Born in Blackpool to father Henry and Russian mother Olga Mironoff, according to a biography on IMDb, Mallet was working as a model when she was cast as Masterson by producer Albert “Cubby” Broccoli. She went on to become one of the most famous faces of the 1950s and 60s.
However, instead of pursuing a career in acting after her blockbuster film, she returned to modeling.
In “Goldfinger” she played a character intent on killing Auric Goldfinger after he murdered her sister by painting her body in gold paint.
Tilly was killed off during the movie when villain Oddjob threw his steel-rimmed hat at her.
Fan site Bondstars.com posted a tribute on Twitter, writing: “Unfortunately we must share the very sad news that our dear friend Tania Mallet has sadly passed away.
“She was a very classy and beautiful lady inside and out.”
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