Each year, The Thalians honour a legendary individual for achievements
and charitable contributions, and the event raises funds to support
the Thalians Mental Health Center at Cedars Sinai Hospital.
Sir Roger Moore was chosen as this year's honouree. The actor,
who is best-known for playing James Bond on the big-screen, should
feel right at home at the event; The Thalians had invited former
Bond girls Maud Adams, Nancy Allen, Lois Chiles, Stefanie Powers,
Gloria Hendry, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Luciana Paluzzi, Serena Scott
Thomas and Lana Wood. Non-Bond girls invited included Nancy Allen,
Stefanie Powers and Pam Shriver (wife of former 007 actor George
Previous honourees have included Mary Tyler Moore, Sally Field,
James Stewart, Liza Minnelli, Burt Bacharach, Angela Lansbury,
Whoopi Goldberg, Carol Burnett, Jack Lemmon and Phyllis Diller.
Founded in 1955, The Thalians group raises more than $500,000
annually to support the mental health center, Warren Cowan Associates
said in a statement.
getting the girls: Roger Moore poses with (from left to
right) Trina Parks, Serena Scott Thomas, Maud Adams and
The Gala was a star-studded extravaganza featuring four former
• Lana Wood starred as Plenty O’Toole in Diamonds
Are Forever in 1971
• Trina Parks starred as Thumper in Diamonds Are Forever
• Gloria Hendry starred as Rosie Carver in Live and
Let Die, 1973
• Lois Chiles appeared as Dr. Holly Goodhead in Moonraker
• Maud Adams who played Andrea Anders in The Man With
The Golden Gun, was Octopussy in the film of the same name
in 1983 and also made an unaccredited appearance in A View
To A Kill, Roger Moore's last Bond film in 1985
• Serena Scott Thomas starred alongside Pierce Brosnan in
The World Is Not Enough in 1999
It has been a busy time for Sir Roger, who celebrated his 80th
birthday last week. He also recently received his star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Sir Roger described the ceremony last week was "a big thrill".
The British actor also paid homage to the number of women he
kissed on-screen adapting Ian Fleming's leading man.
"Sadly, I had to retire from the Bond films," Moore
said. "The girls were getting younger or I was just getting
Since his final Bond movie in 1985, Moore has done
some acting in film and television.
He has also raised funds for UNICEF in underdeveloped countries
and received a Commander of the British Empire award from the
British government in 1999.
He also was awarded a knighthood in 2003 for his work with UNICEF.
Meanwhile, Moore's planned autobiography, whose working title
is "My Word is my Bond", will tell his real life story.
"Roger has told me he won't get out of bed to write for
less than one million," his agent Lesley Pollinger said.
Moore said in a statement that he would like to write "a
warm, amusing, and maybe even slightly emotional volume".
His book is expected to be published next year.