Cult Sex Kitten Lana Wood! Did She Have An Affair With 007? Her Provocative Playboy Pictorial!

Did “Plenty O’Toole” Shag “007” In Real Life?

As I was researching a topic online, I came across this wild story about Natalie Wood’s Sister Lana – and 007!

I’ve got the story of Lana Wood and her role in the James Bond film “Diamonds Are Forever” – and her story of working VERY CLOSELY with Sean Connery!

In 1971, Connery was coaxed back into the role he left two years earlier with a huge payday – as George Lazenby, the “one and done” 007 – walked away from the iconic role after a single film!

Here’s Connery’s return as Secret Agent James Bond:

Now, the story of Connery’s working relationship with Lana Wood – and more!

As the story I found reported rather cheekily:

“Her assets were front and centre in her opening Bond scene as opportunist Plenty O’Toole where she approaches Bond at a casino table and says: “Hi, I’m Plenty.” The secret agent pauses, looks her up and down and drawls, “Well, of course you are.”

Lana was a voluptuous Sex Kitten – but her career was always in the shadow of her much-more-famous sister Natalie…so this role in “Diamonds Are Forever” was a big break for her – enhanced with a provocative photo shoot with Playboy as well:

According to the published report, here’s what happened:

Wood later said Connery had instigated the affair: “I was never that forward. We went out to dinner, then met some of his friends, then went for a walk, and you know…

“We actually started having an affair before filming began, but we kept it secret. Neither of us was married at the time, but it still isn’t done to be public about it. I remember being very embarrassed when we had to do the love scenes, because we were trying not to let people know. You want to be a good actress, but for it not to seem too convincing.”

Her memory of that affair?

‘Sean was the combination of a rough, tough guy and a charmer, a ladies’ man.”

Well, he has sadly passed away, so we’ll never know for sure, but it makes sense…and let’s not forget Wood’s memorable scene from the film – as some thugs come to visit 007 as he is seducing her in a Las Vegas high rise:

“I didn’t know there was a pool down there…”

HA! One of the best moments in the film!

Back to Lana, who explains why she fell for Connery:

“I think anyone would be hard-pushed to resist Sean. 

I do find it funny that I felt such a need to be honest and upfront with him, telling him that I couldn’t keep seeing him once we finished filming. As if he was even thinking about that! He was probably laughing away to himself. “

In fact, there were also reports that the actor was having an affair with the movie’s main Bond girl, Jill St John, who played Tiffany Case.

She was the first ever American “Bond girl” and had quite the cult career as well – see more of her here:

Sadly, Lan’s career never took off like her sister’s and I posted a few years ago that Lana was close to becoming homeless:

Luckily, social media helped save her…here is that story, just lick the link here:

I’ve profiled many of the greatest “Bond girls”:

Claudine Auger was a gorgeous addition to “Thunderball” – sadly she died, but you can see all of her best work by clicking on my story here:

And what about the first ever “nude” Bond girl?

Molly Peters was the first to ever show nudity in a Bond film – see how and why here:

Of course, there have been some “Bond girls” who have a very provocative story beyond the films:

Barbara Bach had some great cult films and she snagged a Beatle too!

See her story here:

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Leave a comment and let me know if you believe Plenty O’Toole!



Categories: 70's Films, Camp Cult Classics, Classic Action Films, Cult Classics, JRsploitation, Nudity, sex kittens, Talent / Celebrites

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3 replies

  1. I prefer to think that Plenty O’Toole survived the fall instead of being a Disposable Woman like other Bond Girls – like Corinne Clery in “Moonraker”….

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  2. I can’t blame Sean at all. Lana was SO hot back then! 🙂
    Who could have resisted those ‘charms’?
    Best wishes, Pete.

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