- Full Description
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. Well-illustrated.
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.
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.
Includes plenty of photos, some behind-the-scenes, other studio publicity shots.
Eileen O'Neill, who writes the forward, appeared in Amos Burke, Secret Agent. Here she provides an impressive overview of the genre and the actresses who appeared in these roles.
First published in haardcover in 2002. This is the first softcover edition.
- Additional Information
Item Code FILFA Publisher McFarland Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9781476667973 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 340pg Color Text/b&w