The First Bond Girl, Linda Christian, Rests in Peace


While the whole world awaits the newest Bond film this 2012, the first ever Bond girl, Linda Christian bids farewell to everyone on Friday at Palm Dessert, California.

Christian, the curvaceous Mexican Actress who was well known during the 40s and 50s, was finally laid to rest after her long battle with colon cancer. The actress, who played Vesper Lynd in the 1954 movie adaptation of Ian Flemming’s James Bond novel Casino Royale, was 87. Christian is survived by her two daughters, with actor Tyrone Powell, actress Taryn Power and singer Romina Power, and her eight grandchildren.

Born Blanca Rosa Welter on November 13, 1923 at Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, Linda Christian initially set out to be a doctor.
The former “anatomic bomb” entered the world of showbiz when she met screen idol Errol Flynn. As reported, Flynn convinced the enchanting Christian to move to Hollywood and join the world of glitz and glamour. She was then fortuitously spotted by Louis B. Mayer’s secretary who then offered her a seven year contract with MGM.

Christian made her movie debut in the 1944 musical comedy Up In Arms. Christian rose to fame during the 40s and 50s, especially after having married famous actor Tyrone Power whom she later divorced.

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