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Saturday, 9 June 2018

James Bond first onscreen girl dies

Eunice Gayson, the first James Bond girl, has died. She was 90. Grayson was in the iconic scene in Dr No in which Sean Conner first spoke the words, 'Bond. James Bond.'

The news was announced via Gayson's Twitter account along with a photo of the English actress.

"We are very sad to learn that our dear Eunice passed away on June 8th. An amazing lady who left a lasting impression on everyone she met. She will be very much missed," the statement read.

The death was confirmed in statements from Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

Originally the Sylvia Trench character was supposed to have appeared in the first six films, becoming the principal Bond Girl in her last one, but this idea was dropped with the third Bond movie, Goldfinger.

After her role in the James Bond films, Gayson went on to appear in TV series “The Saint” and “The Avengers.” Her career began on stage as Frau Schrader in a production of “The Sound of Music” at the Palace Theatre, and she portrayed Margaret in the Hammer horror film “The Revenge of Frankenstein” in 1958.

Rest in peace.

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