She reportedly won the role over Raquel Welch, Faye Dunaway and Julie Christie. Claudine Auger, the French actress who starred opposite Sean Connery as Domino Derval in the 1965 James Bond movie Thunderball, has died. The official James Bond twitter reacted to the news today, posting this tribute: It’s with great sadness we have learnt that Claudine Auger, who played Domino Derval in THUNDERBALL (1965), has passed away at the age of 78. At the age of 18, she married the French filmmaker Pierre Gaspard-Huit, who was 43 at the time, and he cast her in several of his films including his 1958 film Christine in which she appeared alongside Romy Schneider and Alain Delon. Claudine Auger, who played Domino opposite Sean Connery in Thunderball has died. In 1959, she married writer-director Pierre Gaspard-Huit. September 3, 2020. You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. An alumnus of the Paris Drama Conservatory, well-proportioned brunette actress Claudine Auger made her screen debut in 1960. Claudine Auger - Biography. Her first role came as a ballerina in the 1958 movie Christine, and she followed this up with appearances in other '60s movies like Le Masque de fer, Kati Yug: Goddess of Vengeance, and Triple Cross. Auger would continue to act steadily in European film and TV until the mid 1990s. She was 78. The Time Art agency confirmed the news, stating that Claudine passed away at … If you see something that doesn't look right on this page, please do inform us using the form below: © 2017 Dead or Kicking / All Rights Reserved. French actor Claudine Auger, who broke through internationally with her part opposite Sean Connery in the James Bond film “Thunderball,” has died. French actress Claudine Auger, noted for her role as Dominique “Domino” Derval in James Bond film Thunderball, has died at the age of 78. Birthday: April 26, 1941Date of Death: December 18, 2019Age at Death: 78. Claudine Auger, who played Domino opposite Sean Connery in Thunderball has died. Auger impressed the producers so much that they rewrote the part to that of a French woman, to better suit Auger. The role of Domino was originally to be an Italian woman, Dominetta Petacchi. Auger would claim that she related to her character Domino, as she and Domino were both involved with older men. In 1971, Auger would also interestingly enough appear in the giallo mystery movie Black Belly of the Tarantula, which also starred future Bond girls Barbara Bouchet (Casino Royale) and Barbara Bach (The Spy Who Loved Me). 1991). Read Next: Festival Director Orestis Andreadakis on Thessaloniki’s Virtual 2020 Edition, European Production Perseveres Despite Second COVID-19 Wave, Sweden Submits Sundance Title ‘Charter’ as International Feature Film Entry for Oscars, Yes Studios Unveils First-Look Teaser for ‘The Chef’ (EXCLUSIVE), Warner Bros. Apologizes After ‘The Witches’ Sparks Backlash From People With Disabilities, Kanye West to Be MIA on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ After Tiny Voter Turnout, President Trump Announces He Will Demand Supreme Court Stop Vote Counting, 'The Masked Singer' Reveals the Identity of the Squiggly Monster: Here's the Star Under the Mask, Fox News Election Coverage Analysis: Network Gets Pushback for Early Call in Arizona.