Augerâ€™s talent agency Art Time announced the news and said she had died in Paris.
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Auger started her acting career with a small part in the 1958 film â€œChristine,â€ in which she starred alongside Romy Schneider and Alain Delon. She then appeared in Jean Cocteauâ€™s 1960 film â€œTestament Of Orpheus.â€
She was the first French actress to be cast as a â€œBond girlâ€ in a movie with the dashing British spy, years ahead of Lea Seydoux, Sophie Marceau, Eva Green and Carole Bouquet. In 1965â€™s â€œThunderball,â€ she played â€œDomino,â€ a femme fatale and mistress of Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi)Â who falls in love with Bond and helps him bring down a criminal organization. She reportedly won the role over Raquel Welch, Faye Dunaway and Julie Christie.
Some of Augerâ€™s few international credits include the spy movie â€œTriple Cross,â€ directed by â€œThunderballâ€ helmer Terence Young, and the British TV show â€œThe Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.â€ She also starred in several films directed by Jacques Deray: â€œLâ€™homme de Marrakech,â€ â€œUn peu de soleil dans lâ€™eau froideâ€ and â€œUn papillon sur lâ€™Ã©paule.â€
She was married as a young woman to the filmmaker Pierre Gaspard-Huit, who first directed her in â€œChristine,â€ and she later married the British businessman Peter Brent.
Before she became an actress, Auger was a model and became Miss Cinemonde in 1957 and Miss World in 1958, winning the longest-running international beauty pageant.
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