Born in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, blonde leading lady Barbara Bouchet lived in the U.S. from early childhood. An uncommonly beautiful woman, Bouchet rose to fame as a magazine-cover and TV-commercial model. Few actresses displayed their bare abdomens with such frequency as Bouchet in the 1960s: she was fetchingly garbed in harem attire in John Goldfarb, Please Come Home (1964), was killed while gamboling in the nude on the beaches of Pearl Harbor in In Harm's Way (1964), and spent virtually the entire running time of Agent for H.A.R.M. (1966) in the briefest of bikinis. In the 1967 James Bond pastiche Casino Royale, Bouchet was seen as Miss Moneypenny, bringing a whole new smoldering aspect to this otherwise demure character. In the early '70s, she switched her base of operations to Europe, starring in a steady stream of forgettable Italian pictures. Barbara Bouchet made a welcome return to American television screens in the 1983 TV-movie The Scarlet and the Black.