By Candice Jackson For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 02:51 GMT, 1 December 2019 | Updated: 04:02 GMT, 1 December 2019
George Lazenby, then 29, became the youngest person to play James Bond in 1969.
And 50 years on from the Australian actor's one-off role as 007 in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, George claims it made him an instant hit with the ladies.
Now 80, he told The Herald Sun on Sunday he has likely slept with more than 1000 women in his time, adding: 'I would go through six girls a week in London.'
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Australia's one and only James Bond, George Lazenby, now 80, has boasted about bedding 1000 women in his 007 heyday after appearing in the franchise's 1969 film (Pictured: George as James Bond in 1969)
The former car salesman is the only Australian to have ever played 007, with the coveted role his first-ever acting gig.
Speaking of his promiscuous period abroad, George said: 'It was the time of the pill, mini-skirts, the girls were crazy. You had to run and hide after a while.'
He said the rumour of him bedding 1000 women was most likely true, saying: 'There wasn’t anything better to do. I don’t know, I never counted but it went on from 1964 until 1980 when AIDS came in. I didn’t want to die for it.'
'It was the time of the pill, mini-skirts, the girls were crazy': George said he likely bedded 1000 women in his time and enjoyed a promiscuous period from 1964 to 1980 (Pictured as James Bond