39 Bond Chicks Then and Now

Akiko Wakabayashi

Akiko Wakabayashi

She was a relative unknown actress in Japan through the 1950’s and ‘60s, but Akiko Wakabayashi (say that three times fast! Go! We’ll wait…) got a breakthrough role in the 1962 film, King Kong vs. Godzilla.

Akiko was then cast in a minor role for You Only Live Twice, but her acting skills proved better than the producers anticipated and she was offered a larger role, that of Aki, the first non-European Bond girl in the series. Though the role was successful, Wakabayashi would retire after her big Bond role.

2 Comment

  1. Finnur Gregersen says: Reply

    Cecilie Thomsen is NOT dutch, she is danish.

    1. admin says: Reply

      Thanks for clarification.


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