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Former Bond girl Margaret Nolan has died at the age of 76.
British actress and artist’s son Oscar Deeks tells Variety that she passed away on October 5 (20), and filmmaker Edgar Wright, who played Nolan in his upcoming film Last Night in Soho, has announced the news to fans via Twitter on Sunday.
Paying homage to Nolan, Wright wrote, “She was in the middle of Venn’s diagram of all that was cool in the ’60s; having appeared with The Beatles, was beyond iconic in Bond and was also part of the cast of ‘Carry On’.
Nolan began her career in the 1960s as a glamorous model, using the stage nickname Vicky Kennedy, but she stuck to her real name as she continued to act.
In 1964, she rose to prominence as a gold-painted model in the famous 007 film title sequence Goldfinger, in which she also played James Bond’s masseuse Dink, portrayed by Sean Connery, and is appeared in the Beatles movie A Hard Day’s Night.
She went on to star in Ferry Cross the Mersey, the musical starring rock band Gerry and the Pacemakers, and joined the Carry On comedy franchise with her first of many roles in Carry On Cowboy.
Nolan’s other acting credits included shows like Spike Milligan’s Steptoe and Son and Q…, and films such as The Great St Trinian’s Train Robbery, No Sex Please, We Are British, and Yvonne Deutschman’s 2011 film. , The Power of Three, which marked her return to the screen after a hiatus of nearly three decades.
Wright’s Last Night in Soho, one of Nolan’s latest projects, is slated for release in April.