From Russia With Love and Goldfinger Bond girl Nadja Regin dies age 87 | Ents & Arts News






Bond girl Nadja Regin, who appeared in From Russia With Love and Goldfinger, has died age 87.

The 007 Twitter account posted news of her death on Monday afternoon.

Serbian-born Regin played the love interest of Bond’s ally Kerim Bey in From Russia With Love.

In Goldfinger, she played a nightclub dancer – and Sean Connery’s love interest – in the pre-title sequence, before the famous theme song begins.

Her clinch with 007 is cut short when a baddie sneaks up and attacks the spy, who spins around causing Regin’s character to take the blow instead.

The actress’s death comes a week after another Goldfinger actress, Tania Mallet, died age 77. She played Tilly Masterson in the famous 007 movie.

Regin told 007 Magazine she moved to the UK with her husband in the mid 1950s, unable to speak to any English.

“My accent limited me – to either sexy parts or a spy! I didn’t resent it though, because I enjoyed working in England,” she said.

On her part as Bonita in Goldfinger, she told the magazine: “I didn’t have dance lessons but a lady showed me how to use the castanets.

“It was a lovely costume! I came out the bath, we had a kiss, he (Connery) pushed me and that was it really! When I was on the set, there would be publicity photos taken quite often. It was fun, but I didn’t take it all that seriously.”

The actress said she was unsure about being labelled as a “Bond girl” at first.

“To be honest, in the beginning I was very embarrassed, because they were such tiny little roles,” she said.

“But once The Queen had a tiny role as a Bond girl (in Danny Boyle’s film for the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony), I thought, well, if it’s good enough for Her Majesty I shouldn’t be so embarrassed!”





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