Martine Beswick photo

Martine Beswick

Birth name:
Date of Birth:
26 September 1941 Port Antonio, Jamaica
Height:
5' 6" (1.68 m)
One of many incredibly gorgeous brunette sexpots running around in 1960s movies aiming for sex symbol status, Martine Beswick's film route went the predictable gore and whore route, with a few of her films now having earned minor camp status. Born to British parents in Port Antonio, Jamaica, she did some brief modeling and pageant entering before seeking a career in films. She allegedly once won a "Miss Autoville" contest and won a car only to sell it in order to move to and study acting in London. A minor break for her occurred in the 'James Bond' series. She played a gypsy girl in From Russia with Love (1963)_and then later appeared again in Thunderball (1965). After playing in the well-tanned minority ranks for years, Martine finally got noticed after duking it out with Raquel Welch in One Million Years B.C. (1966). She become part of the Hammer Studio horror assembly line for a time, which usually had her in various stages of undress. In the 70s, she went to Hollywood and other than playing Xaviera Hollander in The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980) and a few episodic ("The Fall Guy" (1981), "Buffalo Bill" (1983)), this fetching, second-string goddess has managed to continue working in the outer fringes.
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