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

(November 12, 1943–     ): Curvaceous British actress who portrayed the Sardinian hotel receptionist in The Spy Who Loved Me and the sexy deep-sea fishing enthusiast who hooks Bond (Sean Connery) in Never Say Never Again (credited simply as “Lady in Bahamas”).

Born in Islington, London, Leon is best known for performing in seven films in the popular Carry On . . . film series. She made her motion picture debut as Tove’s secretary in director Desmond Davis’s musical comedy Smashing Time (1967). That same year, she first appeared on television in the “To Kill a Saint” episode of the Roger Moore series The Saint.


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