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John Byrne
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Posted: 01 April 2019 at 1:55pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Tania Mallet has died at age 77.

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Petter Myhr Ness
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I don't know what she did after GOLDFINGER, but her turn there was memorable. 
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GOLDFINGER and, 12 years later, a single episode of THE NEW AVENGERS. That seems to sum up her acting career.
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Helen Mirren's cousin:

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Sad stuff. Lost another Bond girl this week - Nadja Regin who was in two Connery greats.

Interestingly I just read Goldfinger and Tilly's character was quite different in the novel to the film. Same out for revenge for Goldfinger killing her sister, but a bitter lesbian (Fleming had problems with homosexuality) who hangs around a good 2/3 of the book doing very little but being, well, bitter before Oddjob indeed dispatches her. Cringe-worthy was her yelling for "Pussy" to save her and finally Bond bedding "Pussy" to "knock" the lesbian out of her. All very weird. 

I prefer the film's version where Tilly looks great behind the wheel of the classic Mustang, though done in all too quickly. Also amazing is how women meet Bond and suddenly die. Like Saving Private Ryan, the Masterson family loses two daughters merely because Bond happened along. As Connery says in the film - "Shocking, positively shocking." Which brings it back to Nadja Regin, who played the girl baiting Bond in that bathroom attack.


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Interestingly I just read Goldfinger and Tilly's character was quite different in the novel to the film. Same out for revenge for Goldfinger killing her sister, but a bitter lesbian (Fleming had problems with homosexuality) who hangs around a good 2/3 of the book doing very little but being, well, bitter before Oddjob indeed dispatches her. Cringe-worthy was her yelling for "Pussy" to save her and finally Bond bedding "Pussy" to "knock" the lesbian out of her. All very weird.

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Since Tilly does not appear in the book until the halfway mark, and is dead before its final chapters unfold, I'm not sure how she could spend 2/3rds of it behaving as you describe.

Pussy comes to Bond's bed voluntarily, btw.

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