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'Miss Moneypenny' Actress Lois Maxwell Dies at 80

Lois Maxwell, who played Miss Moneypenny in 14 James Bond films, has died.

The Canadian actress, who was living in Australia, passed away at the age of 80.

She starred alongside Sean Connery in the first Bond film, "Dr No," in 1962.

Maxwell continued in the role until 1985, when she played M's secretary for the last time in "A View To A Kill" with Roger Moore.

Moore paid tribute to the star, calling her his 'lucky token."

He told Sky News she would be remembered with "great affection", adding: "She will certainly be missed by me, and I'm sure by millions of fans around the world."

She was succeeded by Caroline Bliss and later Samantha Bond.

But many fans credit Maxwell as being the definitive Miss Moneypenny.

Maxwell's final movie role was in the 2001 thriller "The Fourth Angel."

A spokesperson for Fremantle Hospital in Western Australia said she died there on Saturday evening.

In the late 1940s, she tried to make a name for herself as a starlet in Hollywood.

Maxwell won the Golden Globe Award as Best Newcomer for her role in the 1947 Shirley Temple comedy "That Hagen Girl."

She also posed for a photoshoot with another up-and-coming actress named Marilyn Monroe.

Maxwell appeared in "Bedtime For Bonzo" with Ronald Reagan, who she said was "very handsome and attractive."

She also featured in many other TV series, and made guest appearances in episodes of "The Saint" and "The Persuaders!," both of which starred Moore.