Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

(October 10, 1956–     ): Nigerian-born British actress who portrayed Soviet KGB agent Pola Ivanova in A View to a Kill. Fullerton also portrayed Tatiana Romanova in screen tests with Timothy Dalton prior to his Bond debut in The Living Daylights. (They re-created the scene in From Russia with Love in which Bond finds Tania in his hotel suite bed).

Born in Kaduna, Nigeria, Fullerton made her feature film debut as a teenager in director Richard C. Sarafian’s family drama Run Wild, Run Free (1969). Three years later, she got her big break playing the title character in William Sterling’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In 1996, Fullerton had a strange encounter at her front door with a supposed fan, who later confessed in a letter from prison that he had come to kill her but decided not to when she answered the door with her infant daughter in her arms. She was so haunted by this revelation, she later said, that that she decided to retire from show business to pursue her interests in writing and real estate while raising her family.[1]

[1] Fiona Fullerton, “The Day a Stalker Came to Kill Me,” Daily Mail, August 3, 2008, https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1041249/The-day-stalker-came-kill-Fiona-Fullerton-reveals-terrifying-ordeal.html.


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