Was Claudine Auger The Sexiest “Bond Girl” Ever? This 007 Star Was A “Giallo” Queen As Well!

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Is This 007’s Sexist Bond Girl EVER?

007 has had some of the most beautiful Actresses in movie history featured as a “Bond girl”…including such modern-day Actresses as Halle Berry and Rosamund Pike – but in the beginning, the “Bond Girls” weren’t established Hollywood stars. Here’s a look at one of the earliest Bond girls who moved “from 007 to Giallo”!

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Bond girl Claudine Auger

Meet Claudine Auger – born is France, she earned the title of “Miss France Monde” and was the first runner-up in the 1958 “Miss World” contest.

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Claudine’s big break came in 1965 when she was cast in the fourth James Bond film. Auger is, to me, the most beautiful Bond girl of all – and she shares the poster with Sean Connery as Bond girl “Domino” in “Thunderball”:

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Here is the classic trailer for one of the best Bond films ever:

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Auger holds her against up against 007, and the film’s huge success made her a star – which she used to star in some of the best 1970’s sex shockers of all time!

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A “Bond Girl” Triple Bill!

In 1971, she starred with two other Bond girls, Barbara Bach and Barbara Bouchet, in the classic Italian Giallo “Black Belly Of The Tarantula”!

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Check out the intense trailer!

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Here is the plot for this classic Italian thriller:

Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife, much in the same way tarantulas are killed by the black wasp!

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Claudine is terrific in the film, which is one of the best Italian “giallo” thrillers – more on this genre in a second, but first, time for some choice dialogue!

Paolo: “But, man isn’t an insect, my dear Simon. We have centuries of civilization behind us, you know.”
Simon: “No, I don’t know. I wasn’t there.”

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Time For More Claudine!

Auger also starred in another great Italian “giallo” thriller, known as:

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“Twitch Of The Death Nerve”!

First, check out the trailer – the film was also sold as “Carnage” and “A Bay Of Blood!”

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Here is the plot: Countess Federica, the elderly owner of a coveted piece of bayside property, is brutally slain by her husband–who is himself killed by a mysterious third person at the murder scene! Who is the killer? Director Mario Bava’s black comedy of human greed boasts 13 characters and 13 of the most shocking murders ever filmed!

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This is considered by many cult film fans as Director Mario Bava’s most influential film and the Godfather of the “slasher” genre!

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As I mentioned, this film was released in the US with a multitude of titles, including “The Last House on the Left Part II”, even though this film had nothing to do with Wes Craven’s cult shocker “The Last House on the Left”!

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Here is more great trivia, thanks to IMDB: “Friday the 13th Part 2” takes two murders from this film, almost shot for shot!

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Auger has had a long and successful career, but these movies are, without a doubt, some of her greatest work!

I have no idea what this was all about, but it’s Auger completely body-painted!

As I mentioned before, Auger co-starred with Barbara Bouchet, who was also a Bond girl!

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Bouchet was in the spoof “Casino Royale”, along with a number of other great films – you can read all about her here:

http://johnrieber.com/2014/04/29/classic-sex-kitten-james-bonds-sexy-co-star-barbara-bouchet/

And I mentioned Italian “giallo” films, if you want to see one of the greatest titles in the genre, what about this?

This is a perfect example of the genre, a great 70’s thriller from Italy – which sent the Director to court! Read all about why the happened by clicking on my story here:

https://jrsploitation.com/2019/07/11/a-lizard-in-a-womans-skin-controversial-giallo-on-trial-new-blu-ray-slithering-italian-giallo-shockers/

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Let me know what you think of the great Actress Claudine Auger!

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4 replies

  1. She had a very ‘European’ appeal, undoubtedly. And you chose some great shots to showcase that, John. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Nice article! I’ve been in love with Claudine since seeing THUNDERBALL on TV when I was a kid. I remember freaking out when I saw BAY OF BLOOD in the 80s on VHS and noticing her!

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