Sylvia Trench - "DR. NO"
Full name: Sylvia Trench
Allegiance: 007's love interest
Actor: Eunice Gayson
At a classy casino in London, James Bond plays Baccarat with a crowd of people. Sylvia sits across the table. It should be noted that Trench can be credited with giving the cinematic Bond his most iconic catchphrase; at the Chemin table, when Bond asks her name, she replies: "Trench, Sylvia Trench" and when she asks Bond his he replies in the now-familiar style, mimicking (perhaps playfully mocking) Trench's own cadence.
When he receives a message from M and excuses himself, she follows him. He gives her his card and invites her to lunch the next day. After meeting with M, Bond returns to his apartment. There, he finds Sylvia putting golf balls into a hat wearing only a button-up shirt of his. Although he must run to the airport, he spends a quick amount of time with her.
Originally, Trench was to be a recurring woman character in the films, with the running gag of Bond being called away just as things were becoming interesting, however the idea was scrapped from Goldfinger. Sylvia Trench was supposed to have appeared in the first six films, becoming the principal Bond Girl in her last one.
Lois Maxwell was given the choice of both Sylvia Trench and Miss Moneypenny, and picked the latter (whom she would portray for 14 movies), considering that Trench's role, which included appearing in immodest dress, was too sexual. Eunice Gayson was invited by Terence Young as they worked together in Zarak and he stated that "You always bring me luck in my films."
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