First-Ever Original (James) ‘Bond Girl’ Dead At 90

Eunice Gayson, the actress who played the first-ever Bond girl, has died at the age of 90.

Gayson’s portrayal of Sylvia Trench in the first 007 films, 1962’s Dr. No and 1963’s From Russia With Love, has been credited with solidifying the “Bond girl” role as an iconic part of the film franchise.

Gayson played Sylvia Trench in the 1962 “James Bond” franchise starter “Dr. No,” starring Sean Connery as Bond. She first asked Bond for his name at a card table, resulting in the iconic, “Bond. James Bond.” She reprised her role as Trench in “From Russia With Love.”

James Bond movie producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli also remembered Grayson on Saturday in a tweet posted to the James Bond official Twitter account.

“We are so sad to learn that Eunice Gayson, our very first ‘Bond girl’ who played Sylvia Trench in ‘Dr. No’ and ‘From Russia With Love’ has passed away. Our sincere thoughts are with her family.”

 Gayson’s passing was first announced on her official Twitter account Friday before tributes came pouring out from those who worked with her.

Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli issued a statement offering condolences to Gayson’s family. “We are so sad to learn that Eunice Gayson, our very first ‘Bond girl’ who played Sylvia Trench in DR. NO and FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE has passed away,” the statement said.

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