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Eunice Gayson (1928–2018)


Eunice Gayson was an English actress best known for playing Sylvia Trench, James Bond's girlfriend in the first two Bond films (Dr. No and From Russia with Love). Originally, Gayson was to be cast as Miss Moneypenny, but that part went to Lois Maxwell instead. Gayson was originally to have been a regular in the Bond film series, but her character ... See full bio »

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(age 90)

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Known For

Dr. No
Dr. No Sylvia Trench
(1962)
From Russia with Love
From Russia with Love Sylvia Trench
(1963)
Melody in the Dark
Melody in the Dark Pat Evans
(1949)

Filmography

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 1972 The Adventurer (TV Series)
Countess Marie
- Thrust and Counter Thrust (1972) ... Countess Marie
 1970 Turkey Time (TV Movie)
Louise Stoatt
 1970 Albert and Victoria (TV Series)
Madame Aix
- Lovers' Quarrel (1970) ... Madame Aix
- The Gothic Church (1970) ... Madame Aix
 1968 The World of Beachcomber (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1968)
 1967 The Reluctant Romeo (TV Series)
Gina Darletti
- What's in a Name (1967) ... Gina Darletti
 1967 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #6.3 (1967)
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1967)
- Episode #1.2 (1967)
 1966 The Avengers (TV Series)
Lucille Banks
- Quick-Quick Slow Death (1966) ... Lucille Banks
 1963-1965 The Saint (TV Series)
Christine Graner / Nora Prescott
- The Saint Bids Diamonds (1965) ... Christine Graner
- The Invisible Millionaire (1963) ... Nora Prescott
 1964 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Louise Bancroft
- A Man to Be Trusted (1964) ... Louise Bancroft
 1963 From Russia with Love
Sylvia Trench
 1962 Dr. No
Sylvia Trench
 1961 Stryker of the Yard (TV Series)
 1959 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Liz Pleydell
- Let Them Eat Cake (1959) ... Liz Pleydell
 1958 Adventures of the Sea Hawk (TV Series)
Carmelita
- Episode #1.25 (1958) ... Carmelita
 1958 The Revenge of Frankenstein
Margaret
 1958 Duty Bound (TV Series)
Arlene van Hoyk
- Cows Don't Fly (1958) ... Arlene van Hoyk
 1958 Educated Evans (TV Series)
Lady Fanny Kozatski
- Musical Tip (1958) ... Lady Fanny Kozatski
 1958 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series)
Yasmin Rashied
- The Hand of Hera Dass (1958) ... Yasmin Rashied
 1958 White Hunter (TV Series)
Thelma Thomas
- This Hungry Hell (1958) ... Thelma Thomas
 1952-1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Madame Caprice / Chris Cummings / Louka
- What the Doctor Ordered (1957) ... Madame Caprice
- The Whiteoak Chronicles #2: Whiteoak Heritage (1955) ... Chris Cummings
- Arms and the Man (1952) ... Louka
 1957 Light Fingers
Rose Levenham
 1957 The Ship Was Loaded
Jane Godfrey
 1956 Zarak
Cathy Ingram
 1956 The Last Man to Hang?
Elizabeth Anders
 1955 Count of Twelve
Valerie Dyson (episode "Blind Man's Bluff")
 1954-1955 The Vise (TV Series)
Angelia Clifton / Valerie Dyson / Julia
- The Bargain (1955) ... Angelia Clifton
- Blind Man's Bluff (1955) ... Valerie Dyson
- Death Pays No Dividends (1954) ... Julia
 1954-1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Nora Kenealy / Angela / Dolly / ...
- The Thoroughbred (1955) ... Nora Kenealy
- The Mix-Up (1954) ... Angela
- One Way Ticket (1954) ... Dolly
- The Apples (1954) ... Micky
- Johnny Blue (1954) ... Milly
 1955 Out of the Clouds
Penny Henson
 1954 One Just Man
 1954 Dance Little Lady
Adele
 1953 Both Sides of the Law
Janet (uncredited)
 1952 Miss Robin Hood
Pam
 1952 Down Among the Z Men
Officer's Wife (uncredited)
 1952 Goonreel (TV Movie)
Various
 1952 Nine Till Six (TV Movie)
Beatrice
 1951 La belle Hélène (TV Movie)
Leoena
 1951 To Have and to Hold
Peggy
 1950 Dance Hall
Mona
 1950 Mother of Men (TV Movie)
Jennie
 1950 Treasures in Heaven (TV Movie)
Carol Benson
 1950 Here Come the Boys (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #2.1 (1950)
 1949 Dick Whittington (TV Movie)
Alice
 1949 The Director (TV Movie)
Katie
 1949 Pink String and Sealing Wax (TV Movie)
Emily Strachan
 1949 Melody in the Dark
Pat Evans
 1949 The Huggetts Abroad
Peggy (uncredited)
 1948 Lady Luck (TV Movie)
Faith
 1948 It Happened in Soho
Julie
 1948 Halesapoppin! (TV Movie)
 1948 My Brother Jonathan
Young Girl
 1948 Between Ourselves (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's musical, "The Sound of Music", at the Palace Theatre in London, England with Jean Bayliss, Roger Dann, Constance Shacklock, Harold Kasket and Olive Gilbert in the cast. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Initially cast as "Miss Moneypenny" (the role ended up going to Lois Maxwell) at the beginning of the James Bond film series, she instead was given the part of seductive "Sylvia Trench" which was to be a recurring role as well. She has the distinction of appearing in the opening casino scene with Sean Connery in Dr. No (1962), in which she says, "I admire your luck, Mr..." and Connery says, "Bond... See more »

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