Linda Christian

Actor, Model
With her enviable figure and come-hither looks, actress Linda Christian fit the role of a James Bond girl to a tee. In fact, the Hollywood starlet was the first actress to ever appear as a Bond girl with her role on the ... Read more »
Born: 11/12/1923 in Tampico, Tamaulipas, MX

Filmography

Actor (9)

Amore Inquieto di Maria 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Moment of Truth 1964 (Movie)

American Woman (Actor)

Last of the Private Eyes 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The V.I.P.s 1963 (Movie)

Miriam Marshall (Actor)

Athena 1954 (Movie)

Beth Hallson (Actor)

Casino Royale 1953 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Happy Time 1952 (Movie)

Mignonette Chappuis (Actor)

Green Dolphin Street 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

Climax! (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

With her enviable figure and come-hither looks, actress Linda Christian fit the role of a James Bond girl to a tee. In fact, the Hollywood starlet was the first actress to ever appear as a Bond girl with her role on the TV adaptation of "Casino Royale" (CBS, 1954), based on the 1953 spy novel of the same name by Ian Fleming and was televised as part of the network's drama anthology "Climax!" (1954-58). Prior to this, Christian had made strides in her career with roles in "Up in Arms" (1944) and "Tarzan and the Mermaids" (1948), before becoming the envy of women everywhere when she married Hollywood heartthrob and swashbuckling star Tyrone Power in 1949. Marital problems and rumors of extramarital affairs, however, overshadowed Christian's career until their divorce in 1955. While the actress faded from public view, she did continue appearing in lesser films and TV series up until the late 1980s. But was her role as a curvaceous, bikini-clad Bond girl that punctuated her career and made Christian an iconic screen siren.

Relationships

Marquis Alfonso de Portago

Companion
They were engaged when he died in a race car accident

Katy Jurado Actor

Cousin
Born Jan. 16, 1924

Tyrone Power Actor

Husband
Married in 1949 Divorced in 1956 divorced in 1955

Romina Power

Daughter
Born on Oct. 2, 1951

Taryn Power

Daughter
Born on Sept. 13, 1953

Edmund Purdom

Husband
Married in 1962 Divorced in 1963

Ariadne Welter

Sister

Milestones

1987

Appeared in feature, "Amore Inquieto di Maria"

1963

Appeared in NBC TV pilot, "Last of the Private Eyes"

1963

Last US film, "The VIP's"

1949

Was the subject of a well-known photograph published in the January issue of Vogue

1948

Co-starred in "Tarzan and the Mermaids"

1947

Acted in "Green Dolphin Street," opposite Lana Turner

1946

Appeared in "Holiday in Mexico"

1943

Made her film debut in "Up In Arms"

Discovered by Louis B. Mayer's secretary and signed a seven year contract with MGM

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