Sylvia Trench (Eunice Gayson)
Sylvia Trench played by Eunice Gayson
Born in London, England on 17th March 1931
Starred In Dr No (1962) and From Russia With Love (1963)
Bond encounters Sylvia at his local gambling club. Whilst losing to Bond at cards, Sylvia raises the bet in a bid to win over him. When he leaves the table Bond comments "What other games do you play?" to which she replies "Golf, among other things". Sylvia later surprises Bond at his apartment playing 'sexy golf'. After informing her of his immediate departure, 007 changes his mind to make it an almost immediate departure after little convincing from Sylvia.
We only see Sylvia briefly in From Russia With Love when Bond tells Miss Moneypenny he is "reviewing an old case". When Moneypenny hears Sylvia's voice she wryly comments, "Your old case sounds interesting James"...
Little is learnt about Sylvia Trench in Doctor No or when she reappears in From Russia With Love. She does however have the privilege of being the first Bond Girl in the series. In fact we are introduced to Sylvia before we are actually introduced to James Bond.
The original idea was that Sylvia was to be a re-occurring character in all the Bond films, but this idea was scrapped when Goldfinger was filmed. Sylvia is a confident woman who knows what she wants and is not afraid to take risks. While Sylvia loses a large sum of money to Bond playing Chermin de Fer at posh London club Le Cercle, she is elegant in her defeat. She also believes in surprising people, and she certainly does that when she appears in 007's apartment later that evening. §