A former Bond girl was murdered after grappling with an intruder whom she caught in her home in Dublin Monday.

Celine Cawley, 46, who appeared in “A View to Kill” with Roger Moore was found bludgeoned to death on the patio of her multi-million dollar home on December 15. She was rushed to the hospital where she died an hour later.

Her husband, Eamonn Lillis, who had just dropped their daughter off at school and taken their dog for a walk, returned home to find his wife lying unconscious on the property. He later chased away the man he said was in his early 20s to 30s and of slight but strong build, The Daily Mail said.

There was no sign of a forced entry, no murder weapon was found and there were no other witnesses, the Mail said.

Cawley played a party girl in the 1985 Bond film. She later became a successful advertising executive and film maker in the U.K.

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