Honor Blackman, who starred as iconic Bond girl Pussy Galore in Goldfinger, dies aged 94

Actress Honor Blackman, who played iconic Bond girl Pussy Galore, has died aged 94. The star of film, TV and theatre appeared with Sean Connery in the 1964 classic Goldfinger.

At 38 — five years older than 007 Sean at the time — she was one of the oldest to play a Bond girl. But she became one of the film series’ all-time favourites.

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Honor died peacefully at home in Lewes, East Sussex, from natural causes, surrounded by her family.

She emerged as high-kicking, often black-clad, action girl Cathy Gale in 1960s TV series The Avengers.

She appeared opposite Patrick Macnee, with whom she recorded the novelty song Kinky Boots in 1964 — a reference to the footwear she wore on the show.

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In a statement yesterday her family said: “She was much loved and will be greatly missed by her two children Barnaby and Lottie, and grandchildren Daisy, Oscar, Olive and Toby.

“As well as being a much-adored mother and grandmother, Honor was an actor of hugely prolific creative talent; with an extraordinary combination of beauty, brains and physical prowess.

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“Along with her unique voice and a dedicated work ethic, she achieved an unparalleled iconic status in the world of film and entertainment.

“And with absolute commitment to her craft and total professionalism in all her endeavours she contributed to some of the great films and ­theatre productions of our times.”

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