Claudine Auger

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Claudine Auger (born Claudine Oger; 26 April 1941 – 18 December 2019) was a French actress best known for her role as Bond girl Dominique "Domino" Derval in the James Bond film Thunderball (1965). She earned the title of Miss France Monde (the French representative of Miss World) and was also the first runner-up in the 1958 Miss World contest.

Auger was born in Paris, France. She made her film debut when still in school.

When she was 18, she married the 43-year-old writer-director Pierre Gaspard-Huit (the couple later divorced). He cast her in several films, including Le Masque de fer (1962) and Kali Yug: Goddess of Vengeance (1963).

When she was on holiday in Nassau, writer-producer Kevin McClory saw Auger and recommended that she audition for his film Thunderball (1965). The role of Domino was originally to be an Italian woman, Dominetta Petacchi. Auger impressed the producers so much that they rewrote the part to that of a French woman, to better suit her. Although she took lessons to perfect her English, her voice was eventually dubbed by Nikki van der Zyl. Thunderball launched Auger into a successful European movie career, but did little for her otherwise in the United States.

Auger died on 18 December 2019 in Paris.

MOVIE CREDITS:
1971: Renata Donati - Ecologia del delitto
1965: Dominique 'Domino' Derval - Thunderball
1979: Agnès Pardot - L'associé
1971: Laura - La tarantola dal ventre nero
1965: Isolina - Yoyo
1978: La femme à l'imperméable - Un papillon sur l'épaule
1967: Jacqueline Meyrand - Jeu de massacre
1966: Maddalena De Medici - L'arcidiavolo
1977: Betty - Pane, burro e marmellata
1968: Carla Maria Mannini - Escalation
1969: Marina - Komm, süßer Tod
1974: Consuelo - La Dynamite est bonne a boire
1975: Sophie - L'intrépide
1976: パリの哀愁
1968: Esmerelda - Le dolce signore
1966: Paulette - Triple Cross
1975: Catherine - Flic Story
1960: Minerve (uncredited) - Le Testament d'Orphée
1986: La mère - Les Exploits d'un jeune Don Juan
1979: Elisa Massacesi - Viaggio con Anita
1972: The Friend - Gli ordini sono ordini
1968: actrice - Flammes sur l'Adriatique
1981: Black Jack
1971: Nathalie Silvener - Un peu de soleil dans l'eau froide
1972: Michèle - Alfredi's Secretary - Un verano para matar
1979: Carla Rebaudengo Spinosi - Aragosta a colazione
1963: Amrita - Kali Yug, il mistero del tempio indiano
1988: Madre di Gabriella - Un amore di donna
1964: Elektra Tzanou - Die Lady
1984: Sophie Meister - Secret Places
1984: Lily Wencel - The Devil's Lieutenant
1976: Il colpaccio
1980: Johanne McPherson - Fantastica
1968: Barbara - I bastardi
1980: Diana - Prestami tua moglie
1991: La bocca
1976: Sol - Cuando los maridos iban a la guerra
1978: Sybil - The Bermuda Triangle
1988: Dino's Widow - Il frullo del passero
1967: Adriana - Il padre di famiglia
1968: Ida Bernasconi - Scusi, facciamo l'amore?
1985: Moglie di Ragusa - Il Pentito
1995: Artémise d'Aubec - Un orage immobile
1966: Concettina - Operazione San Gennaro
1963: Amrita - Kali Yug, la dea della vendetta
1962: Le masque de fer
1997: Madame de Fervaques - Le Rouge et le Noir
1963: Clio Andropolous - In the French Style
1992: George's Mother - Salt on Our Skin
1958: Christine
1974: Passenger on the liner (uncredited) - Borsalino and Co.

TV CREDITS:
1983: Katja Milenkaja - Die goldenen Schuhe
1972: Ginette Beauchurch - Great Performances