Molly Peters, Former Bond Girl, Dies at 75

Actress starred in 1965’s “Thunderball” with Sean Connery

Molly Peters Thunderball
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Former Bond Girl Molly Peters has died at the age of 75, according to the official James Bond Twitter account.

“We are sad to hear that Molly Peters has passed away at the age of 75. Our thoughts are with her family,” the Twitter account posted. Peters’ cause of death is still unknown.

Peters starred in the 1965 Bond film “Thunderball” opposite Sean Connery. According to The Daily Express, Peters was the first Bond Girl to take her clothes off on-screen, which almost prompted the film to almost receive an “X” rating. The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) confirmed to TheWrap that it ordered the removal of a scene in “which James Bond is seen stroking with a mink glove the back of a partially nude girl on a bed.” The film was then classified A, signaling a film more suitable for adults.

The English actress first starred in 1964’s “Peter Studies Form” before being cast in “Thunderball.” Her credits also include 1966’s “Target for Killing” and 1968’s “Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River.” Peters also starred in the TV Movie “Das Experiment,” and the TV series “Armchair Theatre” and “Baker’s Half-Dozen.”

Peters lived in Ipswich, Suffolk with her husband, with whom she had a child who had since passed away.

Fellow “James Bond” actor Roger Moore died last week at the age of 89 following a brief battle with cancer. Moore replaced Connery and starred in seven 007 movies.