Eunice Gayson Dies: The First "Bond Girl" Was 90

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The English actor, who played Bond girl Sylvia Trench in 1962's Dr. No opposite Sean Connery, died yesterday at the age of 90 as confirmed by her official Twitter account.

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

The first cinematic Bond girl, Eunice Gayson, has died. She was "an wonderful lady who left a lasting impression on everyone she met", her feed says. She proposed they raise the stakes, and Bond said, "I admire you're courage, Miss er...?" to which she replied, "Trench. No", passed away Friday.

When asked in an interview in 2012 who her favourite actor to play the British spy was, Gayson replied: "Obviously my loyalty is with Sean". On the actresses Twitter page, her family wrote that she was an extraordinary person who always had a tremendous impression on the people she met.

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The Bond films saw her lines re-recorded by voiceover artist Nikki van der Zyl and she was meant to be a recurring character but the idea was dropped.

"[Director] Terence Young told me to take him away for a drink - even though he was meant to be on the wagon - so I took him off for a drink or two and he came back on set and said: "Bond, James Bond".

Before making it big as one of Hollywood's most recognisable women, Gayson was born in 1928 in the English city of Surrey.

After her role in the James Bond films, Gayson went on to appear in TV series The Saint and The Avengers. She will of course be forever immortalised for her part in the James Bond films in the role of Sylvia Trench.

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