Thursday, June 4, 2015

Ladies of the Day: Izabella Scorupco & Marguerite Green…Day 155 of Bond 365

Izabella Scorupco
Born this day in 1970
Natalya Simonova in GoldenEye

Izabella Scorupco was born in Poland but relocated with her mother when she was a young child. At 17, she was discovered by a director who cast her as Annelie in the Swedish film Ingen kan alska som vi (1988), which resulted in her becoming a teen idol. Scorupco became a model in Sweden and Europe and then launched a career as a singer.

In 1994, she returned to acting and was cast in a number of films including GoldenEye (1995) opposite Pierce Brosnan. Interestingly, she passed on two roles: Lynn Bracken in L.A. Confidential (1997) and as Elena in The Mask of Zorro (1998). The former role went to another Bond alum, Kim Basinger, who starred opposite Sean Connery in the 1983 Never Say Never Again

I enjoyed her performance in GoldenEye and candidly, I liked the clothing choices made for her, especially in the early scenes of the film of her working at the base. It would be nice to see her in more roles. 

Marguerite Green
Passed away this day in 1983
Production Secretary for From Russia With Love, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker

Marguerite Green was originally from Brentford, England and got her start in the crime drama The Clouded Yellow (1950) as a production secretary. She would have rubbed shoulders with stars Jean Simmons and Trevor Howard. In her 30+ years in the business, Green worked with several well-known stars: Alan Ladd, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Michael Caine and two James Bonds, as portrayed by Sean Connery and Roger Moore.

If you happen to have The Making of James Bond – 007 (1977) then you’ll get to hear from Ms Green herself of her work on the Bond films.

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