For years now I have been subscribing to the James Bond Car Collection. This started back in the dim and distant days between Die Another Day and Casino Royale. (I think. The collection was only supposed to last 40 issues but keeps getting extended. Currently we are up to number 119.)
Along with each issue there is a 1:43 scale model of a car that appeared in a James Bond movie in some capacity. Also included is a slim magazine with some info on the car and the movie.
One bonus bit of content is the “coming in the next issue” page at the back of the mag. Here they preview the next car and as a way of illustrating it they use a photo of one of the Bond girls from that movie.
Which brings us onto the subject of this post. Issue 118′s preview of a car from Thunderball was accompanied by a very nice photo of Luciana Paluzzi as Fiona Volpe. She played the memorable villan lady in that movie, happily disposing of a NATO pilot so he could be replaced by a double and getting rid of Count Lippe while wearing motorcycle leathers.
Later in the movie Bond finds her taking a bath in his hotel suite. “Would you mind giving me something to put on?” she asks Bond. He complies by handing her some shoes.
Anyway, the photo in the mag was so nice I decided to scan it.