Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

(November 8, 1945–April 11, 2011): Lovely British actress who portrayed plucky Ruby Bartlett, one of the allergy patients Bond (George Lazenby) encounters in Blofeld’s clinic in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Ruby becomes 007’s first conquest when she writes her room number in lipstick on his inner thigh. Scoular also portrayed Agent Buttercup, who takes a bath with Sir James Bond (David Niven) in the 1967 spoof version of Casino Royale.

A native of London, Scoular made her feature film debut as a society girl in Charlie Chaplin’s A Countess from Hong Kong (1967), then went on to appear in The Adventurers (1970), Doctor in Trouble (1970), Adventures of a Taxi Driver (1976), and Adventures of a Private Eye (1977), as well as a number of top British television series.

Sadly, despondent over financial troubles and suffering from alcoholism, Scoular died by suicide in 2011. She was the wife of actor Leslie Phillips, who voiced the Sorting Hat in three Harry Potter films.


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