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Overview (4)

Born in Purley, Surrey, England, UK
Died
Birth NameEunice Elizabeth Sargaison
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 was dropped. Gayson's voice in Dr. No and From Russia with Love was overdubbed by voice actress Nikki van der Zyl, as were the voices of nearly all the actresses appearing in the first two Bond films, though Gayson's real voice can still be heard in original trailers for Dr. No.

As the first female to be seen in Dr. No together with James Bond (Sean Connery), she is officially the very first actress to play a Bond girl.

Decades later, Gayson's daughter appeared in a casino scene in the 1995 Bond film GoldenEye.

She also starred in the Hammer horror film The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958).

Gayson died on 8 June 2018, aged 90.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Pedro Borges

Spouse (2)

Brian Jackson (21 June 1968 - ?) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Leigh Vance (1 July 1953 - 31 July 1959) ( divorced)

Trivia (6)

Appeared on stage in the musical production of "Into the Woods" in 1990.
Her daughter Kate Gayson later appeared as an extra in the '007' film GoldenEye (1995).
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. James Bond". Her part was cut after the second movie, From Russia with Love (1963).
Originally trained as an opera singer, before entering films.
She was dubbed by Nikki Van der Zyl in Dr. No (1962).
Appeared on stage in London for many years playing The Baroness in "The Sound of Music" at the Palace Theatre.

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