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

Seductive English playgirl, amateur golfer, and card player portrayed by Eunice Gayson in Dr. No and From Russia with Love. Technically the first Bond girl in the Eon Productions 007 series, she meets James Bond (Sean Connery) at the baccarat table at Les Ambassadeurs in London, prompting his famous line “I admire your courage, Miss . . . ?” Unfortunately, 007 is usually in too much of a hurry to have more than a quick tryst with Sylvia, who looks quite fetching in a man’s dress shirt and high heels.


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