Claudine Auger dead: First French Bond Girl dies aged 78

Other French actresses who followed her in the Bond films included Carole Bouquet in For Your Eyes Only in 1981, 2006’s Eva Green in Casino Royale and French actress Léa Seydoux in Spectre’s 2015.

Claudine studied drama at the Paris Drama Conservatory.

Since her Bond days, she has starred in a number of Italian, French and Spanish films including The Bermuda Triangle in 1978, Credo in 1983, and La bocca in 1991.

Her second husband passed away in 2008 but she is survived by her daughter, Jessica.