Back in 1982, Barbara Carrera hope her
Bond girl would become a classic character, against
rival Maud Adams...
Rival Bond Girls Announced
18th February 2011
Back on September 8th, 1982, two actress were announced as the
leading ladies in rival James Bond productions: "Octopussy" with
Roger Moore and "Never
Say Never Again" with Sean
Above: Pamela Salem (Miss Moneypenny),
Sean Connery (007), and Barbara Carrera (Fatima Blush)
after "Never Say Never Again" was released.
Barbara Carrera and Maud
Adams will soon be on their way to
London to work in competing James Bond movies. Miss Carrera will
play evil Fatima Blush in "Never Say Never Again," starring
Sean Connery. Miss Adams will star in the title
role of "Octopussy," starring Roger Moore.
Miss Adams, who was in "The Man With The Golden Gun," said
she did not realize she was being cast as Octopussy until she
went into makeup during a test in London. "I was very excited," she
said. "After all, a woman has never before played the title
role in a Bond film - or been in two of the films."
Miss Carrera, asked about the two competing
Bond films, said, "Well,
naturally, I hope that ours turns out to be the classic one.
But I hope the other one does well, too. Surely, there's room
for both of them."
Why should Carrera be different from Bond's
other leading ladies? "Because
my character is absolutely wicked and memorable," she says.
Although she hates snakes, Carrera had to get used to walking
around with a boa constrictor draped around her neck - and under
a $50,000 fur cape - because Blush keeps the reptile handy to