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Joanna Lumley British actress and model/Joanna Lumley. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Iconic Images/Getty Images)
Joanna Lamond Lumley is a famous, British, hot, blond actress that was well known and recognized in the '60s. In her day, Lumley was one of those iconic and beautiful bombshells that took the entertainment world to its collective knees.
Lumley was born in India, into a military family. The family moved to Britain when she was a teenager and she trained as a dancer. When that career path didn’t pan out, Lumley took a stab at modeling. As beautiful as she is, she was once told that she was, “too fat and too ugly.” That person must have been blind!
Joanna Lumley was a blonde bombshell starlet that turned a lot of heads in the '60s!
Throughout her career, Joanna Lumley has typically been cast in roles portraying an upper-class woman. Her distinctive, almost sultry voice has lent itself to these types of roles. Lumley's first major big-screen acting role was as Purdey in The New Avengers, a remake of the secret agent television series The Avengers.
Lumley’s career consisted mainly of modeling gigs until she broke into British television.
Sapphire & Steel, with David McCallum, was another highly followed series Joanna Lumley appeared in which was along the same lines as Doctor Who. The character Lumley portrayed was, Sapphire. When the idea of the remake of Sapphire & Steel was being tossed around, Lumley was actually suggested to be cast as the Doctor, but that never happened.
Lumley's next big career boost came about by her portrayal of the corrupt, selfish and most often drunk fashion director Patsy Stone, in the series, Absolutely Fabulous. This, perhaps, is probably the role she is best remembered for.
Joanna Lumley as a Bond Girl.
Joanna Lumley earned the right to be cast in the James Bond movie, Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
Lumley’s acting ability and natural beauty had the attention of movie producers. She was cast as an Angel of Death. She was just one of twelve beautiful women to play this role in the Bond film.
Joanna Lumley has cemented her designation as a British National Treasure and hottie, to boot!
Over the years, Lumley has been best known for her beauty and acting ability, but there is much more to her than that. Joanna Lumley has brains and beauty. She has been a human and animal rights activist for years. She has also been involved in political activism and is very passionate about all of her causes.
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