Daniela Bianchi “From Russia With Love”

[Moneypenny, M and other officials are listening to Bond’s taped interview of Tatiana Romanov.]
Tatiana Romanova: The mechanism is… Oh, James, James… Will you make love to me all the time in England?
James Bond: Day and night. Go on about the mechanism.
Daniela Bianchi

Italian actress, whose best known part was Tatiana Romanova in the 1963 James Bond movie From Russia with Love.

Born in Rome, she was the 1st runner-up in the 1960 Miss Universe contest, where she was also voted Miss Photogenic by the press. Her film career began in 1958. In From Russia with Love her voice was dubbed by Barbara Jefford.

She made a number of French and Italian movies after From Russia with Love, the last being Scacco Internazionale in 1968. One of her later films was Operation Kid Brother (also known as OK Connery and Operation Double 007), which was a James Bond spoof filmed in English (though Bianchi was again dubbed) and starring Sean Connery’s brother, Neil Connery. In 1970, she retired from acting to marry a Genoan shipping magnate and have a son.

4 thoughts on “Daniela Bianchi “From Russia With Love””

  1. i am not familiar with the girl but she’s sexy and definitely fit the role, and i love james bond movies.

  2. Just want to say I love your site. I am a big James Bond fan and seeing some of the posts has reminded me of some of the movies I have forgotten about…

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