Bond girl actress dies at age 79
Karin Dor, who famously starred in 1967 Bond film You Only Live Twice alongside Sean Connery — has passed away aged 79.According to the German press, the celebrated actress died in a nursing home on Monday evening.
It’s understood she has been in ill health since suffering a bad fall last year. Born in Wiesbaden, Germany, Karin is survived by her only child, a son named Andreas.
The starlet played Helga Brandt, Osato’s secretary and a SPECTRE assassin, in the blockbuster Bond film that made her a household name.
As well as sharing the screen with Connery, 87, Dor’s impressive filmography spans over 50 years. She famously portrayed Juanita de Cordoba in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1969 thriller Topaz.Dor’s death comes months after Bond legend Roger Moore — who portrayed Ian Fleming’s legendary character in seven films — passed away aged 89.
The London-born actor died on May 23 in his Switzerland home, surrounded by family and friends, after a short battle with cancer.
Sir Roger’s contribution to the film industry was honoured in 1999, when he was appointed Commander of the order of the British Empire (CBE).