Tania Mallet (Tilly Masterson)
Name: Tania Mallet
Character: Tilly Masterson
Date of Birth: 19/05/41
Place of Birth: Blackpool, England
Tilly Masterson is Jill's sister who takes it upon herself to
seek revenge for the death of her sister. Following Goldfinger
to Switzerland, she attempts to assassinate the nefarious villain
with a single rifle shot. However, her accuracy, and her car,
let her down when she 'runs into' Bond in his Aston Martin DB5.
Most memorable quote:
Bond: Why were you shooting at me?
Tilly: I wasn't. I was shooting at Goldfinger.
Bond: Then you're an awful shot.
Born of a millionaire father and a Russian mother, Tania Mallet
received her schooling in both France and England. She joined
the Lucy Clayton school of modelling in London and soon became
one of Britain's most famous models, her photograph appearing
in Vogue and Harpers on several occasions.
Tania Mallet's acting career was as glorious as it was short-lived.
If an actress could choose only one film to star in, she could
do a lot worse than Mallet, whose fame as a model led to her only
big screen appearance as Tilly Masterson in 1964's Goldfinger,
possibly the best known Bond films of all time. The Lancashire
born lass chose not to use her new found stardom as a springboard
to greater heights, refusing further roles to concentrate on her
work as a model. After such a career high, who could blame her?
She currently lives in England with her second husband.