Mexican Actress Stephanie Sigman to be the Next ‘Bond Girl’

Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman will become the latest “Bond girl” when she appears in 007’s upcoming movie “Spectre.”

Stephanie Sigman was born in 1987 in Obregon, Sonora, Mexico.

The official 007 website “Inside the World of James Bond” is announcing Sigman’s role in the 24th Bond movie. It says she will play a character named “Estrella” opposite Daniel Craig as Bond.

Sigman starred in the award-winning 2011 Mexican film “Miss Bala,” about a beauty pageant contestant involved with drug traffickers.

Linda Christian, the Hollywood starlet of the 1940s who was born in Mexico, was arguably the first Bond girl.

In 1954 she starred as James Bond’s love interest in the television adaptation of the novel Casino Royale.

Christian died in 2011 at the age of 87.

Nicaraguan-American actress Barbara Carrera appeared as Fatima Blush in 1984’s Never Say Never Again.

Filming in Mexico City

Officials in Mexico City says they will close off some parts of the historic downtown district to allow a production team to film parts of the new James Bond thriller “Spectre.”

The city of 8 million people is known for its heavy traffic, which might otherwise interfere with filming.

Officials say the first street closings will start Thursday and shutdowns will be done at various locations through April 1. Affected areas include streets with buildings dating back to the 17th century and the city’s vast central plaza, the Zocalo.

Production staffers have apparently already prepared some spots downtown, including one street crowded with traditional “Day of the Dead” decorations.

The Sam Mendes-directed movie starring Daniel Craig is scheduled to film in London, Italy, Morocco, Mexico and Austria.

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