It belongs to the very closed club of the legendary James Bond girls-era Sean Connery. The actress Tania Mallet, alias Tilly Masterson in Goldfinger , died 30 march 2019 at the age of 77 years. In this film, the third of the saga official 007, directed by Guy Hamilton, she sought to avenge her sister, Jill, asphyxiated in cruel ways by a gold leaf covering his body. Murder committed by one of the most vile opponents of the best agent of her gracious Majesty, Auric Goldfinger.

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The official twitter of the James Bond series has announced this sad news, on Sunday, with great simplicity: “We are sorry to learn that Tania Mallet, who played Tilly Masterson in Goldfinger , has died. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends in this difficult period”. These words of condolence are illustrated by a photo of the actress, taken from the third movie of the saga James Bond .

Cousin of actress oscar winner Helen Mirren

The lovely Tania Mallet does not fit him for the profession of an actress. After having attended the prestigious school of model Lucy Clayton in London, she embarked on a career as a top model at the age of 16 years. In 1962, it passed a first hearing to try and compete for the role of Tatiana Romanova in from Russia with love. In vain. The role will go to Daniela Bianchi.

It will have to wait for the new episode of the saga, a year later, to win the great and only role of his film career, Tilly Masterson, sister vengeful in Goldfinger . For the little story Tania Mallet was the cousin of Helen Mirren, the Oscar for best actress in 2007 for her role in The Queen .

In 1976, it will appear in The New Avengers . This will be his swan song on the screen. Today, with her passing, the fans of the adventures of 007 are losing one of the most beautiful and most striking heroines bondiennes of the story.

Goldfinger by Guy Hamilton in 1964, based on the novel by Ian Fleming, with Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Fröbe, Tania Mallet, Shirley Eaton, Harold Sakata…