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Nadja Regin (born Nadežda Poderegin, 2 December 1931 – 6 April 2019)was a Serbian actress.
She graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and also the University of Belgrade's Faculty of Philosophy. Her acting career began during her student years and expanded through Yugoslav-German co-productions to Germany, and later, to the UK, Austria, and New Zealand. She is best known for her roles in several British films and TV programmes in the 1960s, and the 1964 New Zealand film Runaway .
The University of Belgrade is a public university in Serbia. It is the oldest and largest university in Serbia, and one of the most important educational and research centers in Southeast Europe.
The University of Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy, founded in the early 19th century within the Belgrade Higher School, is the oldest and most prominent institution of higher education in Serbia and among the oldest in the South-Eastern Europe. It employs 255 teaching staff and has approximately 6000 undergraduate and graduate students within ten departments: Department of Philosophy, Department of Classics, Department of History, Department of Art History, Department of Archaeology, Department of Ethnology and Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Department of Psychology, Department of Andragogy and Department of Pedagogy.
Runaway, also called Runaway Killer, is a 1964 New Zealand made thriller film and a road movie. John O’Shea of Pacific Films produced, directed and co-wrote it. Shot in black and white and released on 35 mm and also 16 mm, it was cut to 80 minutes and renamed Runaway Killer for release in Britain, although this lost continuity between scenes. The film stars Colin Broadley in the lead, and several New Zealanders who became famous in other fields; Kiri Te Kanawa, Barry Crump and Ray Columbus.
She acted in two James Bond films; From Russia with Love , as the mistress of Kerim Bey, and a smaller appearance in the pre-credit sequence of Goldfinger . Her TV roles included Danger Man , The Saint , and Dixon of Dock Green . She also rehearsed for the episode "Girl on the Trapeze" of the TV series The Avengers , but ultimately the role on the recording went to actress Mia Karam.
The James Bond series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections. Since Fleming's death in 1964, eight other authors have written authorised Bond novels or novelizations: Kingsley Amis, Christopher Wood, John Gardner, Raymond Benson, Sebastian Faulks, Jeffery Deaver, William Boyd and Anthony Horowitz. The latest novel is Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz, published in May 2018. Additionally Charlie Higson wrote a series on a young James Bond, and Kate Westbrook wrote three novels based on the diaries of a recurring series character, Moneypenny.
From Russia with Love is a 1963 British spy film and the second in the James Bond film series produced by Eon Productions, as well as Sean Connery's second role as MI6 agent James Bond. It was directed by Terence Young, produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, and written by Richard Maibaum and Johanna Harwood, based on Ian Fleming's similarly named 1957 novel. In the film, Bond is sent to assist in the defection of Soviet consulate clerk Tatiana Romanova in Turkey, where SPECTRE plans to avenge Bond's killing of Dr. No.
Goldfinger is a 1964 British spy film and the third installment in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, starring Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It is based on the novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. The film also stars Honor Blackman as Bond girl Pussy Galore and Gert Fröbe as the title character Auric Goldfinger, along with Shirley Eaton as the iconic Bond girl Jill Masterson. Goldfinger was produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman and was the first of four Bond films directed by Guy Hamilton.
In the 1970s her work included reading and selecting film scripts for production by film companies including Rank Films and Hammer Films. In 1980, she and her sister Jelena formed Honeyglen Publishing Ltd, a small publishing company, specialising in philosophy of history, belles lettres, biography, and some fiction.
Nadja later devoted her time to writing. Her novel, The Victims and the Fools, was published as an ebook under her full name Nadja Poderegin. She also wrote a children's story, The Puppet Planet, and worked on her memoirs, titled Recollections.
On 8 April 2019, it was announced that Regin had died.
The Magic Sword is a 1950 Yugoslav fantasy/adventure film based on Serbian folk tales, primarily The Nine Peahens and the Golden Apples but also including elements from Baš Čelik.
The Man Without a Body is a low budget 1957 British horror film, produced by Guido Coen and directed by Charles Saunders and W. Lee Wilder. It stars Robert Hutton, George Coulouris, Julia Arnall and Nadja Regin. The screenplay concerns a wealthy American man with a brain tumour who plans to replace his brain with that of Nostradamus. The film was released theatrically in England in 1957 on a double bill with the Japanese film Half Human (1958) and a year later in the US on a double bill with Fright (1956).
