Die Another Day : Halle Berry (2002 )

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Halle Maria Berry (IPA: /ˈhælɪ ˈbɛrɪ/; born August 14, 1966)[1] is an American actress and former fashion model and beauty queen. Berry has received Emmy and Golden Globe awards for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,[2] and an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in Monster’s Ball, becoming the only woman of African-American descent to have won the award for Best Actress. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood and also a Revlon spokeswoman.[3][4] She is attempting to expand into the production side of Hollywood.[5]

Before becoming an actress, Berry entered several beauty contests, finishing runner-up in Miss USA (1986), and winning the Miss USA World 1986 contest.[2] Her breakthrough feature film role was in the 1991 Jungle Fever. This led to roles in The Flintstones (1994), Bulworth (1998), X-Men (2000) and its sequels, and Die Another Day. She also won a worst actress Razzie award in 2005 for Catwoman, and accepted the award in person.[6]

Berry studied at Bedford High School She worked in the children’s department at Higbee’s Department store. She subsequently attended the Cuyahoga Community College. In the 1980s, she entered several beauty contests, winning Miss Teen All-American in 1985 and Miss Ohio USA in 1986.[2] Other entries included Miss USA (first runner-up in 1986 to Christy Fichtner of Texas, the second of the Texas Aces), and sixth place in Miss World 1986 (the winner being Trinidad and Tobago’s Giselle Laronde). In the Miss USA 1986 pageant interview competition, she said she hoped to become an entertainer or to have something to do with the media. Her interview was awarded the highest score by the judges.[10]

As Bond girl Jinx in the 2002 blockbuster Die Another Day, she famously recreated the scene from Dr. No, bursting from the surf to be greeted by James Bond, as Ursula Andress had 40 years earlier.[15] In late 2003, she starred in the psychological thriller Gothika opposite Robert Downey Jr. The same year, she was named #1 in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll.[16] Her next lead role was in the film Catwoman, for which she was awarded a “worst actress” Razzie award in 2005. She accepted the award in person with a sense of humor, considering it an experience of the “rock bottom” in order to be “at the top”.[6] Holding the Academy Award in one hand and the Razzie in the other she said, “I never in my life thought that I would be here, winning a Razzie. It’s not like I ever aspired to be here, but thank you. When I was a kid, my mother told me that if you could not be a good loser, then there’s no way you could be a good winner”.[15]

Berry is making the transition to working on the production side of film and television. She is working with author Angela Nissel to executive-produce a comedy series based on Nissel’s two memoirs, The Broke Diaries and Mixed: My Life in Black and White.[5] Berry has served many years as the face of Revlon cosmetics and also served as the face of Versace. She is featured in Maxim magazine’s Girls of Maxim gallery.[18]

Berry is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, earning $14 million each for Gothika and Catwoman.[3] In July 2007, she topped In Touch magazine’s list of the world’s most fabulous 40-something celebrities. On April 3, 2007, she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Kodak Theatre at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for her contributions to the film industry.[19][20]


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The World is not enough : Sophie Marceau (1999)

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Sophie Marceau (IPA: [sɔfi maʁso]) is a popular French actress who gained international recognition with her performances such as in Braveheart and The World is Not Enough.

Sophie Marceau was born Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu on November 17, 1966 in Paris, France, the second child of Benoît and Simone Maupu. Her father, Benoît, a veteran of the Algerian War, worked as a truck driver, painter, and bartender; her mother, Simone, was a demonstrator in department stores. Her brother Sylvain is three years older than Sophie.[citation needed]

In 1995, Sophie Marceau achieved international recognition for her role of Princess Isabelle in Mel Gibson’s historical epic Braveheart. That same year, she was part of an ensemble cast of international actors that appeared in the French film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and Wim Wenders, Beyond the Clouds.

