Holly Goodhead in Moonraker
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Lois was born in Alice, Texas, USA as Lois Cleveland Chiles.
the prestigious Finch College at University Of Texas where she was ‘discovered’ by a Glamour magazine editor … this
led to a modelling contract being offered. From being one of the USA’s
very top model, even having posed for the cover of Elle magazine, Lois
turned to acting in 1972 and two short years later was playing opposite
Robert Redford in The Great Gatsby. Coma and Death
On The Nile followed
in quick succession.
Lois was a contender for Agent Triple X in The
Spy Who Loved Me, but
it was in the following film Moonraker that she was to make her Bond
debut after director Lewis Gilbert sat next to Lois (and remembering
her from a couple of years earlier) on a flight into he USA. That prompted
him to suggest to Cubby Broccoli that she would make a terrific Dr Holly
A few years
later, Lois won a role in the ever-popular tv series Dallas opposite
the famous JR Ewing. Between
film projects, Lois appeared in many top-rated tv shows such as Murder
She Wrote, Hart To Hart and LA Law.
Films include Broadcast
News, Creepshow 2, Burning Bridges, Twister,
Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery, Speed 2 and Sudden
Lois now shares many of her experiences and her acting knowledge with
students at the University of Houston, Texas, where she teaches drama.
about her character of Dr Holly Goodhead, and how she explained the
character’sname to her parents, she replied “I
told them I was called Holly, and was very clever.”
sequence to film in Moonraker was almost certainly the love
scene at the climax
of the film. Lois and Roger Moore were ‘floating’ in
the spacecraft. In fact there was a very complicated system of wires
and harnesses suspending them in mid air – very uncomfortableand
tricky. Not the sort of situation to consummate a friendship!
Chiles Filmography @ IMDB