Famous model Tania Mallet, who is also known for her role in the 1964 James Bond film "Goldfinger" has died at the age of 77, Fox News reported.
The official James Bond Twitter account confirmed her death Sunday saying, “We are very sorry to hear that Tania Mallet who played Tilly Masterson in GOLDFINGER has passed away. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.” No further details have been revealed about her death.
Mallet was born in Blackpool May 19, 1941. She is the cousin of Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren. She attended Lucy Clayton’s School Of Modeling and started a successful modeling at the age of 16.
It is known that Mallet originally participated in casting for the role of the Bond girl Tatiana Romanova in "From Russia with Love." Despite being of Russian descent, she didn’t land the role of Tatiana, but would later appear as Tilly Masterson opposite Sean Connery in the third James Bond film "Goldfinger."