1960s Bond girl Honor Blackman dead at 94
London: Honor Blackman, one of the most memorable co-stars of the early James Bond films, has died at the age of 94, her family said.
The actress shot to fame in her late 30s after playing legendary Bond girl in the 1964 movie “Goldfinger”, starring alongside Sean Connery.
It was only the third installment in the storied spy franchise, and received critical acclaim and box office success.
“It's with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Honor Blackman aged 94,” the family said in a statement Monday.
“She died peacefully of natural causes at home in Lewes, Sussex, surrounded by her family.
“As well as being a much adored mother and grandmother, Honor was an actor of hugely prolific creative talent.”
Her family added she possessed “an extraordinary combination of beauty, brains and physical prowess, along with her unique voice and a dedicated work ethic”. - AFP