Claudine Auger, a native of France, passed away at the age of 78 earlier this week, claimed a new Page Six report. Auger is perhaps most famous for her role in the James Bond movie, Thunderball in which he played Dominique "Domino,quot; Derval.
His agency, Time Art, announced the tragic news and declared that he died in Paris, France, on December 19. The cause of death has not yet been officially revealed. Claudine fans know that her acting career began when she was cast in the 1960 film, Orpheus Testament.
When he was 18, he married Pierre Gaspard-Huit, a French director, who was 43 at the time. She worked with him on several films, including those from 1958 Christine in which she co-starred with Alain Delon and Romy Schneider.
However, Auger's career began in earnest when he won the role of Domino in Thunderball, the fourth movie of the James Bond franchise in which he played the character alongside James Bond, played by Sean Connery.
Domino played Bond's enemy lover, Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi). Initially, the script was written for an Italian actress, but due to her stellar performance, the cast directors rewrote it for a French woman.
With great sadness we have learned that Claudine Auger, who played Domino Derval in THUNDERBALL (1965), died at the age of 78. Our thoughts are with your family and friends. pic.twitter.com/pnH9rE8F69
– James Bond (@ 007) December 20, 2019
Although his career never took off greatly in the United States, he starred in other spy movies, including Triple cross. Christopher Plummer and Yul Brynner also starred in it. In Europe, Auger's career continued to rise. He found work in European television programs and also in movies.
Later in life, Auger worked on the British television show, The memories of Sherlock Holmes, starring Jeremy Brett. He divorced Gaspard-Huit and then married Peter Brent in the 1980s until he finally died when she was in 2008.
In a statement from the James Bond Twitter page, they unfortunately announced that Auger had died at the age of 78. "Our thoughts are with his family and friends."