In 1997, Sophie continued her international string of successful films with William Nicholson’s Firelight, filmed in England, Véra Belmont’s Marquise, filmed in France, and Bernard Rose’s Anna Karenina, filmed in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Interestingly, this was the first filmed version of Tolstoy’s great novel to be filmed in Russia.

In 1999, she made two films that defined her as an international star. For A Midsummer Night’s Dream, she played the role of Hippolyta among a star-filled cast of international actors. That same year, she entered the elite realm of Hollywood Bond girls by playing the role of Elektra King in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough.

In 2000, Sophie teamed up once again with her husband Andrzej Zulawski to film La Fidélité. [2]

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The Manhattan Transfer …

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the manhattan transfer official website (http://www.singers.com/jazz/manhattantransfer.html

The group was founded in 1972 by singers Alan Paul, Janis Siegel, Laurel Massé and Tim Hauser. Performances at Max’s Kansas City, Trude Heller’s and Reno Sweeney in New York City soon brought them a cult following, and it was at the latter venue that Ahmet Ertegün, founder and chairman of Atlantic Records, saw them and offered a recording contract which led to the release, in 1975, of their first album under the new line-up, The Manhattan Transfer. The album included the group’s first hit single, the gospel tune “Operator”.

The Manhattan Transfer re-emerged as a four-piece, with Janis Siegel (alto), Laurel Masse (soprano), and Alan Paul (tenor), who found each other in a series of happy accidents. Tim Hauser was driving a cab at the time, and picked up passenger Laurel Masse; they got to talking. Tim met Janis Siegel through a drummer acquaintance. Janis had been performing at the Greenwich Village coffeehouse scene with a group called “Laurel Canyon.” Alan Paul had been appearing in the musical “Grease!” (Laurel’s boyfriend was a musician in the production, and referred him).

Cheryl Bentyne joined in 1979. Her father had been a jazz bandleader and she had sung with him, developing a technical facility that she would need with the Transfer. Her audition pieces were “You Can Depend On Me” and “Candy.” With Cheryl in the group, the group went forward with their next record: “Extensions.” It was a hit and the group were swept up in the disco craze with the single “Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone.” In addition, “Extensions” included “Birdland,” the Weather Report composition that became a Manhattan Transfer signature tune. The group won two Grammy’s for that album, the first of many.


Tim Hauser (bass) (born in …. 12 December 1941)

Alan Paul (tenor)(born in Newark, New Jersey on 23 November 1949.

Janis Siegel (alto) (Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1952)

Cheryl Bentyne (soprano) (Born on 17 January 1954)

Laurel Massé (???)

1975 : The Manhattan Transfer
1. Tuxedo Junction” (3:03)
2. “Sweet Talking Guy” (2:25)
3. “Operator” (3:09)
4. “Candy” (3:26)
5. “Gloria” (2:57)
6. “Clap Your Hands” (2:55)
7. “That Cat Is High” (2:53)
8. “You Can Depend On Me” (3:30)
9. “Blue Champagne” (2:21)
10. “Java Jive” (2:44)
11. “Occapella” (3:04)
12. “Heart’s Desire” (2:36)
1976 : Coming Out
1. Don’t Let Go” (2:45)
2. “Zindy Lou” (2:50)
3. “Chanson D’Amour” (2:55)
4. “Helpless” (3:07)
5. “Scotch And Soda” (2:59)
6. “The Speak Up Mambo (Cuentame)” (3:05)
7. “Poinciana (The Song Of The Tree)” (4:11)
8. “S.O.S.” (3:10)
9. “Popsicle Toes” (4:16)
10. “It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference” (3:30)
11. “The Thought Of Loving You” (2:56)

1978 : Pastiche
1. “Four Brothers”
2. “A Gal In Calico”
3. “Love for Sale”
4. “Je Voulais (Te Dire Que Je T’Attends)”
5. “On A Little Street In Singapore”
6. “In a Mellow Tone”
7. “Walk In Love”
8. “Who, What, Where, When, Why”
9. “It’s Not The Spotlight”
10. “Pieces of Dreams”
11. “Where Did Our Love Go”
12. “Single Girl””

