Born 1949 in Hartfield, Sussex, English actress Madeline Smith has been a model in the late 1960s, she appeared in many television series and stage productions, plus comedy and horror films, in the 1970s and 1980s.
Smith first worked for Hammer Film Productions in Taste the Blood of Dracula (1969), billed as ‘Maddy Smith’ and playing an East End prostitute. Shapely, dark haired British actress who appeared in a number of sensual film and TV roles that showcased her beauty. She is probably best recognizable as Miss Caruso, the beautiful young Italian agent sleeping with James Bond in the opening of Live and Let Die (1973) whose blue dress zipper meets its match in Bond’s magnetic watch. Prior to this, she had worked with Roger Moore in an early TV appearance and he recommended her for the role.
Her television credits include Doctor at Large (1971), The Two Ronnies (appearing in the serial ‘Hampton Wick’, 1971), Clochemerle (1972), His and Hers (1970), Casanova ’73 (1973), Steptoe and Son (1974), The Howerd Confessions (1976), Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (1980) and The Steam Video Company (1984).
Smith was a member of the regular cast of the BBC2 series The End of the Pier Show (1974) and In The Looking Glass (1978) alongside satirists John Wells and John Fortune and composer Carl Davis. One of her last film credits, The Passionate Pilgrim (1984), turned out to be the final screen appearance of Eric Morecambe.
Take a look at these stunning photos to see glamorous beauty of young Madeline Smith in the 1960s and 1970s.