Role model: Trina Parks made history as the first African-American actress to be cast as a Bond girl - she starred opposite Sean Connery as James Bond in 1971's Diamonds Are Forever

Halle Berry and Naomie Harris dazzle at black Bond girls tribute

Role model: Trina Parks made history as the first African-American actress to be cast as a Bond girl - she starred opposite Sean Connery as James Bond in Diamonds Are Forever

TRINA PARKS: THE GIRL WHO ZAPS JAMES BOND.      Ebony, Mar1972, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p68-74    Trina grew up in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesa...

TRINA PARKS: THE GIRL WHO ZAPS JAMES BOND. Ebony, Mar1972, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p68-74 Trina grew up in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesa...

trina parks - first black Bond girl.

trina parks - first black Bond girl.

Sean Connery and Trina Parks. She was the first African American Bond girl, This was controversial in some countries at the time and not allowed to air. She was even cut out of the scenes or replaced.

Trina Parks (born December is an American actress, vocalist, choreographer, principal dancer and dance instructor, best known for portraying Thumper in Diamonds Are Forever.

TRINA PARKS

TRINA PARKS

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TRINA PARKS: THE GIRL WHO ZAPS JAMES BOND.      Ebony, Mar1972, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p68-74    Trina grew up in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesa...

TRINA PARKS: THE GIRL WHO ZAPS JAMES BOND. Ebony, Mar1972, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p68-74 Trina grew up in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesa...

trina parks diamonds are forever

trina parks diamonds are forever

Honored: Bond girls Trina Parks, far left, and Gloria Hendry, far right,  joined Naomie Harris (second left) and Halle Berry (second right) at the African American Film Critics Association in Hollywood on Tuesday

Halle Berry and Naomie Harris dazzle at black Bond girls tribute

Honored: Bond girls Trina Parks, far left, and Gloria Hendry, far right, joined Naomie Harris (second left) and Halle Berry (second right) at the African American Film Critics Association in Hollywood on Tuesday

Trina Park played Thumber, the first black Bond girl, in the movie Diamonds Are Forever.

Trina Parks played Thumber, the first black Bond girl, in the movie Diamonds Are Forever.

Strangways files: TRINA PARKS: THE GIRL WHO ZAPS JAMES BOND.

Strangways files: TRINA PARKS: THE GIRL WHO ZAPS JAMES BOND.

Trina Parks and Donna Garret (Diamonds are Forever - 1971)

Bambi & Thumper - Lola Larson & Trina Parks - James Bond 007 - Diamonds Are Forever 1991

Darktown Strutters (1975) starring Trina Parks, Roger E. Mosley & Shirley Washington

"Darktown Strutters" aka "Get Down And Boogie" Director: William Witney Stars: Trina Parks, Edna Richardson, Bettye Sweet

Trina Parks as Thumper in Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

trina parks as thumper black bond girl)

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