1978 : The Manhattan Transfer Life
1. “That Cat Is High”
2. “Snootie Little Cutie”
3. “Four Brothers”
4. “On A Little Street In Singapore”
5. “Java Jive”
6. “Walk In Love”
7. “Chanson d’Amour”
8. “Speak Up Mambo (Cuentame)”
9. “In The Dark”
10. “Je Voulais (Te Dire Que Je T’Attends)”
11. “Sunday”
12. “Candy”
13. “Well, Well, Well”
14. “Freddy Morris Monologue”
15. “Bacon Fat”
16. “Turn Me Loose”
17. “Operator”
18. “Tuxedo Junction””

1979 : Extensions
1. “Birdland” (6:00)
2. “Wacky Dust” (3:10)
3. “Nothin’ You Can Do About It” (4:25)
4. “Coo Coo U” (2:13)
5. “Body And Soul” (4:26)
6. a “Twilight Zone” (1:08)
7. b “Twilight Tone” (4:57)
8. “Trickle Trickle” (2:19)
9. “Shaker Song” (4:30)
10. “Foreign Affair” (3:54)

1981 : Mecca for Moderns
1. On The Boulevard (4:08)
2. Boy From New York City (3:40)
3. (Wanted) Dead Or Alive (3:27)
4. Spies In The Night (3:59)
5. Smile Again (4:33)
6. Until I Met You (Corner Pocket) (5:17)
7. (The Word Of) Confirmation (3:14)
8. Kafka (4:08)
9. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (3:46)

1981 : The Best of Manhattan Transfer
1. Tuxedo Junction (2:44)
2. Boy From New York City (3:40)
3. Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone (3:55)
4. Body And Soul (4:25)
5. Candy (3:26)
6. Four Brothers (3:47)
7. Birdland (6:00)
8. Gloria (2:57)
9. Trickle Trickle (2:18)
10. Operator (3:09)
11. Java Jive (2:44)
12. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (3:46)

1983 : Bodies and Souls
1. Spice Of Life (3:40)
2. This Independence (5:01)
3. Mystery (5:00)
4. American Pop (3:34)
5. Soldier Of Fortune (4:21)
6. Code Of Ethics (5:06)
7. Malaise En Malaisie (3:58)
8. Down South Camp Meetin’ (3:00)
9. Why Not! (Manhattan Carnival) (2:33)
10. Goodbye Love (3:04)
11. The Night That Monk Returned To Heaven (3:23)

1985 : Bop Doo Wop
1. Route 66 (3:20)
2. Jeannine (5:30)
3. My Cat Fell In The Well (Well! Well! Well!) (2:45)
4. The Duke Of Dubuque (2:20)
5. How High The Moon (1:58)
6. Baby Come Back To Me (The Morse Code Of Love)(2:52)
7. Safronia B (2:08)
8. Heart’s Desire (2:40)
9. That’s The Way It Goes (2:49)
10. Unchained Melody (2:30

1985 : Vocalese
1. That’s Killer Joe (5:02)
2. Rambo (3:19)
3. Airegin (3:19)
4. To You (3:53)
5. Meet Benny Bailey (3:29)
6. Another Night in Tunisia (4:12)
7. Ray’s Rockhouse (5:06)
8. Blee Blop Blues (3:01)
9. Oh Yes, I Remember Clifford (3:45)
10. Sing Joy Spring (7:07)
11. Move (2:49)

1987 : Man-Tora ! Live in Tokyo
1. Four Brothers (3:53)
2. Rambo (3:44)
3. Meet Benny Bailey (3:06)
4. Airegin (3:20)
5. To You (3:59)
6. Sing Joy Spring (6:19)
7. Move (2:49)
8. That’s Killer Joe (4:52)
9. The Duke of Dubuque (2:34)
10. Gloria (2:53)
11. On the Boulevard (3:35)
12. Shaker Song (3:51)
13. Ray’s Rockhouse (5:15)

