Wednesday 1 May 2024


The living legend and leading lady, Gloria Hendry born on March 3, 1949. Hendry is best known as the first black Bond girl Rosie Carver in the 1973's James Bond film Live and Let Die starring opposite Roger Moore. She also portrayed Helen Bradley in film classics Black Caesar, and the sequel, Hell Up in Harlem and costarred along side martial arts superstar Jim Kelly in Black Belt Jones.

Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Hendry was the older of two daughters. She studied at Essex College of Business for Law in Newark New Jersey and began a professional career as a Playboy model, working at the New York club from 1965 until 1972. In 1968, Hendry received her first acting role in Sidney Poitier's film For Love of Ivy, followed by the 1970 film The Landlord.

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 racist Apartheid government. She completed a memoir, entitled Gloria published in 2008, detailing her experiences as a Black woman during the 1960s. In addition, Gloria Hendry spends her spare time as an Acting Coach for some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

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