Caroline "Tula" Cossey was an English model, best known after appearing as a "Bond Girl" in the 1981 James Bond (Roger Moore) film For Your Eyes Only, and one of the first post-op transsexuals to pose for Playboy (also in 1981). She wrote two autobiographies, "I Am A Woman" and "My Story". She launched a legal battle against the British Government, which lasted many years; the court ruled in her favor initially, then overturned it it 1990 upon government appeal. But ultimately the Gender Recognition Act 2004 was passed,
Cossey was born Barry Kenneth Cossey in Brooke, Norfolk, and raised as male. However, through puberty was distinctly feminine in both appearance and manerisms due to an intersex condition known as Klinefelter's syndrome: possessing the genotype XXY instead of the tranditional male XY chromosome pattern (as was Lauren Foster).