Karin Dor

Karin Dor (born Kätherose Derr; 22 February 1938 – 6 November 2017) was a German actress most famous for her role in the late-1960s as a Bond girl in the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice (1967).

Karin Dor
Dor at the Berlinale, 2015
Kätherose Derr[1]

(1938-02-22)22 February 1938
Wiesbaden, Germany
Died6 November 2017(2017-11-06) (aged 79)
Munich, Germany
Years active1953–2017


Dor was born in Wiesbaden, Germany. She starred in the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice (1967) and the Alfred Hitchcock movie Topaz (1969).

She appeared in German movies adapted from the works of Edgar Wallace (Krimis from Kriminalfilm) and Karl May. These two film series were mainly directed by Harald Reinl, her first husband.[1]

In 2008, she was in a Munich stage production, Man liebt nur dreimal ("You Only Love Thrice").[2] In later years, she performed mainly stage roles but still appeared in some films.[3]

She was married three times: her last marriage was to George Robotham, a U.S. stunt-director, from 1988 until his death in 2007. The couple lived in Los Angeles and Munich. Her previous marriage was to Harald Reinl (1954–68); the couple had a child.


Dor died at a nursing home in Munich on 6 November 2017, aged 79.[3][4]

Selected filmography


  1. Bergan, Ronald (15 November 2017). "Karin Dor obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  2. Hallmayer, Petra (17 May 2010). "Das ewig süße Mädel". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German).
  3. Barnes, Mike (8 November 2017). "Karin Dor, Bond Girl in 'You Only Live Twice', Dies at 79". The Hollywood Reporter. ISSN 0018-3660.
  4. "Karin Dor dead: Bond Girl passes away aged 79". BuzzNews. 8 November 2017. Archived from the original on 9 November 2017.
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