1987 : Brazil
1. Soul Food To Go (5:08)
2. The Zoo Blues (3:55)
3. So You Say (4:47)
4. Capim (4:58)
5. Metropolis (4:15)
6. Hear The Voices (4:06)
7. Agua (5:08)
8. The Jungle Pioneer (3:30)
9. Notes From The Underground (5:45)

1991 : The Offbeat of Avenues
1. The Offbeat Of Avenues
2. Sassy
3. 10 Minutes Till The Savages Come
4. What Goes Around Comes Around
5. Blue Serenade
6. Gentleman With A Family
7. Women In Love
8. A World Apart
9. Confide In Me
10. The Quietude (Encuentro De Animales)
11. Blues For Pablo

1992 : The Christmas Album
1. Snowfall
2. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town/Santa Man (Medley)
4. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
5. Silent Night, Holy Night
6. Caroling, Caroling
7. Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season (Medley)
8. A Christmas Love Song
9. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
10. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
11. Goodnight

1992 : Anthology : Down In Birdland
CD #1
1. Trickle Trickle
2. Gloria
3. Operator
4. Helpless
5. Ray’s Rockhouse
6. Heart’s Desire (Live)
7. Zindy Lou
8. Mystery
9. Baby Come Back To Me (The Morse Code Of Love)
10. Route 66
11. Java Jive
12. Chanson D’Amour
13. Foreign Affair
14. Smile Again
15. Spice Of Life
16. The Speak Up Mambo (Cuentame)
17. Soul Food To Go (Sina)
18. So You Say (Esquinas)
19. Boy From New York City
20. Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone

CD #2
1. Four Brothers
2. Blee Blop Blues
3. Candy
4. A Gal In Calico
5. Love For Sale
6. On A Little Street In Singapore
7. Tuxedo Junction
8. That Cat Is High
9. Body And Soul
10. Meet Benny Baily
11. Sing Joy Spring
12. To You
13. Down South Camp Meetin’
14. Until I Met You (Corner Pocket)
15. Why Not! (Manhattan Carnival)
16. Another Night In Tunisia
17. Capim
18. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
19. Birdland

1994 : The Very Best of The Manhattan Transfer
1. Boy From New York City (3:40)
2. Trickle Trickle (2:20)
3. Gloria (2:58)
4. Operator (3:11)
5. Tuxedo Junction (3:04)
6. Four Brothers (3:48)
7. Ray’s Rockhouse (5:08)
8. Soul Food To Go (Sina) (5:15)
9. Spice Of Life (3:41)
10. Baby Come Back To Me (The Morse Code Of Love) (2:54)
11. Candy (3:28)
12. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (3:50)
13. Birdland (6:01)
14. Java Jive (2:46)
15. Route 66 (2:55)
16. Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone (6:06)

1994 : The Manhattan Transfer meets Tubby the Tuba
1. Tubby The Tuba (13:55)
2. Tubby At The Circus (10:59)
3. Tubby Meets A Jazz Band (11:37)
4. The Further Adventures Of Tubby The Tuba (16:23)

1995 : Tonin’
1. Let’s Hang On (with Frankie Valli)
2. Groovin’ (with Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals)
3. It’s Gonna Take A Miracle (with Bette Midler)
4. I Second That Emotion (with Smokey Robinson)
5. La-La (Means I Love You) (with Laura Nyro)
6. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby (with Phil Collins)
7. The Thrill Is Gone (with Ruth Brown & B.B. King)#
8. Hot Fun in the Summertime (with Chaka Khan)
9. Along Comes Mary
10. Dream Lover (with James Taylor)
11. Save The Last Dance For Me (with Ben E. King)
12. God Only Knows

