Born 1943 in Reichenberg, Sudetenland, German-American actress Barbara Bouchet began her career modelling for magazine covers and appearing in television commercials, before eventually becoming an actress.
Bouchet’s first acting role was a minor part in What a Way to Go! (1964), which led to a series of other roles in the 1960s. She appeared in the films John Goldfarb, Please Come Home (1964), In Harm’s Way (1964), and Agent for H.A.R.M. (1966).
Bouchet appeared, semi-nude, in two editions of Playboy magazine: May 1965 (stills from In Harm’s Way) and February 1967 (“The Girls of Casino Royale”). In Casino Royale (1967), Bouchet played the role of Miss Moneypenny. In 1968, she guest-starred in the Star Trek episode “By Any Other Name” (1968), and appeared in the musical film Sweet Charity (1969).
Tired of being typecast and unable to get starring roles in Hollywood, Bouchet moved to Italy in 1970 and began acting in Italian films, such as Black Belly of the Tarantula and Sex with a Smile.
In 1985, she established a production company and started to produce a successful series of fitness books and videos. In addition, Bouchet opened a fitness studio in Rome.
In 2002, Bouchet appeared in Gangs of New York, playing Mrs. Schermerhorn.
Take a look at these stunning photos to see the beauty of young Barbara Bouchet in the 1960s and 1970s.