NewsIndustry News Honor Blackman, Star of ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Goldfinger,’ Dies at 94 By Ron Robinson - April 6, 2020 4 186 FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsApp 4/6/2020 by Mike Barnes for The Hollywood Reporter Courtesy of Photofest Honor Blackman went for a roll in the hay as Pussy Galore in the 1964 James Bond film ‘Goldfinger.’ . The judo expert shockingly quit the popular British TV series after two seasons to star as Bond girl Pussy Galore in the third 007 film. Honor Blackman, the beguiling British actress who portrayed the leather-clad Cathy Gale on TV’s The Avengers and then Pussy Galore in Goldfinger, has died. She was 94. Blackman, who first won recognition for her performance as Elizabeth Taylor’s friend in the MGM spy tale Conspirator (1949), died at her home in Lewes, Sussex, of natural causes unrelated to the coronavirus, her family told The Guardian. “As well as being a much-adored mother and grandmother,” her family said, “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 London native with the icy blue eyes also played a woman who believes that she has nothing to live for in A Night to Remember (1958), one of the retellings of the Titanic disaster. And five years later, she starred as the goddess Hera in Jason and the Argonauts (1963). Considered a real-life goddess to her adoring fans, Blackman joined the British series The Avengers for its second season in 1962 as Mrs. Gale, a widowed anthropologist and black belt in judo who quite ably assists the bowler-wearing, umbrella-toting John Steed (Patrick Macnee) in solving crimes. (Gale started out as a revamped version of another character, Doctor Keel, played by Ian Hendry, who had left the series). READ MORE HERE.