She starred as Sylvia Trench in both Dr No and From Russia With Love
Eunice Gayson - the actress described as the first 'Bond girl' - has died aged 90.
A spokesperson said the British actress passed away yesterday.
We are very sad to learn that our dear Eunice passed away on June 8th. An amazing lady who left a lasting impression on everyone she met. She will be very much missed. pic.twitter.com/c5kVHs256Y— Eunice Gayson (@EuniceGayson) June 9, 2018
Gayson played Sylvia Trench in both Dr No and From Russia With Love - the first two official Bond films.
While Ursula Andress became better known for her role in Dr No, Gayson was the first on-screen romantic interest for Sean Connery's 007 - and one of the few to appear in more than one film.
Gayson's role included prompting the first iconic "Bond, James Bond" introduction.
As well as the Bond films, Gayson starred in a number of other British films and TV series in the 1950s and 60s - including the 1958 horror film The Revenge of Frankenstein.
The current producers of the Bond series were among those who paid tribute to Gayson:
Comment from Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli: “We are so sad to learn that Eunice Gayson, our very first 'Bond girl' who played Sylvia Trench in DR. NO and FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE has passed away. Our sincere thoughts are with her family.” pic.twitter.com/W0UOcDEuZq— James Bond (@007) June 9, 2018