Linda Christian First Bond Girl photos - Born in 1923 in Mexico, Linda Christian, whose real name was Blanca Rosa Henrietta Stella Welter Vorhauer, was known for playing Mara in the last Tarzan film starring Johnny Weissmuller in 1948.
Linda Christian was also the first James Bond girl in the 1954 television adaptation of "Casino Royale".
But Linda Christian was perhaps most famous for Linda Christian seven-year marriage to 20th Century Fox star Tyrone Power, with whom Linda Christian had two children.
Linda Christian, who starred in the 1954 television adaptation of Ian Fleming's debut novel, Casino Royale, about 007 agent James Bond, died in Palm Desert, California on Friday (local time) after a battle with colon cancer, daughter Romina Power said.
She made her film debut in 1944, in musical comedy Up in Arms, before marrying Power in 1949.
The couple divorced in 1956, two years after her role as Valerie Mathis - aka Vesper Lynd - the love interest of 007, played by Barry Nelson, in Casino Royale.
Linda Christian, who later married English actor Edmund Purdom, is survived by daughters Romina and Taryn Power and eight grandchildren.
The first big-screen Bond movie was Dr No in 1962, starring Sean Connery and featuring Ursula Andress, who famously emerged from the sea in a white bikini in her role as Honey Ryder.
Thousands of people flocked to Rome to celebrate their wedding in 1949 in the Santa Francesca Romana church, a stone's throw from the Colosseum. The newlyweds were later received by Pope Pius XII.
After Power's death, Linda Christian married the English actor Edmund Purdom.
Linda Christian, a 1940s Hollywood actress nicknamed "anatomic bomb" by Life magazine for her stunning looks and famous for her marriage to actor Tyrone Power, has died aged 87, her daughter said here Saturday.