like Maud Adams and Ursula Andress it belongs to the very closed circle of actresses who have been several times James Bond girl in the film. The pungent and gironde actress Serbian Nadja Regin, partner of Sean Connery in from Russia with love then Goldfinger in the early 1960s, has passed away at the age of 87 years, a-t-on learned from the official website of the saga of 007.

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Nadezda Poderegin, the city its name, was born December 2, 1931 in Nis, in present-day Serbia. At the same time that it follows the courses of the Academy of dramatic arts in Belgrade and the Faculty of philosophy of Belgrade University, she began a career as an actress in films produced in his home country of Yugoslavia. In 1953, she appeared for the first time in the credits of Das Haus an der Küste under the pseudonym Nadja Regin, which it will retain until the end of his career.

Nadja Regin with Pedro Armendariz in “from Russia with love” in 1963. Screen Capture

But this is obviously his two appearances in the film adaptations of the novels of Ian Fleming, first in from Russia with love in 1963 where she portrays the mistress of Ali Karim Bey, the agent of the british secret service in Istanbul, and then in the pre-intro of Goldfinge r in 1964 where she tends a trap to James Bond, which will lay the foundations of his international reputation.

Paradoxically this by way of double James Bond girl will be a bit of a swan song to her career as an actress. After a few roles without glory in television series such as The Saint or bowler Hat and leather boots , she will leave the stage permanently in 1968 to devote himself to writing.

This intelligent woman has never taken his “small roles” in 007 very seriously. But when in 2012 during the London Olympic Games, Nadja Regin saw that the “Queen” in person, Elizabeth II, agreed to play a scene alongside Daniel Craig, she declared with much spirit: “If a little happiness goes with the Queen, I think that finally having played in two missions bondiennes was not so dishonorable as that.” Like diamonds, the humour of the Bond girls is eternal.

from Russia with love by Terence Young in 1963, with Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Lotte Lenya, Pedro Armendariz, Nadja Regin…