Honor Blackman — Photos By: Christina Casiano April 6, 2020 1:53PM EDT 1 of 5 Honor Blackman — Pics Shutterstock The 007 franchise has its fair share of famous names and faces. Dr. No. Francisco Scaramanga, The Man With The Golden Gun. Oddjob. Perhaps the most famous character to ever take on James Bond – at least, the most famous of the ‘Bond Girls’ – is none other than Pussy Galore, portrayed by the late Honor Blackman. Yet, before she attempted to help Auric Goldfinger rob Fort Knox in 1964’s ‘Goldfinger,’ Honor was on her way to pop culture stardom. Alongside Patrick Macnee’s John Steed, Honor played Cathy Gale, the leather-clad, martial arts expert on the British television series, ‘The Avengers.’ She left the series for ‘Goldfinger,’ and her star would continue to shine afterwards. Honor would appear on such British television staples as ‘Doctor Who’ (playing Professor Lasky) and ‘Coronation Street.’ She was also politically active, campaigning for further direct democracy in Britain. Twice married and twice divorced, Honor passed away on April 5. She was surrounded by her family. April 6, 2020, 12:55PM 2 of 5 Honor Blackman & Herself Guy Bell/Shutterstock Honor Blackman poses in front a photo of her as Pussy Galore from ‘Goldfinger.’ The photo was on display during a 2015 exhibition for the ‘Bond And Beyond’ book launch. April 6, 2020, 12:55PM 3 of 5 Honor Blackman In The 1960s Moviestore/Shutterstock Editorial use only. No book cover usage. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Moviestore/Shutterstock (1594578a) Goldfinger (James Bond), Honor Blackman Film and Television April 6, 2020, 12:55PM 4 of 5 Bond, Meet Gun Danjaq/Eon/Ua/Kobal/Shutterstock Yes, she DID have a gun in her pocket and she WAS glad to see him. Honor Blackman stands opposite Sean Connery in ‘Goldfinger.’ April 6, 2020, 12:55PM 5 of 5 Beautiful & Deadly Danjaq/Eon/Ua/Kobal/Shutterstock Honor Blackman got her acting start in the late 1940s, and would continue to work until around 2015. She passed away ‘peacefully’ in 2020, surrounded by her family. April 6, 2020, 12:55PM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.