Daliah Lavi, ’60s spy femme fatale, dies
Daliah Lavi, who co-starred in the 1967 Casino Royale spoof as well as The Silencers, has died at 74, according to an obituary posted by The Hollywood Reporter.
Lavi also appeared in Some Girls Do and The Spy With the Cold Nose.
In 1966’s The Silencers, Lavi played Tina, a character actually in the first Matt Helm novel, Death of a Citizen.
While the movie was done as a spoof, the basic dynamic was retained from the serious original story. Helm thinks Tina is on his side when she’s really working for the other.
The ’66 movie, starring Dean Martin, took the basic plots of two serious Donald Hamilton novels and went in an outlandish direction.
Lavi’s career extended from the 1950s into the late 1990s. She was born in Palestine. The former actress died May 3 in…
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