- Bianchi was the 1st runner-up in the 1960 Miss Universe contest, where she was also voted Miss Photogenic by the press. Two other Beauty Queens, Martine Beswick and Aliza Gur, also appear in From Russia with Love.
- In From Russia with Love, Bianchi's voice was dubbed by Barbara Jefford.
- At age 21, Bianchi was the youngest actress to play a Bond girl until Allison Doody played Jenny Flex at age 18 in A View to a Kill. Bianchi remains the youngest actress to play a "leading" Bond girl.
- One of Bianchi's later films was Operation Kid Brother (also known as OK Connery and Operation Double 007), which was a James Bond spoof filmed in English (though Bianchi was again dubbed) and starring Sean Connery's brother, Neil Connery.