Bond girl Tania Mallet died at the age of 77.
British actress known for her role as Tilly Masterson Sean Connery in 1964 007 classic Goldfinger.
The sad news was confirmed by the bosses of James Bond, who released a statement via Twitter: «We are very sorry that Tania Mallet, who played Tilly Masterson in Goldfinger died.
"Our thoughts are with her family & # 39; It and friends at this sad time.
Fan sites including Bondstars.com also is a tribute, writing: "Unfortunately, we have to share very sad news that our dear friend Tania Mallet sadly died.
"It was very cool and beautiful lady inside and out:."
Hammer, who & # 39 is the cousin of fellow actress Helen Mirren began her car & # 39; a career as a teenage model and went on to become one of the most famous faces in the 1950s and 60s.
During her modeling car & # 39; EASURES, the picture of her in a bikini producer Cubby Broccoli James Bond was sent, which led her to audition for the role of Tatiana Romanova in 1957-ies from Russia with love.
It has lost some of which went to the Italian beauty Danielle B & # 39; the Yankees.
Nevertheless, she got another shot at Bond, when a few years later, when she scored the role of Tilly Masterson in the third 007 outing, Goldfinger.
Tilly did not make it to the end of the film, when she was killed by henchman Oddjob.
Goldfinger went on to be a huge success, shotting Mallet to international stardom, but she decided to leave out of the spotlight and never made another film.
Later, she insisted she hated her captivity, if you make a film contract, and recognized that the money was "horrible."
Mallet was said, it began at £ 50 per day for the film, but was able to negotiate up to £ 150 – the same AMOST her pay as a model.
Her cousin Mirrren Mallet wrote in her memoirs in 2007, expressing the model spent the modey she received from her car & # 39; show business EASURES on his family & # 39; and.
It was dedicated to help his mother, and even paid for the education of their brothers.
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