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First Bond girl Eunice Gayson dies at 90

Press Trust of India  |  London 

"Dr No" star and first Bond girl, passed away at the age of 90. The died on June 8.

is best known for playing Sylvia Trench, who was part of the now-famous scene where James Bond - then played by - introduces himself for the first time in the based on the iconic character created by

The of her death was confirmed on her page.

"We are very sad to learn that our dear passed away on June 8th. An amazing lady who left a lasting impression on everyone she met. She will be very much missed," the post read.

Till date, continues to be the only to appear in two 007 films - other being "From with Love".

Hardcore Bond fans would remember the memorable scene where Connery's Bond asks Gayson's Trench "I admire your courage, Miss, er... ?"

To which she replies: "Trench, I admire your luck, Mr... ?"


Connery then delivers the line which went to become the introduction for the next six actors who played the characters as he said: "Bond, James Bond."

Bond producers, and Michael G Wilson, also paid tributes to the on the official James Bond account.

"We are so sad to learn that Gayson, our very first 'Bond girl' who played in 'DR NO' and 'FROM WITH LOVE' has passed away. Our sincere thoughts are with her family," the post read.

Gayson also appeared in movies such as "The Revenge of Frankenstein" and classic TV shows "The Saint" and "Avengers".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 13:10 IST
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