Martine Beswick

About Martine Beswick

Martine Beswick (born 26 September 1941) is an English-Jamaican actress and model perhaps best known for her roles in two James Bond films, ‘From Russia with Love’ and ‘Thunderbal’, who went on to appear in several other notable films in the 1960s, however, Beswick’s career was active well into the 1990s. Since then, she has mainly participated in film documentaries, providing commentary and relating her experiences on the many films in which she has appeared. She owned a removals business in London, but is now semiretired except for her guest appearances at international Bond conventions.

Martine Beswick went on to appear in ‘One Million Years B.C.’ opposite Raquel Welch, played Adelita in the well-regarded ‘Spaghetti Western, A Bullet for the General’ opposite Klaus Kinski and Gian Maria Volonté and played a villainous role in the exploitation thriller ‘The Penthouse’. She then appeared in various Hammer Studio low-budget films, most notably ‘Prehistoric Women’ and the gender-bending horror ‘Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde’, in which she played the titular villainess. She had a supporting role in the Italian sex comedy ‘The Last Italian Tango’. She then starred as the Queen of Evil in Oliver Stone’s 1974 directorial debut ‘Seizure’, or ‘Queen of Evil’. 

She made numerous guest appearances on television series, including ‘Sledge Hammer!’, ‘Fantasy Island’, ‘The Fall Guy’, ‘Mannix’, ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ and ‘Falcon Crest’. After a 24 year absence from the screen, Beswick came out of retirement in 2018 to appear in ‘House of the Gorgon’ opposite fellow Hammer film actors Caroline Munro, Veronica Carlson, and Christopher Neame. She has since appeared in films such as ‘House of Gorgon’ and ‘Cowgirls vs Pterodactyls’, but primarily is involved in film documentaries by providing commentary of her experiences on the many productions Beswick has been a part of. Learn More…

Martine Beswick