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Linda Christian (November 13, 1923 – July 22, 2011) was a Mexican film actress, who appeared in Mexican and Hollywood films. Her career reached its peak in the 1940s and 1950s. She played Mara in the last Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan film, Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948). She is also noted for being the first Bond girl, appearing in a 1954 television adaptation of the James Bond novel Casino Royale. In 1963 she starred in an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, "An Out for Oscar"
Linda was the first Bond girl to appear on screen, playing Valerie Mathis in the 1954 TV adaptation of Casino Royale (Climax!), beating Eunice Gayson and Ursula Andress to the screen by eight years. She was married from 1949 to 1956 with Hollywood star Tyrone Powe (1914-1959), their daughter is singer Romina Power.