(Belated) happy birthday to Luciana Paluzzi

June 10 was the birthday of Luciana Paluzzi, who played the femme fatale Fiona Volpe in Thunderball.

In the most recent issue of Her Majesty’s Secret Service, she was the sixth favorite Bond girl in a survey of HMSS editors and ranked as the hottest in that same survey.

Here’s one of the reasons why.

That was in 1965. Nine years later, she’d be reunited with director Terence Young in a movie called The Klansman. It didn’t get very good reviews (and didn’t help the reputations of stars Lee Marvin and Richard Burton), but if you want to check it out, you can CLICK RIGHT HERE.