Linda Christian
Mexican actress
Linda Christian
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".
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Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.: Barry Nelson, American Actor, Was the Very First 007
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Slated for this year's Academy Awards is a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the 007 movie franchise which will include guest appearances by all six film actors who essayed the role of James Bond on the silver screen: Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. They reportedly will all step onstage to the accompaniment of songstress Adele's rendition of the Bond theme tune, "Skyfall." However, it must be stressed that American actor Barry Nelson was the very first to play the 007 role in 1954 (some nine years in before the first movie debuted) in the TV version of Casino Royale on the hour-long Climax anthology series. Interestingly, he was referred to as "Jimmy" throughout the production. Nelson had a long career in television (such as roles in The Twlight Zone, Thriller, and Murder, She Wrote) as well as films (such as The Shining, Pete 'n' Tillie and Airport). Sadly, he passed away in 2007 at the age of 90. Bu ...
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Real first Bond girl Linda Christian appeared decade before 'Dr. No.' Find out how...
Fox News - over 4 years
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Off the Hook! Exhibition closing June 30th
Cumming Patch - over 4 years
“Off the Hook” is an exhibition of approximately 200 handmade antique, modern and contemporary hookrugs that explore the tradition of this art form as well as new directions for the craft. The largest art exhibition ever presented by the state-of-the-art Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center features 52 artists through June 30, 2012. Carolyn Folsom, Barbara Springer, Nancy Mumma, and Linda Christman from Cumming are featured artists. Folsom is Inspired to Have Fun and Stimulate a NewGeneration of Rug Hookers Cumming, GA resident Carolyn Folsom is among four dozen rug hooking artists with work on view through June 30, 2012 in “Off the Hook - Exploring Our Rug HookingHeritage,” an exhibition in the state-of the-art galleries of the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center (GEHC) in Buford, GA. The exhibit includes hundreds of antique to contemporary hand-hooked rugs along with hands-on activities and beginner to advanced workshops.  The GEHC Foundation and the Atlanta Dogw ...
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Norristown is Going Even Greener
Norristown Patch - almost 5 years
From the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society: Just in time for spring, over 2,000 new trees will be planted in Norristown, thanks to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC). To celebrate, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at MLK Park at East Oak Street between Arch and Violet streets on Monday, April 30 at 10 a.m. Join Montgomery County Commissioner Leslie Richards, Norristown Municipal Councilwoman Linda Christian and representatives from PENNVEST and PHS. Norristown is one of five communities in our area to receive new trees as part of a program funded by a grant from PENNVEST, an independent state agency that provides funding for drinking water programs, storm water management, brownfield assessments and more. PENNVEST awarded the grant to DVRPC to work in partnership with PHS to plant the trees. The planting areas include streetscapes, parks, schools and other public properties. In addition to providing ...
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Mexicanas en Hollywood: talento y belleza en pantalla - Terra México
Google News - over 5 years
Linda Christian, originaria de Tampico Tamaulipas y llamada La 'Bomba Mexicana', fue una de las divas de Hollywood durante los años 40, destacando su actuación en 'Tarzán y las sirenas' junto a Johnny Weissmuller. Se casó con la supertrella Tyrone
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Call of the wild is answered - Tampabay.com
Google News - over 5 years
"She'll be alright," said Linda Christian, a federal and state licensed wildlife rehabilitator who runs the nonprofit 100 Acre Wood Wildlife Rehabilitation facility in Brooksville. "She may not be as fast as she would be with four legs,
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UPDATED: Cost of parking in Norristown going up (video) - The Times Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Council President Linda Christian said the new parking fees were discussed with merchants. “But not every merchant was heard from,” she said. “I thought we talked to the merchants,” said Council Vice President Gary Simpson. “Most, if not all,
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Council to Make Weed & Seed Money Available for Crime-Reduction Initiatives - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
According to council President Linda Christian, the only way the remaining money could be used is if the municipality requested it from the state since the organization disbanded. Following making the necessary requests, the Public Safety Committee,
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Screen siren and real life temptress had claim as first Bond girl - The Age
Google News - over 5 years
THE phrase ''famous for being famous'' could have been invented for Linda Christian, who has died in Palm Springs, California, aged 87. Her celebrity came from her marriages to the handsome film stars Tyrone Power and Edmund Purdom, and her liaisons
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007怎能少了她 历任邦女郎大盘点 - 北青网
Google News - over 5 years
活跃于好莱坞40年代的电影女星,首个“邦女郎”琳达·克里斯汀(Linda Christian)于本月22日在加州因不敌大肠癌病逝,享年87岁。据悉,琳达生于墨西哥的富康之家,小时候就已跟随石油大亨父亲环游世界。1944年她以演音乐剧
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Norristown Council hears plans for 2-way DeKalb Street (video) - The Times Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Council President Linda Christian asked about the effect of a new traffic light at Freedley Street when elementary school children cross DeKalb Street at Summit Street. She asked, “What type of things might be done to slow traffic at that intersection?
