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

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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Lisanti gives 1960s glamour girls something they never had before in film circles: respect. His approach is a mixture of fun with the seriousness of a film historian. The concoction is irresistible, and it's fantastic that these gals get their turn to tell their stories and share their good and bad times in the movie world...valuable...highly recommended...Lisanti is the supreme chronicler of the '60s era...geniune zeal...fascinating...entertaining...this well-done tome stands as the best of it's kind...the [author] is the supreme chronicler of this era...simply amazing...excellent writer
Hitch
damn near covers every one of the genre's noted beauties...you'll want to thumb through all the pages just for the photos alone
Shock Cinema
this terrific hardcover profiles over 100 of these gorgeous actresses
Booknews
From Ursula Andress of film fame to Francine York, featured in TV show, the authors profile 107 sexy actresses who starred in spy movies popular in the 1960s- 70s. Includes an introduction on spies in fact and fiction, and websites. Lisanti is the author of (McFarland, 2001). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786411948
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/10/2002
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Lisanti is the award-winning author of multiple books about film history, and he 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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Foreword 1
Preface 5
Introduction 7
Profiles 31
Beverly Adams 33
Ursula Andress 36
Pier Angeli 39
Ann-Margret 41
Laura Antonelli 44
Claudine Auger 46
Tina Aumont 49
Barbara Bain 50
Alexandra Bastedo 53
Senta Berger 56
Martine Beswicke 60
Daniela Bianchi 63
Jacqueline Bisset 66
Honor Blackman 69
Erika Blanc 73
Dominique Boschero 77
Barbara Bouchet 79
Thordis Brandt 84
Anna Capri 86
Judy Carne 89
Helene Chanel 91
Greta Chi 93
Tsai Chin 95
Joan Collins 98
Yvonne Craig 101
Doris Day 104
Lynda Day George 106
Danielle De Metz 109
Mimi Dillard 111
Karin Dor 113
Andrea Dromm 117
Shirley Eaton 118
Rossella Falk 121
Sharon Farrell 122
Barbara Feldon 125
Anne Francis 128
Eunice Gayson 131
Gila Golan 133
Shelby Grant 135
Alizia Gur 137
Jean Hale 140
Mie Hama 143
Susan Hart 145
Gloria Hendry 147
Sharyn Hillyer 150
Jill Ireland 153
Karen Jensen 155
Kathy Kersh 157
Sylva Koscina 160
Nancy Kovack 163
Nancy Kwan 166
Jocelyn Lane 169
Sue Ane Langdon 171
Daliah Lavi 174
Margaret Lee 177
Suzanna Leigh 181
Helga Line 184
Sue Lloyd 186
Beba Loncar 189
Tina Louise 191
Joanna Lumley 193
BarBara Luna 195
Deanna Lund 197
Carol Lynley 200
Arlene Martel 203
Marlyn Mason 205
Lois Maxwell 208
Diane McBain 210
Marisa Mell 213
Donna Michelle 216
Mary Ann Mobley 218
Terry Moore 221
Rosalba Neri 223
Rosemary Nicols 227
France Nuyen 228
Eileen O'Neill 232
Luciana Paluzzi 236
Trina Parks 240
Joanna Pettet 242
Nyree Dawn Porter 245
Stefanie Powers 247
Dorothy Provine 250
Eva Renzi 252
Janine Reynaud 253
Diana Rigg 256
Salli Sachse 260
Jill St. John 261
Tura Satana 264
Jane Seymour 267
Nancy Sinatra 270
Sylvia Solar 272
Elke Sommer 274
Stella Stevens 278
Yoko Tani 282
Sharon Tate 285
Linda Thorson 287
Maggie Thrett 289
Marilu Tolo 291
Irene Tsu 293
Sigrid Valdis 296
Monica Vitti 298
Ira von Furstenberg 300
Lesley Ann Warren 301
Raquel Welch 304
Lana Wood 308
Celeste Yarnall 311
Francine York 314
Websites 319
Bibliography 321
Index 325
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