Former Bond star Susie Vanner believes chemotherapy wouldn't have saved her from cancer

Susie Vanner has opened up about her battle with cancer and why she turned down chemo credit:Bang Showbiz
Susie Vanner has opened up about her battle with cancer and why she turned down chemo credit:Bang Showbiz

Former Bond star Susie Vanner believes avoiding chemotherapy gave her a lucky escape when she battled cancer.

The 'Spy Who Loved Me' star suffered a near-fatal brain haemorrhage in her forties and was placed in a coma, and as well as overcoming the serious health battle, a decade later, she was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer.

By miracle, she has survived both, and believes that if she had accepted chemotherapy treatment, it would have ruined her immune system like it did her late brother, whilst she also believes taking a lot of vitamin C helped to clear the cancer.

She told Best magazine of her current state of health: "I am doing OK, thank you. I was diagnosed with cancer back in 2007. It's all in the past and thankfully I fought them all. I was very lucky that when I had my brain haemorrhage that it didn't need to end up having an operation. But at the time they told my husband they didn't know if I was going to live or die, when I was in a coma. We were all very young, my son, me and my husband. I just thank God that I'm still alive and I lived to tell the tale... My older brother did pass from cancer, though - but unlike me he took all the chemotherapy, which I personally think really destroyed his immune system.

I didn't take any drugs at all.

"So, you just never know. I had grade 3, stage 2 in my lymph nodes, I took a lot of vitamin C and we watched as the cancer cells went down..."

The actress is famous for sharing a sexy and iconic moment with Sir Roger Moore's 007 when she played a beautiful Russian agent in the 1977 movie 'The Spy Who Loved Me' with their romp on top of a sheep skin rug regarded as one of the franchise's most memorable love scenes.

Susie is also an established singer and release her first album, 'In These Shoes', in 2020.