Marguerite LeWars

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Marguerite LeWars
Born 1938 (age 76–77)
Kingston, Jamaica
Other names Marguerite Gordon

Marguerite LeWars (born c. 1938 in Kingston) is a Jamaican former beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Jamaica in 1961. While serving in that capacity, she played the role of Dr. No's photographer, Annabel Chung, in the first ever James Bond film Dr No, in 1962. [1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

She was born in Kingston Jamaica as Marguerite LeWars. She now uses the surname Gordon taken from her second husband. Her father was a town clerk and her mother a housewife. She is a former Miss Jamaica. She represented Jamaica in Miss Universe in Miami. [4][5][6]

Career[edit]

Her only screen role was in Dr. No and it was a matter of chance; the production crew of Dr No encountered her at Kingston airport as they were preparing for filming. LeWars was an employee there at the time and they decided to use her in the film. She was first offered the role of Miss Taro but she was reluctant because of the sexual theme involved. She was then offered the small role of Anabe Chung. In the commentary of the Dr. No DVD release, LeWars reveals that makeup was applied to her face to make her appear partly oriental. She also states that her voice in the film was dubbed over by the filmmakers without her prior knowledge. She was invited for to London to dub but declined. [7] She is also seen in the documentary Inside Dr. No as herself.

She worked at British West Indian Airlines and Lufthansa. She helped with the start of Air Jamaica. She started her own Human resource training company,MK Careers, when she was 30. she is a regular columnist on etiquette in the Trinidad Express. She has written two books.[8] Her sister Barbara was the wife of former Jamaican Prime minister Michael Manley.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

She lives in Trinidad and Tobago. Her second Husband is Kenneth Gordon who was Trinidadian government minister and is the present chairman of Caribbean Communications Network (CCN) and president of the West Indies Cricket Board. She has a son, Gregory and a granddaughter who live in Vancouver.[11] Her sister Barbara was the wife of former Jamaican Prime minister Michael Manley.[12]

Bibliography[edit]

  1. Dancer, the little dog from Mayaro Beach, 1991 (children’s book).[13]
  2. Manners and Entertaining with Marguerite Gordon: A Guide to Caribbean Life and Style (2008)[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sarti, Doug. "Bond Girl Marguerite Gordon brings 1960s glam to Vancity". straight.com. VANCOUVER FREE PRESS PUBLISHING CORP. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "THE 'PAGEANTRY' OF HAIR". jamaicaobserver.com. Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Leiren-Young, Mark. "Hollywood North: Canada’s leading James Bond expert to transform Vancity Theatre into 007 museum (with video)". vancouversun.com. Postmedia Network Inc. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Sarti, Doug. "Bond Girl Marguerite Gordon brings 1960s glam to Vancity". straight.com. VANCOUVER FREE PRESS PUBLISHING CORP. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Hutton, Zina. "Bond Girl: Re-Watching and Re-Evaluating Dr. No". themarysue.com. Dan Abrams, Founder. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  6. ^ Martin, Cedriann J. "Marguerite Gordon: lady of the manners". caribbean-beat.com. Caribbean Beat. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Sarti, Doug. "Bond Girl Marguerite Gordon brings 1960s glam to Vancity". straight.com. VANCOUVER FREE PRESS PUBLISHING CORP. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  8. ^ Sarti, Doug. "Bond Girl Marguerite Gordon brings 1960s glam to Vancity". straight.com. VANCOUVER FREE PRESS PUBLISHING CORP. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  9. ^ Martin, Cedriann J. "Marguerite Gordon: lady of the manners". caribbean-beat.com. Caribbean Beat. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  10. ^ Fraser, Mark. "A place among Bond Girls Marguerite Gordon featured in Canada-based news site...". trinidadexpress.com. Caribbean Communication Network. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  11. ^ Parry, Malcolm. "Postmedia Network Inc.". vancouversun.com. Postmedia Network Inc. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  12. ^ Martin, Cedriann J. "Marguerite Gordon: lady of the manners". caribbean-beat.com. Caribbean Beat. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  13. ^ Gordon, Marguerite (1991). Dancer, the little dog from Mayaro Beach. Trinidad, West Indies: M.K. Careers (Trinidad). ISBN 9768012552. 
  14. ^ Gordon, Marguerite (2009). Manners and entertaining with Marguerite Gordon : a guide to Caribbean life and style. Kingston: I. Randle. ISBN 9766373116. 

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