From “O” To “007”!
Meet Corinne Clery – who went from not”O”rious to 007! Some of the best “Bond girls” from the past were outstanding Actresses with a fascinating body of work – and Clery is no different!
Cléry first came to prominence in the controversial movie “The Story of O” in 1975. The original book was published decades early, and is a notorious erotic novel about submission – the “50 Shades Of Gray” of its time…
“The Story Of O” is a tour de force for Clery, and she gives a bravo, provocative performance that made her a worldwide success…
She also modeled for the cover of French magazine Lui – holding a huge copy of the novel upon which the film is based! She was one of the most popular models in the 70’s…
A “Bond Girl” Too!
Cléry is also noted for playing Bond girl Corinne Dufour, antagonist Hugo Drax’s assistant, in the 1979 James Bond film “Moonraker.”
More Bond Connections!
She also starred with another Bond girl, Barbara Bach (who played Anya Amasova in “The Spy Who Loved Me”) and another Bond villain Richard Kiel (who played Bond villain Jaws) in the 1979 film “The Humanoid”.
Corinne graced the cover of many magazines in the 70’s, including one of Playboy’s international editions…and she was fearless in her movie choices, including this brutal thriller from 1977:
Clery Goes “Hitch Hiking!”
“Hitch Hike” is a brutal but effective thriller that Clery starred in – the film also stars Franco Nero, and is an intense thriller about a couple who pick up the wrong hitchhiker…it’s a European film, and some of the foreign advertising was shocking for its time!
Clery stars with Franco Nero, who is terrific in the film, as well as David Hess, who plays the deranged hitch hiker…he is of course iconic for his role in “The Last House On The Left”, and his menacing character really drives the film – bravo to all three of them!
Here is the trailer:
The film has many twists and turns, and Clery really showcases her ability to kick ass at the end!
“Hitch Hike” is a great action film from the 70’s, and is full of graphic sexuality, including many shots of Clery like this:
You can read more about this obscure thriller – and more great
“hitchhiking” thrillers of that era by clicking here:
It’s a classic slice of “Euro-Sleaze”, and worth a look:
One of Clery’s later roles was in the 1983 film “Yor, the Hunter from the Future” –
Clery hasn’t made a film in more than twenty years, but managed to achieve iconic status for her wide range of great work – in some very controversial movies…
Let me know how many of her films you’ve seen, and bravo to her for a terrific body of work!
If you want to see more “Bond girls”, how about this terrific Actress?
Caroline Munro was a great “Bond girl”, and you can see her great body of work here:
Of course, the first “Bond girl” set the standard for great performances in 007 films:
Ursula Andress set the standard when she stepped out of the ocean in “Dr. No”…and yes, she was known as “Ursula UNDRESS!” Here is a look why:
And don’t forget that the women weren’t the only “sexy” ones…what about this 007 outfit?
Check out Sean Connery’s wild wild wild film “Zardoz” by clicking here:
Let me know your favorite Bond girl!
Categories: 70's Films, Artsploitation, Books / Media, Camp Cult Classics, Classic Action Films, Cult Classics, Euro-Sleaze, Exploitation Films, Grindhouse, JRsploitation, Nudity, Sexploitation Films, Talent / Celebrites
I think I prefer Caroline Munro, but Corinne was definitely the kind of sex-kitten popular at the time.
Connery’s outfit in ‘Zardoz’ is enough to put me off my breakfast! 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
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Pete, the 70’s were a wild time…”Hitch Hike” is a really good gritty slice of cult cinema…
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