Caroline Munro (born January 16, 1950 in Windsor, England) is a British actress and model best known for her many appearances in science fiction and action films of the 1970s and 1980s.
According to Munro, her career took off when an acquaintance took some headshots of her and submitted them to a newspaper's "Face of the Year" contest. Munro's pictures won and soon she was being offered opportunities to appear in films, including uncredited appearances in the 1967 James Bond film spoof Casino Royale and the 1971 film The Abominable Dr. Phibes. She subsequently rose to co-starring roles in films such as The Golden Voyage of Sinbad and several Hammer horror films including Dracula A.D. 1972 and Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter.
In 1977, she turned down the opportunity to play villainess Ursa in Superman: The Movie in favor of what would become her most celebrated film appearance, the ill-fated helicopter pilot Naomi in the Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. In one of the Bond films' most memorable car chase sequences, she seductively winks at Bond while trying to gun him down from her helicopter.
Munro was also a popular pin-up girl during this time, though she refused to pose nude. In the early 1980s she appeared in music videos with Adam Ant and Meatloaf.
Munro continued to work in numerous British and European horror and science fiction films through the 1980s, most notably Starcrash with David Hasselhoff, Christopher Plummer and Marjoe Gortner. By the 1990s, however, her career had slowed down, but she continues to make occasional film and TV appearances.
Throughout the 1980s, Munro was often cited by the press as being a candidate for the co-starring role in a proposed (but never produced) feature film based upon Doctor Who. At various times press reports linked her with numerous actors touted to play the role of The Doctor, including David Bowie.
Munro has two daughters, Georgina and Iona.