Bond girl and A Hard Day’s Night actress Margaret Nolan dies aged 76

Margaret Nolan

Bond girl Margaret Nolan has died aged 76.

The actress was the gold-painted model in the Goldfinger title sequence, the movie in which she also played Bond's masseuse Dink.

She also appeared in the Carry On productions and in the Beatles' film, A Hard Day's Night.

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Margaret Nolan, British actress and glamour model, wearing a tiger print halterneck top, with her arms crossed, circa 1965. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
English model and actress Margaret Nolan, UK, July 1971. (Photo by Burnett/Daily Express/Getty Images)
English actress Margaret Nolan on location in Brighton for the filming of 'Carry on at your Convenience', UK, 4th May 1971. (Photo by Stanley Sherman/Daily Express/Getty Images)
British actors Margaret Nolan as 'Popsy' and Bernard Bresslaw (1934 - 1993) as 'Bernie Hulke' on the set of film 'Carry On at Your Convenience', directed by Gerald Thomas, Brighton, UK, 4th May 1971. (Photo by Stanley Sherman/Daily Express/Getty Images)
English actor Bernard Bresslaw (1934 - 1993) enjoys himself on Brighton Pier with glamour model and actress Margaret Nolan, during the filming of 'Carry On at Your Convenience', Brighton, 1971 (Photo by Larry Ellis Collection/Getty Images)
18th January 1966: Comic actors Terry Scott (1927 - 1994), Hugh Lloyd and Margaret Nolan co-star in the British television series 'Hugh and I'. (Photo by Larry Ellis/Express/Getty Images)
Maurice Ronet et Margaret Nolan lors du tournage du film 'Trois chambres à Manhattan' réalisé par Marcel carné à New York le 10 avril 1965, Etats-Unis. (Photo by REPORTERS ASSOCIES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Margaret Nolan, 22, who plays the part of the art mistress in The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery. She originally wanted to become a teacher, but changed direction after meeting an actor.
Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd get on friendly terms with Dolly, played by Margaret Nolan in the latest BBC TV series of Hugh and I.

Her son Oscar Deeks, a cinematographer, confirmed Nolan's death to Variety.

Film director Edgar Wright paid tribute, saying she was the epitome of "everything cool in the Sixties".

He wrote on Twitter: "It is my sad duty to report that actress and artist, the magnificent Margaret Nolan has passed away.

"She was the middle of Venn diagram of everything cool in the 60's, having appeared with the Beatles, been beyond iconic in Bond and been part of the Carry On cast too."

He added: "She became deeply involved in political theatre and more recently created visual art, deconstructed her own glamour modelling in a series of photomontages."

Nolan also appeared in Spike Milligan's Q series as well as Steptoe & Son.

And Wright tweeted: "She's also the lone, bright and funny spot in the very strange rock comedy Toomorrow.

"I told her earlier in the year that I had tracked down a copy and she was very bemused that I had bothered to watch it."

Wright worked with the actress last year, when she had a small role in his film Last Night In Soho.

"She was so funny, sharp and, as you might imagine, full of the most amazing stories. I'm so glad I got to know her. My heart goes out to her family and all that loved her. She will be much missed," he said.

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