1997 : Swing
1. Stomp Of King Porter
2. Sing A Study In Brown
3. Sing Moten’s Swing
4. A-Tisket, A-Tasket
5. I Know Why (And So Do You)
6. Sing You Sinners
7. Java Jive
8. Down South Camp Meetin’
9. Topsy
10. Clouds (adapted from “Nuages”)
11. Skyliner
12. It’s Good Enough To Keep (Air Mail Special)
13. Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie

1997 : Boy From New York City and Other Hits
1. Boy From New York City (3:40)
2. Java Jive (2:46)
3. Gloria (2:58)
4. Helpless (3:07)
5. Tuxedo Junction (3:04)
6. Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone (6:06)
7. Ray’s Rockhouse (5:08)
8. Mystery (5:00)
9. Smile Again (4:33)
10. Birdland (6:01)

2000 : Spirit of St Louis
1. Stompin’ At Mahogany Hall
2. The Blues Are Brewin’
3. Sugar
4. A Kiss To Build A Dream On
5. Old Man Mose
6. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
7. Gone Fishin’
8. Nothing Could Be Hotter Than That
9. Blue Again
10. When You Wish Upon A Star

2003 : Couldn’t be Hotter
1. Old Man Mose
2. Sing Moten’s Swing
3. A-Tisket, A-Tasket
4. Sugar (That Sugar Baby O’Mine)
5. Up A Lazy River
6. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
7. Stars Fell on Alabama
8. Gone Fishin’
9. Blue Again
10. Clouds (adapted from “Nuages”)
11. Stompin’ at Mahogany Hall
12. Nothing Could Be Hotter Than That
13. It’s Good Enough to Keep
14. Don’t Let Go
15. Twilight Zone / Twilight Tone
16. My Foolish Heart

2004 : Vibrate
1. Walkin’ in N.Y.
2. Greek Song
3. Vibrate
4. The New JuJu Man (Tutu)
5. Doodlin’
6. The Twelfth
7. First Ascent
8. Core of Sound (Modinha)
9. Feel Flow
10. Embraceable You
11. Come Softly to Me/ I Met Him on a Sunday

2005 : An Acapella Christmas
1. Jingle Bells
2. White Christmas
3. Christmas Time Is Here
4. Good King Wenceslas
5. Toyland
6. My Grown Up Christmas List
7. Merry Christmas Baby
8. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
9. Christmas Is Coming
10. Winter Wonderland

2006 : The Symphony Sessions
1. Route 66
2. Candy
3. Embraceable You
4. That’s The Way It Goes
5. A Nightingale Sang In Berkely Square
6. Because You Are All Heart
7. To You
8. Vibrate
9. Clouds (Nuages)
10. The Quietude
11. The Offbeat Of Avenues
12. Birdland

2006 : The Definitely Pop Collection
Disc: 1
1. Operator
2. Tuxedo Junction
3. Candy
4. Gloria
5. Java Live
6. Helpless
7. Chanson D’amour
8. The Speak Up Mambo (Cuentame)
9. Four Brothers
10. Love For Sale

Disc: 2
1. Boy From New York City
2. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
3. Smile Again
4. Until I Met You (Corner Pocket)
5. Spice Of Life
6. Mystery
7. Down South Camp Meetin’
8. Route 66
9. Baby Come Back To Me (The Morse Code Of Love)
10. Another Night In Tunisia

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The Singers Unlimited

The Singers Unlimited

Though the Singers Unlimited have not recorded a new album since 1980’s “Easy To Love,” their popularity continues unabated. Their fourteen album catalog, recorded for Germany’s MPS records and now available as the “Magic Voices” collection, reflects the best of what the human voice is capable. The arrangements that member Gene Puerling wrote for the group were nothing short of a revelation-and the group’s use of studio multi-tracking (a burgeoning technology) developed a sound never heard before. The name “Singers Unlimited” is forever inscribed in the annals of vocal jazz, and deservedly so. Read on and find out more about the group from Gene Puerling himself! Gene Puerling

