Honor Blackman was not the first actress to play a kick-ass chick on film or television, but she was the first to make beating up on men part of her screen persona, while remaining smart, sexy, and completely feminine. Previously she played Cathy Gale on The Avengers 1 Early life 2 Films 3 Theatre 4 Television 5 Singing 6 Personal life 7 External links Blackman was born in West Ham, London to a statistician father. Honor Blackman, the … The judo expert shockingly quit the popular British TV series after two seasons to star as Bond girl Pussy Galore in the third 007 film. Honor Blackman, the actress best known for her role as Pussy Galore in the James Bond film “Goldfinger,” has died. Tributes have flooded in for Honor Blackman, who has died aged 94. Blackman is survived by her two adopted children, Lottie and Barnaby, as well as her grandchildren, Daisy, Oscar, Olive and Toby. Indeed 007 producer “Cubby” Broccoli hired Blackman after watching her in The … LONDON: Honor Blackman, one of the most memorable co-stars of the early James Bond films, has died at the age of 94, her family said. Blackman was born in Plaistow, Essex. It was only the third installment in the storied spy franchise, and received … It is based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. Comparing this sultry-eyed blonde to Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich may seem a bit overzealous, but Honor Blackman's stylish allure cannot be denied. Honor Blackman, the British actress who played Pussy Galore in the James Bond film Goldfinger, has died at the age of 94. But just as The Avengers was growing in popularity, Blackman departed it for the third James Bond film, playing Pussy Galore in 1964's Goldfinger. She was 94. Honor Blackman (22 August 1925 5 April 2020) was an English actress who played Bond girl Pussy Galore in Goldfinger. 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She might not have feelings for Bond, but will 007 help her change her mind? Honor Blackman, the potent British actress who took James Bond's breath away as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger and who starred as the leather-clad, judo-flipping Cathy Gale in The Avengers, has died. Eventually, she relents. In it, she makes an impression from the start, memorably introducing herself to Sean Connery's just awoken James Bond. The film also stars Honor Blackman as Bond girl Pussy Galore and Gert Fröbe as the title character Auric Goldfinger, along with Shirley … Our thoughts are with her family at this time.” Honor Blackman, the actor best known for playing the Bond girl Pussy Galore, has died aged 94. She trained as an actress at the Guildhall School of … The honey-voiced Blackman first became a household name in the 1960s spy TV series The Avengers. There was the small problem of my character name - on the promotion tour in the USA a couple of interviewers would not say it - they took it so seriously.But to have worked with the sexiest man on two legs who is also fun to be with can't be bad and the judo scene was a piece of cake after the stone floors of the studio. Cathy Gale was a pro-active, leather-clad agent, not a million miles away from Galore. Sean Connery as James Bond and Honor Blackman as Pussy galore in Goldfinger. She and Macnee also recorded the hit song, Kinky Boots, together. Actress Honor Blackman, best known for her portrayal of Bond girl Pussy Galore in “Goldfinger” and her recurring role in the TV series “The Avengers,” died of natural causes on Sunday. At 94, she was the oldest living “Bond Girl” actress. Honor Blackman was born in East London on August 22, 1925. Playing Pussy Galore was one of the luckiest roles I have played. The actress was best known for playing Cathy Gale in cult Sixties series The Avengers and Pussy Galore in Bond movie Goldfinger (1964). She recalled her father giving her the choice, as a teenager, of taking biking or elocution lessons. The actress shot to fame in her late 30s after playing legendary Bond girl Pussy Galore in the 1964 movie "Goldfinger", starring alongside Sean Connery. Former Bond girl Honor Blackman has died. She is survived by their children, Lottie and Barnaby, and four grandchildren. Blackman considered Pussy Galore - a lesbian in Ian Fleming's book - a kind of early feminist, and a different breed than the average Bond woman. Blackman departed the show for Bond before The Avengers was exported to America, but her performance solving cases opposite Patrick Macnee caught the eye of Bond producer, Albert R. Broccoli. After they each flip one another into piles of hay, Bond holds her down to kiss her. The star was famous for playing Pussy Galore in 1964 James Bond classic Goldfinger. She was 94. To save the world once again, Bond will need to become friends with Goldfinger, dodge killer hats, and avoid Goldfinger's personal pilot, the sexy Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman). © Copyright 2021 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Playing Pussy Galore was one of the luckiest roles I have played. Honor Blackman and Sean Connery in Goldfinger. She is also known for her role as Laura West in the ITV sitcom The Upper Hand (1990–1996). The British actress died yesterday at the age of 94, but it was 56 years ago, at the age of 39, that she famously knocked Sean … Honor Blackman, Who Played Pussy Galore In The James Bond Movie "Goldfinger," Has Died Aged 94 Blackman was also known for her work in the 1960s TV series The Avengers. Ariane Lange BuzzFeed News Reporter Posted on April 6, 2020, at 1:29 p.m. Honor Blackman as "Bond Girl" Pussy Galore pictured in 1964. One of four children, Blackman was born in London's East End, to Edith Eliza (Stokes), a homemaker, and Frederick Thomas Blackman, a statistician employed with the civil service. In the film, Pussy Galore is the leader of a group of women aviators enlisted by the villain Auric Goldfinger. Honor Blackman, the potent British actress who took James Bond's breath away as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger and who starred as the leather-clad, judo-flipping Cathy Gale in The Avengers, has died. Blackman was 39 and five years older than Connery when she landed the role of Bond's love interest, and she long maintained the term of "Bond girl" didn't apply to her. Goldfinger is a 1964 British spy film and the third installment in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, starring Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. You will