In the 1970s, it was common for Marbella Club Hotel nights to bring together aristocrats and great Hollywood stars at the invitation of Prince Alfonso Hohenlohe. Among the celebrities who commonly took part were Ava Gadner, Audrey Hepburn, Kim Novak, or James Stewart, but it was Sean Connery who deeply falls in love with Marbella.
The actor who gave life to the first James Bond was part of the "Marbella Linda" gang - as Olivia Valère, owner of the renowned Marbella nightclub, calls to the Marbella's golden age-.
Connery chose this cosmopolitan city as his place of rest by buying a luxurious mansion named Malibu, located in first line steps from the beach between Puerto Banús and San Pedro Alcántara.
Sean Connery said during an interview: "I was impressed by the place that, because of its simplicity, was a wonderfully harmonious place to live, everyone was friendly and enjoyable. I enjoyed the climate, and everyone was financially immersed to maintain what exists here: the sea, restaurants, tennis and golf facilities, etc."
Among the places that the protagonist of "From Russia with Love" and his wife Micheline Roquebrune visited were the Plaza de los Naranjos, where he found himself having "calentitos" (churros) for breakfast, the wonderful golf courses of Las Brisas, Aloha and Los Naranjos, having dinner at the renowned Don Pepe restaurant and, of course, enjoying the nights of Puente Romano.
Sean Connery died at the age of 90 in The Bahamas, but his memory remains in the most beautiful corners of Marbella, a city that continues to build unforgettable nights, exclusive and full of recent history.
Long live to Sir Sean Connery!