Early Life

Auger was born in Nazi-occupied Paris, France on April 26, 1941. In 1958 she earned the title of “Miss France Monde” and was also the first runner-up in the Miss World contest. A year later she married her first husband, writer-director Pierre Gaspard-Huit, who was 25 years her senior. They divorced years later.

Early Roles

Her first role was an uncredited one as a ballerina in Jean Cocteau’s 1960 movie, Testament of Orpheus. Her husband cast her a couple of years later in Le Masque De Fer and Kali Yug: Goddess Of Vengeance.

Thunderball

When she was on holiday in the Bahamas, writer-producer Kevin McClory saw her and recommended that she audition for the part of Domino in his new James Bond movie called Thunderball.

After the movie’s release, she appeared semi-nude in Playboy magazine.

Post-Bond Roles

Auger’s film roles were more abundant in Europe than in America after Thunderball, including Triple Cross (1966) and The Killing Game (1967). She starred with fellow Bond girls Ursula Andress in Anyone Can Play (1968) and Barbara Bach (and Barbara Bouchet) in Black Belly Of The Tarantula (1971).

She would retire from acting in 1995. Her final role would be in Los Hombres Simper Mienten.

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