Eunice Gayson Dead - Bond Girl in 'Dr. No' Dies at 90

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The original "Bond girl" Eunice Gayson has died at age 90.

The character is known for eliciting one of Bond's most famous catchphrases.

He said: "I admire your courage, Miss, er.?" No and From Russia With Love with Sean Connery.

The English actress - who was the first Bond Girl, portraying Sylvia Trench in "Dr".

According to her Twitter page, Gayson died Friday. Despite this, she will be forever associated with her unique place in cinema history as the first Bond girl.

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The sad news of her death was confirmed on Eunice's Twitter feed.

"Trench, Sylvia Trench. I admire your luck, Mr.?"

In the 1962 Dr No, Gayson's character Sylvia Trench is seen playing poker at the Le Cercle club. "'Cut! Cut! Cut!'" Director Terence Young suggested Gayson take Connery for a drink, and when they returned the Bond actor said it smoothly.

Gayson reprised her role as Trench in From Russia with Love, released just one year later on October 10, 1963.

Trench is the only Bond girl to feature in two films.

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No matter, for by then Gayson's claim to cinematic immortality was unimpeachable, even though her voice was not heard in either film: she was dubbed by the actor Nikki van der Zyl.

In a 2012 interview with the Daily Record, Gayson explained that she helped Connery overcome nerves on the very first day of production when he kept bumbling his now-iconic opening line. That part went to Lois Maxwell instead.

Gayson was born in Surrey, U.K.in 1928, and had a number of roles before making it big in "Dr".

Following her Bond franchise stint, Gayson appeared in the classic TV series The Saint and The Avengers.

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