Luciana Paluzzi’s moments of deju vu

Luciana Paluzzi, whose acting career included stints on Thunderball, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Hawaii Five-O, might very well have felt a little deju vu.

Gong to extreme lengths to follow a hero:

In To Trap A Spy and The Four-Steps Affair episode of The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Luciana plays Angela, an operative for WASP or Thrush (depending which version you watch). To entice Napoleon Solo into a trap, she hides in the back of the U.N.C.L.E. agent’s car. Solo detects her presence and pulls over to the side of the road before she’s ready and invites here to come out.

In My Friend, The Enemy, a 1978 episode of Hawaii Five-O, Luciana plays Liana Libella, an Italian journalist who, while trying to get a story, hides in the back of the car Five-O Officer Dan Williams. Williams detects her presence and lets her sit back there until he’s ready to park the car at the Honolulu airport.

Sudden death:

To Trap A Spy: Angela tries to set up Solo to get killed but the U.N.C.L.E. agent pulls a switch and she perishes in the death trap. In the TV version, we see the same footage but are told she survives in the hospital.

Thunderball: Luciana plays Fiona Volpe, a SPECTRE operative who tries to set up James Bond but is killed when 007 pulls a switch and she perishes in the death trap.

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