francesca Tu (actress)
>George Leech (stuntman)
>John Barry (soundtrack)
>Ken Adam (production designer)
>Ken Wallis (Little Nellie pilot)
>Lewis Gilbert (director)
>Leslie Bricusse (lyricist of "You Only Live Twice")
>Lois Maxwell (actress)
>Martin Grace (stuntman)
>Mie Hama (actress)
>Mickey Baker (stuntman)
>Monty Norman (composer of "The James Bond theme")
>Norman Wanstall (dubbing editor)
>Peter Lamont (set decorator)
>Rocky Taylor (stuntman)
>Sean Connery (actor)
>Vic Armstrong (stuntman)

Photo above:
(top) Karin Dor with our friends Sebastien Coquelle and Markus Hartmann. © Markus Hartmann. All rights reserved.

(bottom) Karin Dor with Sean Connery in a scene from You Only Live Twice. © 1967 Danjaq S.A. & United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.

This article written and published by Anders Frejdh in February 2015



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