Eunice Gayson, First Bond Girl, Dead at 90

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English actress Eunice Gayson - who played Sylvia Trench alongside Sean Connery in 007's 1962 debut, "Dr".

'Our honest thoughts are with her family'.

Actress Eunice Gayson who played the first ever Bond girl has died aged 90.

The news of Ms Gayson's passing was confirmed on the actress's Twitter feed.

We send our thoughts and condolences to Eunice's loved ones during this hard time.

Originally, Gayson was meant to play M's secretary, Miss Moneypenny, but Lois Maxwell landed that role instead.

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

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She became the first person to ask for James Bond's name in the movies after her character met the suave spy at a card table in 1962's Dr. No, allowing Connery to utter 007's signature line: "Bond. 'Cut! Cut! Cut!'" Director Terence Young suggested Gayson take Connery for a drink, and when they returned the Bond actor said it smoothly.

She reappeared as Trench the following year in From Russia With Love.

She is the only Bond girl to feature in two films but her voice was never heard on screen.

A fact many people don't know is that while she appeared in the Bond films, her lines were actually recorded by voiceover artist Nikki van der Zyl. That part went to Lois Maxwell instead.

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

She also appeared in episodes of 1960 TV series The Avengers and The Saint, which starred future Bond actor Sir Roger Moore.

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