The first “Bond girl” has died at age 90, James Bond producers confirmed.
English actress Eunice Gayson — who played Sylvia Trench alongside Sean Connery in 007’s 1962 debut, “Dr. No,” passed away Friday.
The news was posted on Gayson’s Twitter account Saturday morning.
“We are very sad to learn that our dear Eunice passed away on June 8th,” the tweet reads above a photo of Gayson in a purple blouse. “An amazing lady who left a lasting impression on everyone she met. She will be very much missed.”
The cause of her death remains unknown.
In the famous spy film franchise, a stunning brunette-haired Gayson was on screen when Connery first delivered Bond’s infamous catchphrase: “Bond, James Bond.”
Gayson also starred as Trench in the series’ second film, “From Russia with Love” in 1963.
A total of 25 James Bond movies have been made over the last 55 years.
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