Diamonds Are Forever

Bond encounters Bambi and Thumper

Posted 19.05.2020

On this day in 1971 shooting began on Bambi (Lola Larson) and Thumper’s (Trina Parks) fight with Bond (Sean Connery) in Diamonds Are Forever. The assassins were originally conceived as men, however director Guy Hamilton changed his mind after watching the US tumbling team. He said: “I thought ‘I bet one of these girls flip-flopping would kick Bond before he knew what had hit him, and being a gentleman he’d be rather surprised’.”