Yvonne Monlaur

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Yvonne Monlaur
Yvonne monlaur the brides of dracula (2).jpg
Born (1939-12-15)15 December 1939
Pau, France
Died 18 April 2017(2017-04-18) (aged 77)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1956-67

Yvonne Monlaur (15 December 1939 – 18 April 2017) was a retired French film actress of the late 1950s and 1960s best known for her roles in the Hammer horror films. Her father was a Russian count; her mother, a ballet dancer.[1]

She starred in the 1958 Italian film Three Strangers in Rome which was amongst Claudia Cardinale's earliest films and in 1960 in the horror film Circus of Horrors alongside prominent actors in British film such as Anton Diffring and Donald Pleasence. In 1960, she also starred in the Hammer horror film The Brides of Dracula alongside other noted British actors of the day Peter Cushing and Freda Jackson and in The Terror of the Tongs (1961) with Christopher Lee.[2]

Monlaur screentested for the role of Domino Derval in the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball. The role eventually went to another French actress, Claudine Auger.[3]

Later years/death[edit]

After a string of German and Italian films, Monlaur left films to return to Paris. She continued to live there. Of late she has attended a few film conventions, which have included salutes to Hammer films. She died on 18 April 2017, aged 77.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director
1958 Three Strangers in Rome Nanda Claudio Gora
1960 Inn for Trouble Yvette Dupres C.M. Pennington-Richards
1960 Circus of Horrors Nicole Vanet Sidney Hayers
1960 The Brides of Dracula Marianne Terence Fisher
1961 The Terror of the Tongs Lee Anthony Bushell
1962 Ladies' Man Claudia Bernard Borderie
1962 Hawk of the Caribbean Arica Mageiras Piero Regnoli
1964 License to Kill Mireille Henri Decoin
1965 Heaven on One's Head Françoise Yves Ciampi


  1. ^ Biography, glamourgirlsofthesilverscreen.com; accessed 25 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Yvonne Monlaur profile". unifrance.org. Retrieved 25 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Production notes for Thunderball, mi6.co.uk; accessed 25 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Yvonne Monlaur Official blog". Yvonnemonlaurofficialblog.blogspot.hr. 2004-02-27. Retrieved 2017-04-26. 

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