Tania Mallet, born on 19 May 1941 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, died on March 30, 2019, is an English model who is best known for her appearance as Tilly Masterson in the James Bond film Goldfinger (1964). Helen wrote in her 2007 autobiography that her cousin "survived this extraordinary upbringing and came out miraculously a loyal and generous person." an English model who is best known for her appearance as Tilly Masterson in the James Bond movie Goldfinger (1964). Her vehicle was a pre-production Mustang, acquired from Ford for, If you're only going to make one movie in life, then why not, View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro, (1976 - [7] It was Mallet's second marriage. George turned out to be a non-violent con man who was sent to prison for three years for committing fraud. Almost half of the Married At First Sight cast have been spotted smoking on and off set. Her half-brothers Paul and Peter both spell their names as 'Mallett'. Her mother's name was Olga Mironoff and her father's name was Henry Mallet who together lived in Blackpool. A cousin of British actress Dame Helen Mirren, Mallet played Tilly … Tania Mallet Death Fact Check. [2], Mallet's cousin Helen Mirren described Mallet in her autobiography as "impossibly beautiful and kind" and "a loyal and generous person" who used her earnings from modelling to pay for her brother's education and financially support her mother. [6][8]:49, Mallet died at age 77 on 30 March 2019. She enjoyed a warm relationship with Mirren since childhood, as evidenced by the photos of the two smiling cousins in the latter's autobiography. Her parents divorced and Olga remarried, to George Dawson, with whom she had three sons. She had no desire to pursue a career as an actress and went back to modeling. [4] Cast as the revenge seeking sister of the murdered Jill Masterson (Shirley Eaton), her own character was killed by the steel-rimmed hat of Goldfinger's henchman Oddjob. Mallet continued to attend James Bond events and autographed her photographs at these events. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.pic.twitter.com/gMkqqheGJ7", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tania_Mallet&oldid=995196644, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 19 December 2020, at 19:25. - … She was 77. Tania Mallet (19 May 1941 – 30 March 2019) was an English model and actress, best known for playing Tilly Masterson in the James Bond film Goldfinger (1964). Tania Mallet, who is known for her modeling career and her role in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger has died at the age of 77. They grew up together. She did her schooling from a local school in Blackpool later she enrolled in Lucy Clayton's School Of Modeling. [3][4] Her maternal grandfather, Pyotr Mironov, was an aristocratic colonel in the Imperial Russian army, who was serving as a diplomat in London as the Russian Revolution was unfolding and decided to stay in the UK. Helen Mirren Pays Tribute to Her Late Cousin Tania Mallet After James Bond Actress Dies at 77 this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Tania was born to English father Henry Mallet, and Russian mother Olga Mironoff. She was cousin of British actress Helen Mirren. Tania Mallet Death. The official James … Tania Mallet is best known as a Actor. Mallet attended the Lucy Clayton's School Of Modelling, and started working as a model at just 16 years old in 1957, becoming one of the most recognisable and famous models of the late 1950s and early … [4][9][10], "Tania Mallet: The Blackpool Bond girl who shunned Hollywood", "Obituary: Tania Mallet, actress and model who was a Bond girl in Goldfinger", "Tania Mallet, Tilly Masterson in James Bond film Goldfinger, dies aged 77", "Tania Mallet, model and actress best known as Tilly Masterson in 'Goldfinger' – obituary", "Tania Mallet Dies: Model And 'Goldfinger' Actress Was 77", "We are very sorry to hear that Tania Mallet who played Tilly Masterson in GOLDFINGER has passed away. Connery as Bond (with co-star Tania Mallet) while filming Goldfinger in 1964; Sean Connery died on 31st October 2020 at the age of 90 at his residence in Nassau, Bahamas. Tags: birth day 19 birth month may birth year 1941 british model Her peachy posterior was impossible to miss in the seriously sexy style, which showcased her phenomenal figure. Ramstep, Other Works Filming was fun, but in her personal life her long-time boyfriend had died at the same time. Tania Mallet is 79 years and 8 month(s) old. Mallet continued to attend James Bond events and autographed her photographs at these events.She died on March 30, 2019 at the age of 77 from undisclosed causes. It was a marriage that lasted 40 years, when her husband died in 2016, leaving her a widow. She became a stepmother to his children, including publicist Louisa Radcliffe. [6] Her only other acting role was in 1976, an uncredited appearance as Sara in the New Avengers episode "The Midas Touch". She was 77 years old. She was supporting her mother and putting her half-brothers thru school with her income as a model.Tania had mixed feelings about her time on "Goldfinger". 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