Eunice Gayson, the actress who played the first "Bond girl" in 1962 film Dr. No, has died on Friday, June 8 at the age of 90. She appeared as Sylvia Trench in 007's 1962 debut.
The sad death news was confirmed by producers of the Bond series Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, on the late actress' Twitter feed that reads,
We are very sad to learn that our dear Eunice passed away on June 8th. An amazing lady who left a lasting impression on everyone she met. She will be very much missed.
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We are very sad to learn that our dear Eunice passed away on June 8th. An amazing lady who left a lasting impression on everyone she met. She will be very much missed. pic.twitter.com/c5kVHs256Y
— Eunice Gayson (@EuniceGayson) June 9, 2018
Eunice famously appeared in the classic scene in which the British spy, Sean Connery, delivers the line “Bond, James Bond” for the first time after which Eunice introduced herself as “Trench, Sylvia Trench”.
In an interview in 2012, Eunice revealed that she assisted Sean who struggled with delivering the line correctly.
She said at the time,
He had to say ‘Bond, James Bond,’ but he came out with other permutations like ‘Sean Bond, James Connery’. Cut! Cut! Cut!
As with many of the Bond girls in the 1960s and 1970s, the late actress' lines were rerecorded by voiceover artist Nikki van der Zyl.
Born in 1928 in Surrey, Eunice played a series of screen roles, including Hammer Horror's 1958 movie The Revenge of Frankenstein, before she became the first Bond girl.
After the Bond films, Eunice appeared in several classic television series like The Saint and The Avengers.