Meet French Actress Corinne Clery – who went from a notorious “O” to 007!

the story of O

Cléry first came to prominence in the controversial movie The Story of O in 1975. The original book was published decades earlier, and is a notorious erotic novel about submission – the 50 Shades Of Gray of its time…

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Corinne was fearless in her movie choices, including the brutal 1977 thriller Hitch Hike, which also stars Franco Nero, an intense thriller about a couple who pick up the wrong hitchhiker…

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This film has been recently re-released on DVD and Blu-ray, and it’s a great neglected action thriller, which a very provocative poster at the time.  Here is how they “covered it up” for Japan:

Corinne Clery Hitchhike

Here is the trailer for this exploitation classic – note that David Hess from The Last House On The Left stars as well:

Cléry is also noted for playing Bond girl Corinne Dufour, antagonist Hugo Drax’s assistant, in the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker.

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These are just three reasons why Corinne Clery is my “Woman Crush Wednesday”!

Corinne Clery Bond girl