Gloria Hendry

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Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table. Gloria Hendry (born March 3, 1949), also known as Gloria Henry, is an American actress and former model.[1] She is best known for her roles in films from the 1970s, most notably: portraying Rosie Carver in 1973's James Bond film Live and Let Die, which was Roger Moore´s first Bond film;[1] and Helen Bradley in the blaxploitation film Black Caesar,[1] and the sequel, Hell Up in Harlem.[1]

Career[edit]

Hendry began her acting career in the 1968 Sidney Poitier film For Love of Ivy. In 1973 she portrayed the Bond girl Rosie Carver in the James Bond film Live and Let Die. In that film, she became the first African American woman to become romantically involved with 007; Trina Parks, who played a nemesis to Bond rather than a love interest in Diamonds Are Forever (the previous Bond film) is considered to be the first African-American Bond girl.[2] When Live and Let Die was first released in South Africa, her love scenes with Roger Moore were cut out because it was prohibited by the Apartheid government.Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table. She later starred in several 1970s blaxploitation films, including Across 110th Street (1972), Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973), and both the 1973 films Black Caesar and its sequel Hell Up in Harlem. She also portrayed the martial arts expert, Sydney, in Black Belt Jones (1974),[1] and appeared in Savage Sisters (1974) and Bare Knuckles (1977). Her most recent film role was in the action comedy Freaky Deaky in 2012.

Personal[edit]

Henry is of Seminole, Chinese, Creek Indian, Irish and African descent. She completed a memoir, entitled "Gloria". In it she discusses Bond, the films of the 1970s, working as a Bunny at the famous Playboy Club in the 1960s, modeling, singing and her experiences as an African American woman during the 1960s.Script error: The module returned a value. It is supposed to return an export table.

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