The First James Bond Girl, Eunice Gayson Passes Away at Age 90


Connery first uttered the iconic introduction, "Bond, James Bond", to Gayson's character in that movie, according to the BBC.

Gayson is known for eliciting one of Bond's most famous catchphrases. Bond replies: "I admire your courage, Miss, er.?"

It was an exchange over a Baccarat table that introduced to the world Ian Fleming's indefatigable secret agent, as played by Sean Connery. Someone with access to the account let fans know that Gayson had passed away on Friday, June 8. Over a game of cards, Bond asks for her name. Trench says "I admire your luck, Mister...?"

Gayson played Sylvia Trench in "Dr".

LONDON ENGLAND- OCTOBER 23 Eunice Gayson attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at the Royal Albert Hall
Image Gayson at the world premiere of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall in 2012

Chatting in 2012, Eunice revealed that Sean was extremely nervous during their scenes.

Eunice Gayson and Sean Connery on the set of Dr No in 1962. "The day took off from that moment - he was so relaxed", Gayson noted. "James Bond." She reprised her role as Trench in From Russia With Love. Additionally, Gayson would appear with future Bond girl Diana Rigg in an episode of the British spy series The Avengers in 1966. Lewis Gilbert, the director of the next film in the series - Goldfinger (1964) - had other ideas however, and kiboshed the idea. She might have had a different slice of Bond movie immortality had the original plan - that she play the recurring role of Miss Moneypenny - gone ahead.

Born in Croydon, Surrey (U.K., naturally), on March 17, 1928, Gayson was 34 when Dr. No was released on October 5, 1962.

Gayson is still the only Bond girl to appear in two James Bond films.

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