Tania Mallet, Bond Girl In 'Goldfinger,' Dies

Tania Mallet, Bond Girl In ‘Goldfinger,’ Dies

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ENGLAND (CelebrityAccess) Tania Mallet, 77, the actress and model known for playing a role in the classic 1964 classic James Bond film “Goldfinger,” has died.

Mallet’s death was announced on the official 007 Twitter account.


“We are very sorry to hear that Tania Mallet who played Tilly Masterson in GOLDFINGER has passed away,” the tweet said. “Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.”

Mallet, who is a cousin of British actress Dame Helen Mirren, had her character in the movie killed off by villain Oddjob when he threw his still-rimmed hat at her. The character’s sister was murdered by Auric Goldfinger by painting her body in gold paint, and Tilly Masterson sought revenge.

Mallet was born in Blackpool and worked as a model where she was cast as Masterson by producer Albert “Cubby” Broccoli. She became one of the more famous faces of the era.

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