‘Bond girl’ dies at 90

The People - - NEWS FEATURES - By Lucy Buck­land

THE first-ever Bond girl, Eu­nice Gayson, has died at the age of 90.

The ac­tress made film his­tory when she played Sylvia Trench, along­side Sean Con­nery, in Dr No.

Volup­tuous Sylvia was fa­mous for coax­ing Bond’s most fa­mous line out of him when she se­duced him over a game of cards.

Bond said: “I ad­mire your courage, Miss, er?” She replied: “Trench, Sylvia Trench. I ad­mire your luck, Mr...” and Con­nery replied with the im­mor­tal line: “Bond. James Bond.”

A post on her Twit­ter read: “An amaz­ing lady who left a last­ing im­pres­sion on ev­ery­one she met. She will be very much missed.”

James Bond fran­chise pro­duc­ers Michael G Wil­son and Bar­bara Broc­coli tweeted: “We are so sad to learn that Eu­nice Gayson, our very first ‘Bond girl’, has passed away.”

FIRST CLASS: Eu­nice

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