Nicole Maurey. (Wikipedia)
Nicole Maurey was born in Paris in 1925. She made movies in France and in 1953 she made “Little Boy Lost” with Bing Crosby on location in Paris. She then went to Hollywood where she made anumber of films including “Secret of the Incas” with Charlton Heston and “The Jayhawkers”.
In the 60’s she made many British films and TV series. Nicole Maurey retired and lived in France until her dath at the age of 90 in 2016.
Nicole Maurey (20 December 1925 – 11 March 2016) was a French actress, who has appeared in 65 film and television productions between 1945 and 1997.
Born in Bois-Colombes, a northwestern suburb of Paris, she was originally a dancer before being cast in her first film role in 1944.
She remains most noted as Charlton Heston‘s leading lady in Secret of the Incas (1954), often cited as the primary inspiration for Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). She starred in films with Alec Guinness, Bette Davis, Bing Crosby, Jeff Chandler, Fess Parker, Rex Harrison, Robert Taylor and Mickey Rooney, among numerous others. She was the leading lady in the original 1962 science fiction cult film The Day of the Triffids.
Later in life, she moved into television, appearing in various made-for-TV movies and mini-series.
Maurey died in March 2016 at the age of 90