Gloria Hendry

Born: 03/03/1949 (73 yo)
Birth place: Winter Haven, Florida (USA)

Citizenship : USA
Ethnicity : Seminole, Chinese, Creek Indian, Irish and African descent

Occupation : Actress
Active Years: 1967 to present


Gloria Hendry is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in films from the 1970s, most notably; portraying Rosie Carver in the 1973's James Bond film Live and Let Die and Helen Bradley in the blaxploitation film Black Caesar and the sequel, Hell Up in Harlem.


Hendry began her acting career in the 1968 Sidney Poitier film For Love of Ivy. In 1973 she portrayed the Bond girl, Rosie Carver in the James Bond film Live and Let Die. In that film, she became the first African American woman to become romantically involved with 007. She is not, however, the first African-American Bond girl; that title went to Trina Parks. When the film was first released in South Africa, her love scenes with Roger Moore were cut out because it was prohibited by the Apartheid government. She later starred in several 1970s blaxploitation films, including the 1973 film Black Caesar and its sequel, the 1973 film Hell Up in Harlem. She also portrayed the martial arts expert, Sydney, in Black Belt Jones.


She is of Seminole, Chinese, Creek Indian, Irish and African descent. Hendry completed a memoir, entitled "Gloria". In it she discusses Bond, the films of the 1970s, working as a Bunny at the famous Playboy Club in the 1960s, modeling, singing and her experiences as an African American woman during the 1960s.

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  • 2014 Old School Gangstas (pre-production)
  • 2012 Freaky Deaky
  • 2009 Absolute Evil
  • 2008 Man in the Mirror
  • 2005 Seven Swans (Short)
  • 1996 South Bureau Homicide (Short)
  • 1994 Lookin' Italian
  • 1993 Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (Video)
  • 1977 Le Maniaque
  • 1974 Savage Sisters
  • 1974 La ceinture noire
  • 1973 Hell Up in Harlem
  • 1973 L'exécuteur noir
  • 1973 Vivre et laisser mourir
  • 1973 Black Caesar
  • 1972 Meurtres dans la 110° rue
  • 1970 Le propriétaire
  • 1968 For Love of Ivy



  • 1992 Docteur Doogie (TV Series)
  • 1991 Seeds of Tragedy (TV Movie)
  • 1990 Rick Hunter (TV Series)
  • 1987 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
  • 1984 Emerald Point N.A.S. (TV Series)
  • 1981 The Brady Brides (TV Series)
  • 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
  • 1974 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
  • 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)