Caroline Munro – “The Spy Who Loved Me”

Caroline Monro

In 1977, Munro turned down the opportunity to play villainess Ursa in Superman in favor of what would become her most celebrated film appearance, the ill-fated helicopter pilot Naomi in the Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. In one of the franchise’s most memorable car chase sequences, she seductively winks at Bond while trying to gun him down from her helicopter. In her role as Naomi, she holds the distinction of being the first woman ever undeniably killed by James Bond. Cubby Broccoli urged Caroline to make her way to America in search of more lucrative offers. She declined preferring to stay close to her family.
Throughout the 1980s, Munro was often cited by the press as being a candidate for the co-starring role in a proposed (but never produced) feature film based upon Doctor Who. The feature was being co-produced by her second husband George Dugdale. At various times, press reports linked her with numerous actors touted to play the role of The Doctor, including David Bowie.

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  1. The first time watching T.S.W.L.M. was on a Friday night many years ago on UPN30 network TV, when they had the 007 movie month special. I watch the whole chase and when Bond & Anya got away from Naomi and her helicopter, they didn’t torpedo her, they just drove like it didn’t matter if they let her live. I like that portion of TVediting of the movie, gives me the feeling that Naomi actually survived. Now that outcome was better than te whole movie.

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