Honor Blackman, the powerful British actress who took James Bond’s breath away as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger and who starred as the leather-clad, judo-flipping Cathy Gale in The Avengers, has died. She was 94.
Blackman’s family said in a statement on Monday that she died peacefully of natural causes at her home in Lewes, in southeastern England.
The honey-voiced Honor Blackman first became a household name with the 1960s spy TV series The Avengers. She joined the show in the second season as Cathy Gale, the leather-wearing anthropologist with martial arts skills.