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Honor Blackman, James Bond's Pussy Galore, Dies at 94 | CBR

Honor Blackman, the star of The Avengers and the James Bond film Goldfinger, has died at the age of 94.

“It’s with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Honor Blackman aged 94,” Blackman’s family told The Guardian. “She died peacefully of natural causes at her home in Lewes, Sussex, surrounded by her family. She was much loved and will be greatly missed by her two children Barnaby and Lottie, and grandchildren Daisy, Oscar, Olive and Toby.”

“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 endeavors she contributed to some of the great films and theater productions of our times,” the statement continued.

Blackman’s first feature film was in a non-speaking role in 1947’s Fame Is the Spur. However, some of her most notable roles were playing Cathy Gale in The Avengers from 1962-1964, playing Pussy Galore in 1964’s Goldfinger and playing Hera in 1963’s Jason and the Argonauts.

Honor Blackman, known for playing Cathy Gale in The Avengers and Pussy Galore in Goldfinger, has died at the age of 94.

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