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VIDEO: Police, residents unite for National Night Out Against Crime - Montgomery Newspapers
Google News - over 5 years
Norristown Borough Council President Linda Christian and Norristown Police Officer Brian Graham at the National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday evening at the George Washington Carver Center in Norristown. Photo by Rebecca Savedow NORRISTOWN — It's
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Ladies golf was full of hits and misses in Alberni - Alberni Valley News
Google News - over 5 years
They are: Linda Christian, Gayle Rhodes and Colleen McDonald. A hearty congratulations to all our winners and a huge “thank you” to the ticketholders who supported our draw. Thank you especially to the staff in the pro shop for helping sell the tickets
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Linda Christian, 87, Early Bond Girl
NYTimes - over 5 years
PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) -- Linda Christian, a Hollywood starlet of the 1940s and '50s who was in Johnny Weissmuller's last Tarzan movie and the first adaptation of a James Bond novel, but who was probably best known for her marriage to her fellow heartthrob Tyrone Power, died here on Friday. She was 87. The cause was colon cancer, her daughter
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Linda Christian, 1923-2011 - The Weekly Standard (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
These thoughts were triggered by the death last week in Palm Desert of Linda Christian. You've probably never heard of Linda Christian, but in her time, the old Life magazine dubbed her “the anatomic bomb.” Christian was the first Bond girl,
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PASSINGS: Michael Cacoyannis, Linda Christian - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
Michael Cacoyannis, 89, the Cyprus-born filmmaker and screenwriter who directed the 1964 film classic "Zorba the Greek," starring Anthony Quinn, died Monday at an Athens hospital of complications from a heart attack and chronic respiratory problems
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Linda Christian, Actress and Tyrone Power's Wife, Dies at 87 - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
(AP) — Linda Christian, a Hollywood starlet of the 1940s and '50s who was in Johnny Weissmuller's last Tarzan movie and the first adaptation of a James Bond novel, but who was probably best known for her marriage to her fellow heartthrob Tyrone Power, ... - -
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Linda Christian
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 87
    Linda Christian died on July 22, 2011, at the age of 87.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1963
    Age 39
    In 1963 she starred in an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, "An Out for Oscar".
    More Details Hide Details Christian was born as Blanca Rosa Welter in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, a daughter of Dutch engineer and Royal Dutch Shell executive, Gerardus Jacob Welter (1904–1981), and his Mexican-born wife, the former Blanca Rosa Vorhauer (1901-1992), who was of Spanish, German and French descent. The Welter family moved a great deal during Christian's youth, living everywhere from South America and Europe to the Middle East and Africa. As a result of this nomadic lifestyle, Christian became an accomplished polyglot with the ability to speak fluent French, German, Dutch, Spanish, English, Italian and even a bit of haphazard Arabic and Russian. Christian had three younger siblings, a sister, actress Ariadna Gloria Welter (1930–1998), and two brothers, Gerardus Jacob Welter (born 1924) and Edward Albert Welter (born 1932). In her youth Christian's only aspiration was to become a physician. After she graduated from secondary school she had a fortuitous meeting with her screen idol Errol Flynn, who became her lover, and she was persuaded by him to give up her hopes of joining the medical profession, move to Hollywood, and pursue an acting career. Not long after arriving in Hollywood she was spotted by Louis B. Mayer's secretary at a fashion show in Beverly Hills. He offered, and she accepted, a seven-year contract with MGM.
  • 1954
    Age 30
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In 2001, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to her. Christian's fame, however, was largely derived from having been married to (and divorced from) the popular screen idol Tyrone Power (1949–56). The couple married in Rome, Italy, at Santa Francesca Romana church; Christian wore a formfitting gold-damask gown, and the church was decorated with two thousand 'Esther' carnations. She and Power were the parents of singer Romina Power and actress Taryn Power. Romina was one half of the Italian singing duo Al Bano and Romina Power. A month after she divorced Tyrone Power, Christian was seen with Spanish racing driver Alfonso de Portago, who was married to American Carroll de Portago (later Carroll Petrie). Carroll had recently given birth to "Fon's" second child Anthony. De Portago was also dating model Dorian Leigh, mother of his recently born illegitimate son Kim. Linda was photographed with de Portago at the 1957 Mille Miglia car race. The photo shows Christian leaning in to kiss Fon before he drove off and crashed his Ferrari, killing himself, his navigator Ed Nelson and at least ten spectators in the process. The press labeled the photo "The Kiss of Death". De Portago was 28 years old. Her ex-husband, Tyrone Power, died the following year of a heart attack at the age of 44. Christian was later married to the Rome-based British actor Edmund Purdom.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1949
    Age 25
    She was the subject of a well-known photograph published in the January 1, 1949, issue of Vogue.
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  • 1944
    Age 20
    She made her film debut in the 1944 musical comedy Up in Arms, co-starring Danny Kaye and Dinah Shore.
    More Details Hide Details This movie also happened to be Danny Kaye's own first film. This film was followed by Holiday in Mexico (1946), Green Dolphin Street (1947), and what was perhaps her best-known film, Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1933
    Age 9
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In his autobiography, My Wicked, Wicked Ways, Flynn states that immediately after Linda Christian's screen test, he offered to pay for her to have a couple of crooked teeth fixed. When he got a whopping bill, he discovered that she had taken the opportunity to undergo major cosmetic dentistry. Years later, when he met her again, he said, "Smile, baby – I want to see those choppers: they took their first bite out of me."
  • 1923
    Born
    Born on November 13, 1923.
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