23 March 1950 |
Corinne Cléry (born 23 March 1950), also known as Corinne Piccolo, is a French actress. She is known for the films Moonraker (1979), The Story of O (1975) and Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983).
She was born near Paris and raised in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
She started her acting career in the late 1960s under the name Corinne Piccoli. Her first important film was Joël Le Moigne's Les Ponettes with Johnny Hallyday and DJ Hubert Wayaffe, whom she married at the end of the filming, aged 17.
Cléry first came to prominence in the controversial movie Story of O (1975) (Histoire d'O). She also modelled for the cover of French magazine Lui in which she is holding a huge copy of the book Story of O.
Cléry is also noted for playing Bond girl Corinne Dufour, antagonist Hugo Drax's assistant, in the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker; Drax has Dufour killed by his dogs after she betrays him to Bond. She also starred with Bond girl Barbara Bach (who played Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me) and Richard Kiel (who played Bond villain Jaws) in the film The Humanoid (1979). Following Moonraker, most of her films were made in Italy in Italian. However she also starred in the films Covert Action and Hitch Hike (1977) with actor David Hess. She appeared in Sergio Corbucci's The Con Artists (1976) with Adriano Celentano and Anthony Quinn.
She married Hubert Wayaffe.
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