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Claudine Auger Dies, Thunderball Bond Girl Was 78

Claudine Auger Dies, Thunderball Bond Girl Was 78

Claudine Auger, the French actress who starred opposite Sean Connery as Domino Derval in the 1965 James Bond movie Thunderball, has died. According to her talent agency, Time Art, Auger passed away on Wednesday in Paris following a "long period of illness." The veteran actress was 78 years old.

Born in Paris, France, in 1941, Auger took an early interest in modeling work, earning the title of Miss France Monde and was also named the first runner-up in the 1958 Miss World contest. At the age of 18, She later attended the Conservatoire de Paris where she began performing dramatic acting roles, making her film debut while she was still attending school. Her first role came as a ballerina in the 1958 movie Christine, and she followed this up with appearances in other '60s movies like Le Masque de fer, Kati Yug: Goddess of Vengeance, and Triple Cross.

Of course, Auger's breakout role came in

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