Group Members: Bonnie Herman, Len Dresslar, Don Shelton, Gene Puerling

Magic Voices Songlists
CD 1 – In Tune (1972) with the Oscar Peterson Trio
1. Sesame Street
2. It Never Entered My Mind
3. Children’s Games
4. The Gentle Rain
5. A Child Is Born
6. The Shadow Of Your Smile
7. Catherine
8. Once Upon A Summertime
9. Here’s That Rainy Day

A Capella (1972) issued in US as Try To Remember
1. Both Sides Now
2. London By Night
3. Here, There And Everywhere
4. Lullaby
5. Michelle
6. The Fool On The Hill
7. Emily
8. Since You Asked
9. More I Can Not Wish For You
10. Try To Remember

CD 2 – Just In Time (1977) with the Roger Kellaway Cello Quintet
1. Just In Time
2. My Foolish Heart
3. Stone Ground Seven
4. Sleep Loved
5. Someone To Watch Over Me
6. Honeysuckle Rose
7. Zip-A-Dee Dooh-Dah
8. Prelude To A Kiss
9. It Had To Be You
10. Impossible

Invitation (1973) with the Art Van Damme Quintet
1. Spring Is Here
2. But Beautiful
3. We Could Be Flying
4. Violets For Your Furs
5. Invitation
6. Cherry
7. Ecstasy
8. Let There Be Love
9. My One And Only Love
10. Wave
11. Goodbye

CD 3 – Sentimental Journey (1974) with the Robert Farnon Orchestra
1. The More I See You
2. Sleepy Time Gal
3. I Get Along Without You Very Well
4. Angel Eyes
5. As Time Goes By
6. I’ll Remember April
7. If I Didn’t Care
8. Sentimental Journey
9. In The Still Of The Night

A Capella II (1974)
1. Clair
2. Killing Me Softly With His Song
3. Yesterday
4. My Romance
5. Lost In The Stars
6. April In Paris
7. Girl Talk
8. Nature Boy
9. I Don’t Know Where I Stand
10. Autumn In New York
11. Like Someone In Love
12. Indian Summer

CD 4 – Feeling Free (1975) with The Pat Williams Orchestra
1. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
2. A Time For Love
3. On Green Dolphin Street
4. So Many Stars
5. Feeling Free With Patrick B.
6. Ja-Da
7. Skylark
8. On A Clear Day
9. I’m Shadowing You
10. Where Is The Love

A Special Blend (1976)
1. Bye Bye Blues
2. ‘Round Midnight
3. Cry Me A River
4. Born To Be Blue
5. I Left My Heart In San Francisco
6. Mood Indigo
7. Gotcha
8. Why Don’t You Do Right?
9. When I Fall In Love

CD 5 – Friends (1977) with The Pat Williams Orchestra
1. Sweet Georgia Brown
2. When April Comes Again
3. Just Friends
4. The Trouble With Hello Is Goodbye
5. I Got Rhythm
6. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
7. When The Sun Comes Out
8. Eleanor Rigby
9. She Was Too Good To Me
10. I’m Gonna Go Fishin’

Eventide (1977) with The Robert Farnon Orchestra
1. Deep Purple
2. Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day)
3. I Loved You
4. Mona Lisa
5. Feelings
6. Gymnopedies
7. Yours Truly, Rosa
8. Marlies
9. How Beautiful Is Night
10. Eventide

CD 6 – Four Of Us (1973)
1. We’ve Only Just Begun
2. It Could Happen To You
3. Soon It’s Gonna Rain
4. Where Is Love
5. My Ship
6. You’ve Got A Friend
7. Jennifer’s Rabbit
8. Look Around
9. Snowfall
10. If
11. Air (From The Suite In D)

