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Eunice Gayson and Sean Connery in Dr No

Eunice Gayson and Sean Connery in Dr No Credit Sunset Boulevard Corbis via Getty Images

"Our honest thoughts are with her family", the statement read.

Eunice Gayson, the first woman to play what would become known as a "Bond girl", has died.

Eunice Gayson, the first ever James Bond girl, died on Friday, June 8. She was described as "An awesome lady who left a lasting impression on everyone she met".

We send our thoughts and condolences to Eunice's loved ones during this hard time.

However, the catchphrase was a tricky one to get right, with Eunice telling the BBC in 2012: '[Sean] had to say Bond, James Bond, but he came out with other permutations like Sean Bond, James Connery.

The original Bond Girl who worked with Sean Connery in the James Bond flick "Dr. Sylvia Trench. I admire your luck Mr...?"

Gayson as Trench replies, "Trench, Sylvia Trench".

"Bond, James Bond", the global man of mystery declares. "'Cut! Cut! Cut!'" Director Terence Young suggested Gayson take Connery for a drink, and when they returned the Bond actor said it smoothly.

Kate later appeared in Bond Film Golden Eye.

Eunice Gayson in James Bond.

She played Bond's love interest Sylvia Trench having originally being cast as Miss Moneypenny.

Another fan added: "Sad to read of the death of #EuniceGayson - the first Bond girl in "Dr No" (and "From Russia With Love")".

Gayson hails from Surrey and also appeared in including in Hammer Horror's 1958 movie The Revenge of Frankenstein as well as several classic TV series such as The Saint and The Avengers.

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