be redirected back to your article in. Acting in film, television and theatre for seven decades, Blackman amassed more than 100 screen credits, including the Titanic drama A Night to Remember; the fantasy Jason and the Argonauts (as the goddess Hera); Lola, with Charles Bronson; and a cameo in Bridget Jones's Diary. Honor Blackman, who shall forever be remembered as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger,” series producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said in a statement. Blackman’s worked in theater, television and film throughout her remaining career, portraying the goddess Hera in 1963’s “Jason and the Argonauts,” acting in the main cast of the 1990’s sitcom “The Upper Hand” and playing roles in theatrical revivals of “Cabaret,” “My Fairy Lady” and “The Sound of Music,” as well as her one-woman show “Word of Honor” in 2006. She was 94. “As well as being a much-adored mother and grandmother, Honor was an actor of hugely prolific creative talent; with an extraordinary combination of beauty, brains and physical prowess, along with her unique voice and a dedicated work ethic, she achieved an unparalleled iconic status in the world of film and entertainment and with absolute commitment to her craft and total professionalism in all her endeavours she contributed to some of the great films and theatre productions of our times,” her family said in a statement to The Guardian. She joined the show in the second season as Cathy Gale, the leather-wearing anthropologist with martial arts skills. Honor Blackman stars as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger in 1964 Although Bassey did have to remove her bra behind a studio partition between takes so she could keep hitting that final note of Goldfinger. Honor Blackman, star of Goldfinger and The Avengers, dies at 94. Honor Blackman, a formidable and smoldering British actress who vaulted to long-delayed stardom in the 1960s, first as a leather-clad, judo-chopping … Actor Honor Blackman, pictured in 2008, has died aged 94.Credit:Rosie Greenway/Getty Images. Her father, Frederick Blackman, was a civil servant clerk. She was 94. Blackman's family said in a statement Monday that she died peacefully of natural causes at her home in Lewes, in southeastern England. There was the small problem of my character name - on the promotion tour in the USA a couple of interviewers would not say it - they took it so seriously.But to have worked with the sexiest man on two legs who is also fun to be with can't be bad and the judo scene was a piece of cake after the stone floors of the studio. Visit http://www.mi6-hq.com for more James Bond 007 action. "Yet Pussy Galore was a career woman - a pilot who had her own air force, which was very impressive. "In so many of the films, the girls just looked at James and fell flat on their backs," Blackman told the magazine TV Times in 2014. Blackman’s family confirmed the news to The Guardian, commending her “beauty, brains and physical prowess.”. ET She was 94. "She was an extraordinary talent and a beloved member of the Bond family. English actress Honor Blackman, best known for her role as Bond girl Pussy Galore in 1964's "Goldfinger," has died of natural causes. Legendary Bond girl Honor Blackman has died aged 94 from natural causes. But Pussy Galore has regularly ranked as among the most popular "Bond women.". Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have released the following statement: “Today we mark the passing of a film icon, Honor Blackman who shall forever be remembered as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger. Photograph: Allstar/United Artists. Honor Blackman (22 August 1925 – 5 April 2020) was an English actress, widely known for the roles of Cathy Gale in The Avengers (1962–1964), Bond girl Pussy Galore in Goldfinger (1964), Julia Daggett in Shalako (1968) and Hera in Jason and the Argonauts (1963). Variety reports that English actor Honor Blackman, famous for her roles in the James Bond movie Goldfinger and in the action adventure series The Avengers, has died in Sussex, England. She made her film debut in the ’40s with small parts in … The actress - who famously played Pussy Galore in the 1964 film Goldfinger opposite Sir Sean Connery as 007 - … Another spin-off was Honor Blackman’s Book of Self-Defence (1965), aimed at women. Sean Connery and Honor Blackman film a scene from Goldfinger (Credit: PA Images via Getty Images) While Honor Blackman was so much more than a 'Bond girl', her appearance as jet pilot Pussy Galore in Goldfinger was little short of iconic. Honor Blackman in … Honor Blackman, Actress: Goldfinger. Honor Blackman was an English actress, best known for her role as Cathy Gale in The Avengers and Bond Girl Pussy Galore in Goldfinger. British star Honor Blackman has died aged 94. Blackman was born in Essex, and started out on the stage as a teenager. Blackman's family said in a statement Monday that she died peacefully of natural causes at her home in Lewes, in southeastern England. She was an extraordinary talent and a beloved member of the Bond family. Blackman was married twice, first to Bill Sankey, from 1948-1956, and then to actor Maurice Kaufman, with whom she adopted two children. She was never a bimbo. Sean Connery as James Bond and Honor Blackman as Pussy galore in Goldfinger. She uses judo (a skill carried over from The Avengers) to attack Bond and their foreplay is physical and combative. After working professionally for 15 years, her breakthrough role came in 1962 when she was cast as the judo-master anthropologist Dr. Cathy Gale on the television series “The Avengers.”, In 1964, Blackman’s popularity on the program and demonstrable martial arts skills led to her casting as Pussy Galore in the third James Bond film, “Goldfinger.”. Actor Honor Blackman, pictured in 2008, has died aged 94. Her death w… Our thoughts are with her family at this time," said Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. She studied acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama before securing small roles in television and film. Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. Executive summary: Pussy Galore in Goldfinger. Actress Honor Blackman, best known for her portrayal of Bond girl Pussy Galore in “Goldfinger” and her recurring role in the TV series “The Avengers,” died of natural causes on Sunday. "I must be dreaming," he responds, smiling to himself. 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