The Singers Unlimited with Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass (1979)
1. Tangerine
2. Laura
3. Lullaby Of The Leaves
4. You Are My Sunshine
5. Sophisticated Lady
6. (This Is The End Of) A Beautiful Friendship
7. It Might As Well Be Spring
8. Chelsea Morning
9. Dindi
10. Pieces Of Dreams

CD 7 – A Capella III (1980)
1. Anything Goes
2. The Way We Were
3. One More Time, Chick Corea
4. Sweet Lorraine
5. Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair
6. Someone To Light Up My Life
7. Love Is Here To Stay
8. The Entertainer
9. All The Things You Are
10. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
11. I Wish You Love

Easy To Love (1981)
1. Easy To Love
2. Where Or When
3. Close Enough For Love
4. Mountain Greenery
5. Lullaby Of Birdland
6. Fallin’ In Love With Love
7. Nina Never Knew
8. Bass-ically Speaking
9. Willow Weep For

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Tomorow Never Dies : Michelle Yeoh (1997)

Dato’ Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng (traditional Chinese: 楊紫瓊; simplified Chinese: 杨紫琼; pinyin: Yáng Zǐqióng; Cantonese (Yale romanization): yèuhng jí kìhng; born August 6, 1962) is a Chinese Malaysian actress and dancer, well known for performing her own stunts in the action films that brought her to fame in the early 1990s.

Born in Ipoh, Malaysia, she is based in Hong Kong and was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1997.

She is credited as Michelle Khan in some of her earlier films.

Michelle Yeoh was born to an ethnic Chinese family in Ipoh, Malaysia on August 6, 1962. She was very sporty when she was young and had a passion in dance. She started to study ballet at the age of four years old. At the age 15, her parents accompanied her to England and enrolled her at a boarding school there. Later Yeoh entered London Royal Academy of Dance, majoring in Ballet. But a spinal injury ended her dream of being a prima ballerina, and she consequently had to switch her focus away from dance to choreography and other arts. She later received a B.A. degree in Creative Arts with a minor in Drama.

It was at the age of 21 when Yeoh became the winner of the Miss Malaysia beauty pageant in 1983. She was also Malaysia’s representative at the 1983 Miss World pageant in London. From there, she appeared in a television commercial with Jackie Chan which caught the attention of a fledgling film production company called D&B Films.

Yeoh’s career in Hong Kong started with a few commercials for Charles Jourdan, opposite action movie heroes Jackie Chan and Chow Yun-Fat before being offered a film contract. The Charles Jourdan brand was handled by D&B Group in Hong Kong, run by Yeoh’s future husband, Dickson Poon. In 1988, she retired from acting after marrying Poon. Three years later, the couple divorced, and Yeoh returned to acting in 1992. Her first movie after the comeback was Police Story 3, which was partly shot in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Yeoh started her film career acting in action and martial arts movies such as The Heroic Trio in 1993, and the Yuen Woo-ping films Tai Chi Master and Wing Chun in 1994. Yeoh has had no formal martial arts training and she relies on her dance training and instructors, and does many of her own stunts[1].

Yeoh learned English and Malay before Cantonese, and cannot read Chinese characters. As she does not speak Mandarin, she learned the lines for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon phonetically.

Like many other Hong Kong stars, Yeoh has attempted to break into Hollywood. She starred in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies as Wai Lin (1997) and the popular Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). Thereafter, she was offered the role of Seraph in the two sequels to The Matrix, and she could not accept due to a scheduling conflict (the Matrix writers then changed Seraph into a male character and cast Collin Chou in the role). In 2002, she produced her first English movie, The Touch through her own production company, Mythical Films.

In 2005, Yeoh starred as the graceful Mameha in the film adaptation of Memoirs of a Geisha, and she continued her English-language work in 2007 with Sunshine.

