Uschi Digard always seemed to be larger than life.
She was an indestructible, formidable pin up beauty who was emblematic of the sexual revolution in California. From the late 1960s through to the early 1980s, she was in hundreds of magazine spreads, had many issues dedicated to her, and appeared in countless softcore films.
Her Amazonian features and natural good looks meant that she was always in demand as she proved popular with fans.
Or in the words of director Russ Meyer, her close friend and frequent collaborator, she was a buxom cantilevered barracuda who was a Trojan at work.
Tania Mallet, a cousin of Dame Helen Mirren, starred alongside Sean Connery in the 1964 spy film.
The Blackpool-born actress had been working as a model when she was cast by producer Albert “Cubby” Broccoli – a world she ultimately returned to and prioritised over film.