Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

First Bond girl Eunice Gayson dies at 90

First Bond girl Eunice Gayson dies at 90

No" and "From Russia With Love' has passed away.

As Ms Trench and 007 played cards at the Le Cercle Club casino, Bond says: 'I admire your courage, Miss, er...?', to which Sylvia says: 'Trench, Sylvia Trench.

The first cinematic Bond girl, Eunice Gayson, has died.

Gayson's death was confirmed on her official Twitter account Saturday morning. Someone with access to the account let fans know that Gayson had passed away on Friday, June 8.

Eunice Gayson, the actress who played the first Bond girl, has died at the age of 90. "An fantastic lady who left a lasting impression on everyone she met".

Eunice went on to appear with Sean in From Russia with Love after previously being cast as Miss Moneypenny, before the role eventually went to Lois Maxwell.

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Gayson had originally been cast as Miss Moneypenny before the producers chose to replace her with Lois Maxwell and recast Gayson as a femme fatale character. She replies: "Trench, Sylvia Trench".

In the famous spy film franchise, a stunning brunette-haired Gayson was on screen when Connery first delivered Bond's infamous catchphrase: "Bond, James Bond".

In 2012 Gayson wrote her autobiography, "The First Lady of Bond" (Signum).

Eunice played the same Bond girl in the 1963 follow-up flick, "From Russia with Love", as well. This concept was scrapped by director Guy Hamilton when he took the helm for 1964's Goldfinger. Another tidbit: Gayson's voice isn't heard in either of her Bond films because, like many Bond girls of that era, her words were voiced over by voice actor Nikki van der Zyl.

The actress had appeared earlier in the Hammer horror film "The Revenge of Frankenstein" (1958) with Peter Cushing and later in a number of popular British TV series such as "The Saint" and "The Avengers", according to Internet Movie Database.

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