Bond Villain Karin Dor Passes Away At 79

Bond actress Helga Brandt has died aged 79

Bond actress Helga Brandt has died aged 79

Dor, 79, played a would-be assassin in the 1967 film.

The German actress, whose most famous role was as villain Helga Brandt in Bond movie You Only Live Twice, reportedly died on Monday after suffering a fall previous year.

The actress appeared in many films, during her career, she also performed for theater plays and TV productions.

She had suffered a fall at home a year ago but it went on to cause further health complications, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Her character was an assassin sent by James Bond's nemesis Blofeld to kill the British agent.

Bond girl Karin Dor.

Aside from would-be Bond assassin Helga Brandt - who ended up being fed to piranhas - Dor also acted in Alfred Hitchcock's 1969 thriller, "Topaz", and the US crime series "Ironside" and "The FBI".

Dor began acting aged 17 and continued working into her elder years.

The actress, as reported by Bild newspaper, failed to fully recover from a heavy fall she suffered previous year.

The couple split in 1968 and had one child before separation.

According to Wikipedia, she was married to American stuntman George Robotham from 1988 until his death in 2007.

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