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German-born Karin Dor rose to fame during the 1960s, becoming a preeminent leading lady of German cinema by playing heroines in five Edgar Wallace-penned crime dramas and four Westerns written by Karl May. She has the distinction of being the first German Bond girl, appearing in 1967's "You Only Live Twice" alongside Sean Connery as Agent 007, tasked with defusing an elaborate Communist plot and an all-out nuclear war. More international roles and fame followed, and though a bout with cancer forced her to take a step away from her career, she jumped right back in the saddle when Alfred Hitchcock extended an invitation to play a major role in his 1969 spy thriller "Topaz." She alternated between television and film roles until the latter dried up, and then took her success and reputation and made German stage acting her top priority. She played a variety of roles, but has performed the lead role in the boulevard comedy "Der Neurosenkavalier" a staggering 500-plus times. She was married twice within the industry, first to writer and director Harald Reinl (divorced in 1968) and later to stuntman and actor George Robotham, until his death in 2007.

German-born Karin Dor rose to fame during the 1960s, becoming a preeminent leading lady of German cinema by playing heroines in five Edgar Wallace-penned crime dramas and four Westerns written by Karl May. She has the distinction of being the first German Bond girl, appearing in 1967's "You Only Live Twice" alongside Sean Connery as Agent 007, tasked with defusing an elaborate Communist plot and an all-out nuclear war. More international roles and fame followed, and though a bout with cancer forced her to take a step away from her career, she jumped right back in the saddle when Alfred Hitchcock extended an invitation to play a major role in his 1969 spy thriller "Topaz." She alternated between television and film roles until the latter dried up, and then took her success and reputation and made German stage acting her top priority. She played a variety of roles, but has performed the lead role in the boulevard comedy "Der Neurosenkavalier" a staggering 500-plus times. She was married twice within the industry, first to writer and director Harald Reinl (divorced in 1968) and later to stuntman and actor George Robotham, until his death in 2007.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Topaz (1969) Juanita de Cordoba
5.
 The Blood Demon (1969) Lilian von Brandt
6.
 You Only Live Twice (1967) Helga Brandt
7.
 Last of the Renegades (1966) Ribanna
8.
 The Face of Fu Manchu (1965) Maria Muller
9.
 The Invisible Dr. Mabuse (1965) Liane Martin
10.
 Treasure of Silver Lake (1965) Ellen Patterson
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