Linda Christian

Born Nov 13, 1923

Linda Christian was a Mexican-born, United States-based film actress, who appeared in Mexican and Hollywood films. Her career reached its peak in the 1940s and 1950s. She played Mara in the last Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan film, Tarzan and The Mermaids (1948). She is also noted for being the first Bond girl, appearing in a 1954 TV adaptation of the James Bond novel Casino Royale. In 1963 she starred in an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, "An Out for Oscar".… Read More

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    Huffington Post - Jan 31, 2013
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    Fox News - Nov 08, 2012
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1923 Birth Born on November 13, 1923.
1933 9 Years Old Her stage name was invented by Flynn, who gave her the surname of Fletcher Christian of Mutiny on the Bounty fame. Flynn had played Fletcher Christian in a 1933 Australian film. … Read More


1944 20 Years Old She made her film debut in the 1944 musical comedy Up in Arms, co-starring Danny Kaye and Dinah Shore. … Read More
1949 25 Years Old She was the subject of a well-known photograph published in the January 1, 1949, issue of Vogue.


1954 30 Years Old Christian was the first Bond girl to appear on screen, playing Valerie Mathis (opposite Barry Nelson as James Bond) in the 1954 TV adaptation of Casino Royale, beating Ursula Andress to the screen by eight years. … Read More
1963 39 Years Old …  In 1963 she starred in an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, "An Out for Oscar". … Read More


2011 88 Years Old …  Linda Christian died on July 22, 2011, at the age of 87.
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