I Don't Want To Be Born was released in 1975 and the following year, she starred as Princess Dia, with Doug McLure and Peter Cushing in the adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel At The Earth's Core (1976).
In recent years, Caroline has spent more time with her family although, after a break of nine years since she made To Die For (1994), there have been 2 cameo roles - in Flesh For The Beast (2003), and The Absence Of Light (2004). Caroline has an Official website with information and lots of photographs, also Dave Hagan's fascinating Horror-Wood webzine interview with Caroline is well worth a read (see links).
She was the gypsy girl Carla in Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974) with Horst Janson, but it turned out to be her last appearance for the Studio. In a move away from Hammer Studios, Caroline played the slave-girl Margiana in the adventure fantasy The Golden Voyage of Sinbad in 1974, with Tom Baker in the leading role.
Modelling contracts followed, including Vogue magazine, and this in turn led to Caroline advertising various products - most famously as the poster girl for Lamb's Navy Rum. Caroline also did a small amount of acting in films. In one of them she lies in a coffin with Vincent Price!
Caroline Munro was born in Windsor in 1950. Aged 16, she entered the 'Face Of The Year' competition run by photographer David Bailey. Winning this event was to play a big part in shaping her career.
After The Spy who Loved Me, Cubby Broccoli encouraged Caroline to seek her fortune in America, but she preferred to remain based in England. Some of the films that she made around this time include Starcrash (1979) with David Hasselhoff and Christopher Plummer in the lead roles, and also the extreme horror drama Maniac (1980).
1977 saw Caroline turn down a role in Superman: The Movie so that she could make her permanent mark in a James Bond film and play the helicopter pilot, Naomi, in The Spy Who Loved Me. During a car chase, she winks at Bond (Roger Moore) whilst trying to shoot him down! 007 eventually blows up Naomi and her helicopter using an underwater missile.
I have now met Caroline several times, she is a super person, always very friendly and so easy to talk to.
The first time was in 2004 at Milton Keynes when she signed my Bond Girls book, which you can see her holding in the photo. She was at Pinewood Studios when I went there for the George
Lazenby event in 2005.
This photo was taken at the NEC in Birmingham in November 2005. I saw her there again in 2006 when we had a chat about the latest Bond film Casino Royale which I had just seen at the cinema.
Hammer Studios clearly recognised her potential for 'horror' films and offered her a long term contract. Acting was now taking over from modelling, and her first significant role, as Laura Bellows, came in Dracula AD 1972 (1972) with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Later however she turned down several leading female roles for Hammer because they required nudity.
Caroline Munro is the Poster Girl
for Lamb's Navy Rum
in Dracula AD 1972
Christopher Lee and Caroline
Caroline Munro as Margiana
Caroline Munro as Stella Star in Starcrash
Caroline Munro in At The Earth's Core
Peter Cushing, Doug McLure &
Captian Kronos - Vampire Hunter
Caroline Munro and Horst Janson in
that Caroline signed for me
This is the photograph from my Bond Girls book
Caroline Munro as Naomi in The Spy Who Loved Me
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