Date: 9th September 2001

James Bond Stunt Girl Survives Near Fatal Boat Crash

A former JAMES BOND stunt girl was pronounced clinically dead after a horrific motor boat accident - but has survived and is on the road to recovery. SARAH DONOHUE's beautiful face was ripped to shreds by a high speed power boat crash off the coast of Venice, Italy.

But amazingly she survived and skilled surgeons were able to rebuild her shattered face and restore her model beauty. She says, "I never thought I'd make a full recovery. But I'm not back to normal - I look the same now as I did when I was 17. "

The 30-year-old stunt performer who starred in World Is Not Enough, The (1999) with PIERCE BROSNAN is still haunted by memories of the accident.

She adds, "I will never forget the boat digging deep into the water and flipping over. I remember realizing we were turning over and thought, 'Here we go'. It was like hitting a concrete wall. My helmet came clean off and I was trapped underwater behind the steering wheel. The only things that came through unscathed were my fingernails." (SVD/TG/NFA)

Source: WENN