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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 10 June 1937Rome, Lazio, Italy
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Luciana Paluzzi was born on June 10, 1937 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She is an actress, known for Thunderball (1965), Muscle Beach Party (1964) and The Green Slime (1968). She has been married to Michael Solomon since 1980. She was previously married to Brett Halsey.

Spouse (2)

Michael Solomon (1980 - present)
Brett Halsey (24 January 1960 - 19 March 1962) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

Her voice
Red hair

Trivia (8)

Shapely, reddish-haired Italian leading lady who followed a wave of 1950s Italian bombshells (Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida) into films, providing sexy but routine diversion in spy intrigue.
She was originally considered for the lead Bond girl Domino Derval in Thunderball (1965), which was eventually played by former "Miss France" Claudine Auger. Instead, she played the evil secondary role of Fiona Volpe, the fetching, bouffant-haired nemesis who accidentally takes it in the back while dancing with 007, and is probably better remembered for it. Sean Connery's Bond has the memorable line directed to a couple sitting near the dance floor: "Do you mind if my friend sits this one out? She's just dead."
She's the daughter of an Italian army officer.
Appeared in the same year in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) and the James Bond film Thunderball (1965); in both she plays a villain's associate, who attempts to seduce the hero, and dies when the hero pushes her into the line of fire in her own death trap.
Fluent in Italian and English.
As of 2005, she was living in Bel-Air, CA.
Friends with fellow former Bond girl Britt Ekland.

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