Name: Madeline Smith
Character: Miss Caruso
Movie: Live And Let Die
Date of Birth: ??/??/49
Place of Birth: England
Illegally smuggled out the country, Bond's Italian contact is,
unsurprisingly, still working on an important assignment with
007. Caught out by M, Miss Moneypenny uses her powers of foreign
diplomacy to avoid an international incident.
Bond: Sheer magnetism, darling.
Never being cast for her acting talents, Madeline Smith landed
her first onscreen role in the Hammer horror Taste the Blood of
Dracula (1970), and became a regular in the Hammer series, following
up her minor role with a more major part in 1970's The Vampire
Lovers. At the same time, she started to make her way in television,
appearing as a nurse in the hit TV series Doctor in the House
and His and Hers in 1970, as well as in an episode of The Persuaders
directed by Roger Moore in 1971. After an appearance as "Erotica"
in 1971's Up Pompeii, the offers started to flood in, and she
made numerous films in the early seventies, including 1972's Up
the Front, an appearance as as Mrs. Pullitt in Carry On Matron
in 1972, 1973's Theatre of Blood and playing Roger Moore's first
Bond girl in 1973's Live and Let Die.
However, although the film roles dried up by the end of the 70s,
(her last big screen appearance was The Bawdy Adventures of Tom
Jones in 1976), she continued to work as an actress on television
for some time before finally slipping into obscurity.