Sure, Lois Maxwell had a 60-year career and acted in dozens of movies. But the Canadian-born actress, who died Saturday at 80, will best be remembered for one role that, though she played it in 14 movies, amounted to only a few moments of screen time. Maxwell played Miss Moneypenny from the first James Bond movie, 1962’s Dr. No (pictured) through A View to a Kill 23 years later, flirting fruitlessly with three 007s (including Sean Connery, pictured with Maxwell). I paid homage to Maxwell’s Moneypenny recently in EW.com’s Secretary’s Day gallery, noting that she was Bond’s most steadfast romantic foil over the decades. Alas, nothing ever came of the saucy banter between the spy and the secretary, but we still have all those sparkling double entendres, delivered unflappably and preserved forever.
Posted October 1 2007 — 6:00 PM EDT
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