Born 1943 in Hampstead, London, English actress Valerie Leon started as a trainee fashion buyer at Harrods. One day, Leon went to an audition which led her to her become a chorus girl. Leon appeared with Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London’s West End.
Leon appeared in several of the Carry On films and has been a Bond girl twice: in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Never Say Never Again (1983). Other film appearances include Revenge of the Pink Panther, The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer, The Italian Job, No Sex Please, We’re British. The 1971 Hammer horror film Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb gave Leon a dual starring role, as a reincarnated Egyptian queen.
Numerous other TV credits include The Saint, Randall and Hopkirk, Up Pompeii!, The Avengers, Space: 1999, The Persuaders, Last of the Summer Wine, The Goodies episode “It Might as Well Be String”, and the 1968 version of Johnny Speight’s provocative comedy-drama If There Weren’t Any Blacks You’d Have To Invent Them as a nurse.
Recently, she has been making appearances on stage in the UK in her reminiscence show called “Up Front with Valerie Leon”.
Take a look at these stunning pics to see the beauty of young Valerie Leon in the 1960s and 1970s.