Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Karin Dor, 1938-2017

I noticed today that German actress Karin Dor has died at the age of 79.

I have to admit that, surprisingly, I don't remember Dor from her role of playing a Bond Girl in You Only Live Twice -- I only recall the Japanese Bond Girls from that one. Her name really reminds me of the Alfred Hitchcock movie Topaz. She plays Juanita, the Cuban woman who gets killed in a memorable sequence, shot from overhead.

Dor didn't make many English-language movies, focusing on her native Germany as well as the stage. Germans would probably know her from a couple of films she did on a version of the American Old West that was even more fictitious than anything out of Hollywood, those based on Karl May's Winnetou character.

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