Bond Girl Molly
British actress Serena Scott Thomas, the younger sister of actress Kristin Scott Thomas, is best known for playing captivating physician Dr. Molly Warmflash on the James Bond movie “The World Is Not Enough” (1999), starring Pierce Brosnan. She also has appeared in American films like “Skeleton Woman” (2000), “Storm Watch” (2002), “Hostage”(2005) and “The Thirst”(2006) as well as in the TV shows “Nash Bridges,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The Division,” “Summerland,” “NCIS” and “Nip/Tuck.”
Apart from acting, the former model has enjoyed a career as an equestrian on both sides of the Atlantic. She has competed in Three Day Eventing and Dressage in the United States.
Childhood and Family:
Serena Harriet Scott Thomas was born on September 21, 1961, in Nether Compton, Dorset, England, to Deborah and Simon Scott Thomas. Her father, who was a pilot for the British Royal Navy, was killed in a flying accident when she was three years old. Her mother remarried, and her stepfather, also a British naval pilot, died in a similar accident. She is the younger sister of actress Kristin Scott Thomas (born May 24, 1960).
On November 22, 1996, Serena was married to Scott J. Tepper. Their daughter Tallulah was born in 1997. On August 11, 2004, the couple divorced.
Serena Scott Thomas was a successful fashion model before entering the world of acting with a role in a BBC production of “The Green Man.” Her television debut came in 1990 when she was cast as Hope Westfield in an episode of the British/American comedy/horror series “She-Wolf of London” called “Little Bookshop of Horrors.” In the following year, she segued to the big screen with a small role in the British drama “Let Him Have It,” which starred Christopher Eccleston, Paul Reynolds, Tom Courtenay and Eileen Atkins.
In 1993, Scott Thomas scored the leading role of Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, in the television movie biopic “Diana: Her True Story” (NBC), opposite David Threlfall as Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. The same year, she also starred along side Peter Davison and John Mills in the TV film “Harnessing Peacocks,” which was adapted by Andrew Davies from the 1985 novel of the same name by Mary Wesley. Scott Thomas next played Marian Sherwood in the American independent film “Sherwood's Travels” (1994), opposite Jamey Sheridan, Kathy Madeira in the NBC TV film “Bermuda Grace” (1994), starring William Sadler and David Harewood, Claire in the UK TV film “Clair de Lune” (1995), starring Ian Blower, Selina Cadell and Lee Evans, and Alexis Dunetskaya in the TV film adaptation of Alistair MacLean's book, “The Way to Dusty Death” (1996), directed by Geoffrey Reeve and starring Simon MacCorkindale as Harlow, and Linda Hamilton as romantic interest Marie MacAlpine.
From 1996 to 1998, Scoot Thomas joined the cast of the CBS television series “Nash Bridges” as the recurring role of Kelly Weld. Meanwhile, in 1997, she portrayed Emilia Gould in the BBC miniseries “Nostromo.”
Scoot Thomas co-starred with Mitchell Anderson, Jennifer Tilly and Terrence 'T.C.' Carson in the American film “Relax... It's Just Sex,” directed and written by P.J. Castellaneta, and guest starred in an episode of “ Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (both 1998). However, she did not reach worldwide audience until she was cast as Dr. Molly Warmflash, an attractive, red haired physician who serves to MI6 agents, in the James Bond film “The World Is Not Enough” (1999), the third film to star Pierce Brosnan as the 007. Despite mixed critical reception, the film grossed over $361.8 million worldwide against a budget of $135 million.
Following her Entering the new millennium, Scott Thomas starred as Anna in the American drama film “Skeleton Woman” (2000), opposite Daphne Rubin-Vega and Anthony John Denison, and in 2001, she played the regular role of Dr. Nicole De Brae on the short lived UPN series “All Souls,” opposite Adam Rodriguez, Christian Tessier and Daniel Cosgrove. She played Contessa in the 2002 American short film “Montgomey: A Life in the Tack,” Dr. Valerie Harman in the American science fiction movie “Storm Watch” (2002), opposite Nick Cornish, Vanessa Marcil and Adrian Paul, and Mrs. Allen in the Frank E. Flowers film “Haven” (2004), starring Bill Paxton, Agnes Bruckner and Orlando Bloom. She had a supporting role in the film adaptation of Robert Crais' book, “Hostage”(2005), starring Bruce Willis and directed by Florent Emilio Siri. She also made guest appearances on a series of TV shows between 2002 and 2005, such as “The Agency,” “The Division,” “She Spies,” “Over There” and “Summerland” (3 episodes, as Anastacia Dubois).
From 2006 to 2007, Scoot Thomas played the recurring role of Madeleine in the American telenovel “Wicked Wicked Games,” starring Tatum O'Neal, Clive Robertson, Jack Krizmanich, David Smith, Jessie Ward and Kate French. The years also saw her guest star in “Freddie” (2006, as Celia), “NCIS” (2007, as Black Rose) and “ Nip/Tuck” (2007, as Miranda Nelson). She revisited the big screen by taking the supporting role of Mariel in the American horror film “The Thirst”(2006), starring Matt Keeslar, Clare Kramer and Jeremy Sisto. She followed it up two years later with a leading role on the drama “The Brothel” (2008), opposite Brett Cullen and Christian Martin.
Recently, Scott Thomas played Carole Middleton in the Lifetime TV film “William & Kate” (2011), about the relationship between Prince William and Catherine “Kate” Middleton.