Molly Peters Cause of Death: How Did 'Thunderball' Bond Girl Die?

Molly Peters, most famous for playing Bond girl Patricia Fearing in Thunderball opposite Sean Connery, has passed away. She was 75

Molly Peters Cause of Death

No official cause of death has been revealed. Her passing was announced on the official James Bond Twitter page.

Peters was born in Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk, England and began her career as a model. Director Terence Young discovered her and cast her as Patricia Fearing, the sexy nurse who helps mend 007, played by Sean Connery, in the 1965 hit Thunderball. In the movie, she famously became the first Bond girl ever to appear nude, albeit with strategically placed bed sheets covering her. Still, the scene caused a controversy with the the British Board of Film Certification (BBFC) handing out an “X” certificate on Thunderball if changes weren’t made to the script.

Despite the great success of Thunderball and Peters’ obvious appeal, she appeared in just two more films after her breakout role. They were 1966’s Target for Killing and 1968’s Don’t Raise The Bridge, Lower The Water. She also had a small handful of TV appearances but did not act professionally after 1968.
Peters said in a DVD featurette that her career was derailed because of a disagreement with her agent and she declined to go into specifics. She was married and lived in Ispwich. She had a son, who is deceased.
Peters’ death comes just days after Roger Moore’s death on May 23. Moore played Bond in seven films and died at age 89.

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