Date of Birth : Dec 12th 1927
Blackman’s films include: Quartet and So Long at the Fair with Dirk Bogarde, the 1958 story of the Titanic’s sinking A Night to Remember; Life at the Top with Laurence Harvey, The Virgin and the Gypsy, and the Western films Shalako with Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot and Something Big with Dean Martin.
She played the role of Hera in Jason and the Argonauts (1963). She also did an overdub for an actress in the same film providing the voice for the character of Medea. More recently, the actress has had small roles in the films Bridget Jones Diary and Hot Gold.
Bond film supremo Albert R. Broccoli admitted that Blackman had been cast on the back of her success in The Avengers, despite the fact that the American audience had never even seen the programme. Broccoli said, “The Brits would love her because they knew her as Mrs. Gale, the Yanks would like her because she was so good, it was a perfect combination”. Blackman was one of the very few “Bond girls” older than the actor playing James Bond.