She was the very Queen of Evil, Jamaican-born Martine Beswick, the dark-haired beauty with the razor-blade cheekbones, firmly set jaw and hungry eyes. She’s not quite an icon, but a certain immortality is hers: Both a Bond babe and a Hammer honey, Beswick hovers around the edges of our collective memory of danger gals of the ’60s and ’70s, forever sleek and wicked. For years I had only two images of her…but what images they were! Sultry and murderous, she was the better half of
“Bond Girls,” by Mark Voger. Asbury Park Press (Neptune, NJ) November 19, 1995, p. E6
I also relied on and recommend the interview in Jewel Shepard’s book “Invasion of the B-Girls,” Eclipse Books, 1992. pp. 15-21.
Some quotes are also drawn from the excellent 1994 documentary “Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror” (available on video from Anchor Bay Entertainment), in which Beswick talks about her Hammer pictures