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December 31, 2009

Actresses: Valerie Leon

Valerie Leon
Valerie Leon doing promo work for Blood from the Mummy's TombValerie Leon
, born November 12th 1945, is a cult movie actress known for her roles in a number of high profile British films as well as a near perfect hour-glass figure.

Valerie Leon's mother, who was trained at Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London stopped acting to become a full-time mother. Leon is the eldest of four privately-educated children. After leaving college, she became a trainee fashion buyer at Harrods before going to an audition which led to her becoming a chorus girl then going on tour with Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl.

Leon has been both an official and unofficial Bond girl playing the role of "hotel receptionist" in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and the "Lady in Bahamas" in the non-canon Never Say Never Again (1983). Other supporting appearances included Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978), another hotel receptionist in The Italian Job (1969), and a call girl in No Sex Please, We're British (1973). The 1971 Hammer horror film Blood from the Mummy's Tomb offered Leon a rare lead role, as a reincarnated Egyptian queen.

Leon was married to BBC's Head Of Comedy, Michael Mills from 1974 until his death in 1986. The had two children, a boy named Leon born in 1975 and a girl Merope born in 1977.

Gallery I. Gallery II. Gallery III.

Wikipedia, Valerie Leon
Official Site, Valerie Leon.com

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