‘Goldfinger’ Bond Girl Tania Mallet Dead at 77

Tania Mallet — one of many unique Bond ladies and Helen Mirren‘s cousin — has died.

Mallet’s loss of life was confirmed by the official 007 Twitter account Sunday, which broke the information by writing … “We are very sorry to hear that Tania Mallet who played Tilly Masterson in GOLDFINGER has passed away. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.”

No different particulars have been launched in regards to the circumstances surrounding her loss of life.

Tania’s primary declare to fame was starring alongside Sean Connery as Tilly Masterson — one of many early Bond ladies who didn’t make it come the top credit. 

Funny sufficient … Tania truly auditioned for the function of one other Bond lady within the 007 film proper earlier than “Goldfinger” — “From Russia with Love” — however she didn’t make the reduce till 1964. 

Her function in “Goldfinger” ended up being one among Tania’s solely appearing credit in her profession — she went on to behave in an episode of the ’70s present “The New Avengers,” however that’s it. She did, nevertheless, have a prolific modeling profession that acquired began within the ’50s at age 16.

Tania was 77. RIP

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