Claudine Auger is a French actress best known for her role as Bond girl, Dominique "Domino" Derval, in the James Bond film Thunderball. She earned the title of Miss France Monde and was also the first runner-up in the 1958 Miss World contest.
She died on Wednesday In Paris following a long period of illness, her agency Time Art said.
But she quickly developed a talent for acting, and landed roles including one in the 1962 film The Iron Mask .
A few years later in 1965, she shot to global stardom as Domino in Thunderball, the fourth film in The Bond franchise.Claudine Auger , pictured with Sean Connery on The Set of Thunderball, went on to have a fruitful career in French and Italian cinema
It was later revealed that the production team had rewritten the character for Auger. Domino was initially supposed to be Italian, but she became French.
"Bond girls" were rarely given recognition for their acting talents, with the focus at the time instead being on their physical appearance and swimsuits.
However, Auger approached The Role as she would if she were "playing Molière" at a prestigious theatre, she told a TV interview in 1965.
It was "a game, the same thing", She Said .
After Thunderball, Auger went on to have a fruitful career in French and Italian cinema throughout the late 1960s and 1970s.