The globe lost the first – and many say the greatest – James Bond star this week. He famously made a one-off return to the role with the 1983 blockbuster. Nicaraguan American model-turned-actress Carrera played Fatima Blush alongside Kim Basinger as Domino Petachi. Extraordinarily, Roger Moore also starred as the British spy that year in the official franchise release Octopussy.
Carrera described her extraordinary time on set with Connery in fascinating detail. The ex playboy Covergirl had actually been offered a role in Octopussy but turned it down to share the screen with her idol.
She said: “Sean Connery is Bond. He had a magnetism about him that just drew you in. He was a man’s man. He was the kind of person that men wanted to emulate. And women wanted to be dominated by him. He was the quintessential James Bond. I think all the other Bonds have tried ……
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