Much is made of the beautiful actresses who’ve appeared in James Bond films and the countless hotties who showed up in episodes of Star Trek. However, when it comes to the greatest lineup of stone cold foxes, one franchise stands head and shoulders above them all: I’m talking about The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. So, step aside 007 and Captain Kirk, here is but a tip of the iceberg of the many, many smoking hot foxes of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (MFU).
I remember Danielle de Metz from Peter Sellers’ The Party, but she was in a million TV shows, from The Flying Nun to Dr. Kildare.
Stefanie Powers is famous for her role as April Dancer, but former Miss America (1959) Mary Ann Mobley also had her shot at the role. (Many will remember Mary Ann would filled in for Dixie Carter on Diff’rent Strokes as well.)
Nancy wasn’t much of an actress, but she was one of the grooviest chicks of the Swingin’ Sixties.
Whitney Blake is the mom from Hazel; she’s also the real-life mom of Meredith Baxter-Birney (Family Ties).
Greek actress Linda Marsh won a Golden Globe for America, America (1963) and appeared in a ton of TV programs from Perry Mason to I Spy. She’s a bit of a mystery, however, because she also starred in a highly notorious (and unreleased) X rated film called Stop! (1970).
And let’s not forget the future Batgirl, Yvonne Craig, who showed up briefly as Solo’s dinner date. Yvonne, would make waves on MFU a few years later…
In the MFU film One Spy Too Many (1966) we get to see a little more skin than we’re accustomed to on the small screen.
Marlyn Mason also did her fair share of TV hopping, and has the distinction of appearing on MFU twice – once in Season 1 and again in Season 4…
Marlyn’s big screen debut came in 1969 alongside Elvis in The Trouble With Girls:
What fan of 60s-70s cinema doesn’t remember Barbara Bouchet? She was in Casino Royale (1967), which technically was a Bond film, but I don’t think it counts. I remember her from a million Italian crime and giallo flicks – here’s her table dance scene from Caliber 9:
Just after getting the role of mother Joan Bradford in “Eight Is Enough” in 1977, Diana died tragically of breast cancer at age 41. At the time of her death, she was having a relationship with John Travolta, who accepted a posthumous Emmy Award for her that same year.
Sabrina Scharf played Sarah in Easy Rider, but she’s probably best known as Miramanee from the original Star Trek.
We could certainly go on all day, but I think I’ve definitively proven my point. I declare MFU the winner for having the Greatest Babe List in Pop Culture History. The debate is over.