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Honor Blackman Who Played Pussy Galore in James Bond Movie 'Goldfinger' Dies at 94

Olowokandi Fiyin
Apr 07, 2020
09:14 A.M.

Honor Blackman, who was best known for her character as the Bond girl, Pussy Galore, has died at age 94.

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Honor Blackman, who gained her fame in the ‘60s after she played the role of Cathy Gale in “The Avengers,” has died of causes that are unrelated to COVID-19.

Actress and singer Honor Blackman poses for a photograph whilst recording her single 'The Star Who Fell From Grace' at Angel Studios on May 15, 2008 | Photo: Getty Images

Actress and singer Honor Blackman poses for a photograph whilst recording her single 'The Star Who Fell From Grace' at Angel Studios on May 15, 2008 | Photo: Getty Images

In a statement received by The Guardian, the deceased’s family said that she died peacefully of natural causes while at her home in Lewes, Sussex.

Blackman's appearance in [“Goldfinger,”] which occurred when she was in her late 30s, earned her the title of one of the oldest “Bond girls” in the series.

Honor Blackman seen on January 8, 2014 | Photo: Getty Images

Honor Blackman seen on January 8, 2014 | Photo: Getty Images

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The statement noted that in addition to being a grandmother to Daisy, Oscar, Olive, and Toby, Honor was equipped with “an extraordinary combination of beauty, brains, and physical prowess.”

The third of four children, the late actress, was born on Aug. 22, 1925, to Frederick Blackman, who was a civil-service statistician, and Edith Eliza Stokes.

During her career as a well-recognized actress, Honor gave up her part on “The Avengers” to take on the character of Pussy Galore in “Goldfinger,” which is the third movie in the Bond series.

Honor Blackman attends the funeral of Christopher Cazenove held at St Paul's Church in Covent Garden on April 16, 2010 | Photo: Getty Images

Honor Blackman attends the funeral of Christopher Cazenove held at St Paul's Church in Covent Garden on April 16, 2010 | Photo: Getty Images

Blackman's appearance in the movie, which occurred when she was in her late 30s, earned her the title of one of the oldest “Bond girls” in the series – a term that she vehemently refused to be associated with.

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Soon after her death became public, USA Today reported that several public figures including Piers Morgan and Joe McGann took to social media to pay their tributes.

Besides her appearance in “Goldfinger,” “The Avengers,” and “The Upper Hand,” BBC News revealed that Honor also featured in “Shalako” and “The Virgin and the Gypsy” although neither movie gained any acclaim.

Regardless of that, Honor seemed to shine more when on stage in the theater, especially when it came to musicals.

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Actress and singer Honor Blackman poses for a photograph whilst recording her single 'The Star Who Fell From Grace' at Angel Studios on May 15, 2008 | Photo: Getty Images

Actress and singer Honor Blackman poses for a photograph whilst recording her single 'The Star Who Fell From Grace' at Angel Studios on May 15, 2008 | Photo: Getty Images

To that end, she performed in the 1981 stage revival of “The Sound of Music,” “A Little Night Music,” “On Your Toes,” and “Nunsense.”

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