Honor Blackman (Picture Credit: Getty Photographs)
London, April 6: Honor Blackman, one in all most memorable co-stars of the early James Bond movies, has died on the age of 94, her household mentioned on Monday.
The actress shot to fame in her late 30s after taking part in legendary Bond lady Pussy Galore within the 1964 film “Goldfinger”, starring alongside Sean Connery. It was solely the third instalment within the storied spy franchise, and acquired important acclaim and field workplace success.
“It is with nice disappointment that now we have to announce the loss of life of Honor Blackman aged 94,” the household mentioned in an announcement. “She died peacefully of pure causes at house in Lewes, Sussex, surrounded by her household. “In addition to being a a lot adored mom and grandmother, Honor was an actor of massively prolific artistic expertise.”
Her household added she possessed “a unprecedented mixture of magnificence, brains and bodily prowess, alongside together with her distinctive voice and a devoted work ethic”.
Blackman additionally grew to become well-known in Britain for enjoying the character Cathy Gale within the standard 1960s TV spy collection The Avengers. Her profitable profession additionally included theatre roles in productions corresponding to The Sound Of Music, My Truthful Woman and Cabaret. British comic and actor David Walliams was amongst these to pay tribute to the enduring star.
“Farewell Honor Blackman,” he mentioned on Twitter. “She’s going to stay endlessly as Pussy Galore in ‘Goldfinger’.” Blackman was 5 years older than Connery whom she starred reverse in “Goldfinger” and is regarded as the oldest actress ever to play a Bond lady. “Many of the Bond ladies have been bimbos,” the BBC reported her saying as soon as. “I’ve by no means been a bimbo.”