In pictures: First 'Bond girl' Eunice Gayson dies at 90
Gayson played Sylvia Trench in 'Dr No' and 'From Russia With Love'. She was there on screen when Sean Connery first uttered the now-famous words 'Bond.. James Bond'
Sylvia Trench the first 'Bond girl'
British actress Eunice Gayson, who played the first Bond girl, has died at the age of 90, the official 007 Twitter account confirmed on Saturday.
Eunice Gayson is famously known for her part in the classic scene in which the British spy delivers his iconic line "Bond, James Bond" for the first time.
Over a game of cards, Sylvia first introduces herself in the scene as Bond asks for her name, to which she replies saying 'Trench...Sylvia Trench'.
She then continues by saying that "I admire your luck, mr.."
"Bond, James Bond," Connery replies.
Helped calm Sean Cannery
In one of her interviews, she has revealed that Sean Connery was having a difficult time in dialogue delivery.
She helped Connery to calm down by taking him out for a drink and then she assisted him in delivering that iconic line in the introduction scene.
Only actress to appear in two James Bond films
Gayson was the only actress to appear in two James Bond movies.
She played the spy, James Bond's love interest Sylvia Trench opposite Sean Connery in the 1962 film "Dr No", the first of the franchise, and then again in "From Russia with Love".
An amazing lady who left a lasting impression!
Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli offered their condolences to her family in a statement posted on the 007 Twitter feed.
"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," they said.
Gayson also appeared opposite Peter Cushing in 1958 Hammer horror film "The Revenge of Frankenstein", and in episodes of 1960s television series "The Avengers" and "The Saint".