You may have seen that People Magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful’ list has been noticed for including what are described as ‘mature women’. Or really as it should be just women. This is all rather misleading as on further inspection the top slot is held by Caroline Munro, presently 62. I certainly have no problem with this, indeed we asked Caroline Munro whilst filming The Spy Who Loved Me (in her renowned role as ‘no, not Barbara Bach – Caroline Munro, you know, the dirty one’) at the age of 28 how she felt about the award. With a laugh she forced us off the road and into the ocean with her heavily armed helicopter and only because our car was also a submarine did we survive at all.
Earlier and at the more tender age of 25, Miss Munro in her role pictured above in 1974s Golden Voyage of Sinbad admitted to us that she was thrilled to be remembered – and especially now as an awful lot of people reading this are now thinking, ‘Oh God yes, her, the belly dancing princess in that Harryhausen film’.
The award actually comes to her for her sterling work as early-Buffy in Captain Kronos, and we all salute you Caroline Munro. Albeit and now of advancing years ourselves we might have to go for a little lie-down thereafter.