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Golden Eye : Izabella Scorupco 1995

Izabella Dorota Scorupco (born June 4, 1970 in Białystok, Poland, original last name was Skorupko) is a Polish/Swedish actress who is most famous for appearing as Bond girl Natalya Simonova in the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye. She is the first Polish-born actress to play a Bond girl.

Scorupco was born in Białystok, Poland to Lech and Magdalena. When she was only one year old her parents split up and Izabella came to live with her mother. In 1978 the two moved to Bredäng in Stockholm, Sweden. Coming to Sweden as an 8 year old, she learned to speak Swedish and English, in addition to her native Polish.

She worked as a model and in 1989 she was discovered by director Staffan Hildebrand and starred in the movie Ingen kan älska som vi (Nobody loves like us). In the early nineties, she also had a brief but successful career as a pop singer, releasing an album which went gold in Sweden.

She was married to ice hockey player Mariusz Czerkawski from 1996 to 1998. They have one daughter together, Julia (born September 1997). On January 30, 2003 she married American Jeffrey Raymond. Together they have a young son, Jacob (born July 24, 2003).

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Licence to Kill : Talisa Soto & Carey Lowell (1989)

Talisa Soto
Talisa Soto (born March 27, 1967) is an American model and actress.
Soto was born Miriam Soto in Brooklyn, New York, where her parents moved to from Puerto Rico in the 1950s. Her parents relocated to Northampton, Massachusetts when she was still just a child. Soto’s family was one of the few Puerto Rican families that resided in her neighborhood. She was raised and educated there, but she felt that people were prejudiced against her and she became a loner.[1][2]

Soto landed her first modeling job in 1982, when she was fifteen years old. In 1985, she tried to sign up with the Ford modeling agency, but was rejected because she looked “too” Latina. Soto then went and signed with Click Model Management and headed for Europe. She established herself as one of the top models of the 1980s and was very busy modeling in Italy and France. She appeared on the covers of Vogue, Mademoiselle, Glamour and Self magazines.

In 1988, when Soto returned to the United States, she auditioned and landed the role of India in her feature debut, Spike of Bensonhurst, a comedy which starred Sasha Mitchell and Ernest Borgnine. In 1989, she was cast as Lupe Lamora, in the James Bond movie Licence to Kill starring Timothy Dalton and as Maria Rivera in The Mambo Kings.[3]

Soto has participated in more than 20 movies, among which are: Mortal Kombat (1995) as Kitana; Piñero (2001) as Sugar, starring Benjamin Bratt; and Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) as Ryne alongside Lucy Liu and Antonio Banderas. Soto has also made two guest appearances on the television series C-16: FBI. In 1995, she played the role of Doña Julia, one of Johnny Depp’s many love interests in the tongue-in-cheek romantic comedy Don Juan DeMarco, Depp playing the title role. She also made an appearance in Marc Anthony’s music video for I Need to Know. In 1996 Soto played the title role in the campy movie Vampirella based on the comic book character.[4]

Carey Lowell
Carey Lowell (born February 11, 1961 in Huntington, New York) is an American actress and a Bond girl starring in 1989’s Licence to Kill with Timothy Dalton.

Lowell spent much of her childhood traveling with her father James, who was a geologist. Immediately after high school, she was signed by the Ford modeling agency. She would model for such clients as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein before turning to acting.

Lowell’s notable acting roles include those of Bond girl Pam Bouvier in the James Bond movie Licence to Kill (1989) and Jamie Ross on the television drama Law & Order, a character she reprised on its spinoff, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, as a judge.

Lowell and Richard Gere married in 2002, after dating for several years. The couple have a son, Homer James Jigme Gere, who was born prior to their marriage, in 2000. She was married to actor Griffin Dunne from 1989 to 1995 and has a daughter, Hannah Dunne, from that marriage. Her first marriage to fashion photographer John Stember was from 1984 to 1988.

Lowell, like her husband, is a devoted supporter of preserving the culture of Tibet and practices Tibetan Buddhism.

(source http://en.wikipedia.org)

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