MALLET, TANIA

Entry Source: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin


(May 19, 1941–March 30, 2019): Striking, highly paid British fashion model who reluctantly took the part of Tilly Masterson in Goldfinger as an experiment—securing her place in the pantheon of great Bond women—then returned to modeling.

A native of Blackpool, Lancashire, England, Mallet played only one other screen role: the part of Sara on the television series The New Avengers (1 episode, 1976), starring Bond players Patrick Macnee (A View to a Kill) and Joanna Lumley (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service).