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Susie Vanner was born into a happy family with her brother Clifford. After her parents separated, Susie’s mother was able to find the money needed to send her daughter to dance lessons. For Susie, this was the beginning of a lifelong passion for dance.

Susie began her career in entertainment at the age of 19 when she landed a recording contract with RCA Records. She was soon discovered by music producer and songwriter Chris Andrews, who was looking for a new singer to record with. This resulted in Susie recording six tracks with Andrews for the RCA record label. One of these tracks, ‘Don’t Pity Me’, is now considered a Northern Soul classic.

 

Sue Vanner acted in numerous TV commercials throughout the 1970s, working with renowned commercial and feature film directors Adrian Lynne and Ridley Scott, and revered photographer Terence Donovan.

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‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ – starring Roger Moore as 007 – was released in 1977, catapulting Susie to global fame as a Bond girl. She travelled extensively on promotional tours for the film, attending film premieres and press photo-calls in counties throughout South America as well as Australia and Japan. Susie went on to act in movies including ‘A Man Called Intrepid’ with David Niven and ‘Nighthawks’ with Sylvester Stallone. Susie was also cast in a number of TV shows, including ‘Tales of the Unexpected’, ‘Minder’, and a miniseries called ‘Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry’ where she played the lead role of Wendy. She also acted in the BBC film ‘Count Dracula’ with Louis Jourdan and Frank Finlay.

For Susie, maintaining a healthy diet is of paramount importance, and she credits eating well with helping her to successfully fight and beat cancer. Today, Susie continues to follow an alkaline diet and doesn’t drink alcohol. She also regularly practices yoga.

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