Goodbye, Franziska is a 1957 West German romance film directed by Wolfgang Liebeneiner and starring Ruth Leuwerik, Carlos Thompson and Josef Meinrad. It is a remake of the 1941 film of the same name.
Karin Dor was a German actress who became known in the late-1960s as a Bond girl in the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice (1967).
Honor Blackman is an English actress, widely known for the roles of Cathy Gale in The Avengers (1962–64), Bond girl Pussy Galore in Goldfinger (1964), Julia Daggett in Shalako (1968) and Hera in Jason and the Argonauts (1963). She is also notable for her role as Laura West in the ITV sitcom The Upper Hand (1990–1996).
Diane Cilento was an Australian actress and author. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1963 film Tom Jones.
Lois Ruth Maxwell was a Canadian actress, best known for her portrayal of Miss Moneypenny in all but one of the first 15 James Bond films (1962–1985). She was the first actress to play the part. The films in which she played Miss Moneypenny were Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Live and Let Die (1973), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983), and A View to a Kill (1985). But she did not appear in Never Say Never Again (1983), as that was not an Eon Productions Bond movie. Pamela Salem taking the role of Miss Moneypenny along side Sean Connery, in his last James Bond movie.
Shirley Eaton is an English actress, model and author. She was a sex symbol in the 1950s and 1960s, often dubbed the Cockney blonde bombshell for her London accent, blonde hair and sex appeal.
Miroslava "Mira" Stupica was a Serbian actress best known for her work in the theater, but also had extensive career on television and in films. Enjoying the enduring popularity for over 60 years and celebrated as the ‘actress of the century’ by her peers, she is considered one of the best Serbian actresses of all time.
Hazel Court was an English actress best known for her roles in horror films during the 1950s and early 1960s.
Dr. Catherine "Cathy" Gale is a fictional character, played by Honor Blackman, on the 1960s British series The Avengers. She was the first regular female partner of John Steed following the departure of Steed's original male co-star, Dr David Keel. She made her first appearance at the start of the series' second season in 1962.
Tania Mallet was an English model and actress, best known for playing Tilly Masterson in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger.
Zena Moyra Marshall was a British actress of film and television, who was born in Kenya.
Nadja Tiller is an Austrian actress. She was one of the most popular Austrian actresses of international films of the 1950s and 1960s.
Jelena Tomašević is a Serbian pop singer of international career famed for her strong vocal performances. She has won numerous awards for her songs and represented Serbia at 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, coming sixth with the song "Oro".
Sofija "Soja" Jovanović was the first Serbian and Yugoslavian woman director, noted for her work in theater, TV and film productions.
Lisa Gastoni is an Italian film actress. Gastoni was named "Best Italian Actress of the Year, 1966" as she received both the Nastro D'Argento Award and the Golden Globe Award from Italy's Foreign Press Association.
Sonja Sutter was a German film actress. She was one of the few actors that was allowed to appear in productions in both East and West Germany. She is remembered for her role as Fraulein Rottenmeier in the German TV series Heidi from 1978. This series aired in many countries in Europe during the 1980s and 1990s, and was dubbed into several languages. She is also remembered for having had several roles in the TV series Derrick from 1983 to 1998.
Solo for Sparrow is a 1962 film directed by Gordon Flemyng and produced by Jack Greenwood and Aviral Nikhanj, part of the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series of British second-features. It stars Anthony Newlands, Glyn Houston and Nadja Regin, and features Michael Caine in an early supporting role. The film was released in America in 1966, when the producers capitalised on Caine's new-found fame and released it with his name above the title.
Jelena Gavrilović, is a Serbian actress. She started acting in theatre during primary and high school in Lazarevac, her home town. During her studies she acted in the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad. Gavrilović performed the title roles for musicals Hair at Atelje 212, and Grease at Terazije Theatre, both in Belgrade. She played Marija, one of the main characters, in A Serbian Film. She was also a contestant on the show Tvoje lice zvuči poznato. She ranked 4th in the finals as Miley Cyrus, but was a public favourite with many favoured imitations fulfilled, such as Jelena Rozga, Pink, Vesna Zmijanac, Predrag Živković Tozovac and many others.