Film Fatales: Women in Espionage Films and Television, 1962-1973

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McFarland, Apr 10, 2002 - Performing Arts - 352 pages
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Sean Connery began the sixties spy movie boom playing James Bond in Dr. No and From Russia with Love. Their success inspired every studio in Hollywood and Europe to release everything from serious knockoffs to spoofs on the genre featuring debonair men, futuristic gadgets, exotic locales, and some of the world's most beautiful actresses whose roles ranged from the innocent caught up in a nefarious plot to the femme fatale. Profiled herein are 107 dazzling women, well-known and unknown, who had film and television appearances in the spy genre. They include superstars Doris Day in Caprice, Raquel Welch in Fathom, and Ann-Margret in Murderer's Row; international sex symbols Ursula Andress in Dr. No and Casino Royale, Elke Sommer in Deadlier Than the Male, and Senta Berger in The Spy with My Face; and forgotten lovelies Greta Chi in Fathom, Alizia Gur in From Russia with Love, and Maggie Thrett in Out of Sight. Each profile includes a filmography that lists the actresses' more notable films. Some include the actresses' candid comments and anecdotes about their films and television shows, the people they worked with, and their feelings about acting in the spy genre are offered throughout. A list of websites that provide further information on women in spy films and television is also included.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Eileen ONeill
1
Introduction
7
Beverly Adams
33
Pier Angeli
39
Claudine Auger
46
Alexandra Bastedo
53
Martine Beswicke
60
Jacqueline Bisset
66
Andrea Dromm
117
Barbara Feldon
125
Eunice Gayson
131
Alizia Gur
137
Mie Hama
143
Carol Lynley
200
Lois Maxwell
208
Donna Michelle
216

Erika Blanc
73
Barbara Bouchet
79
Anna Capri
86
Greta Chi
93
Yvonne Craig
101
Danielle De Metz
109
Rosalba Neri
223
Eileen ONeill
232
Trina Parks
240
Websites
319
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About the author (2002)

Tom Lisanti, the author of six McFarland books, has written extensively about sixties cinema. He contributes to Cinema Retro and blogs at www.sixtiescinema.com. He lives in New York. Louis Paul has contributed film reviews, interviews, biographies and articles to film-related publications including Chiller Theatre and European Trash Cinema. He published a genre film magazine in the 80s and 90s called Blood Times. Paul co-curated an exhibit at the New York Public Library celebrating 100 years of the horror film called "Screams on Screen." He lives in New Jersey.

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