Monday, January 7, 2013

Shirley Eaton - Golden Girl of Goldfinger

Shirley Eaton, Golden Girl of Goldfinger

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Shirley Eaton in "Goldfinger."
Shirley Eaton had a fine career as an actress, and later as a writer.

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Regardless of her other achievements, she always will be remembered opposite Sean Connery as James Bond 007 in her brief portrayal of the golden girl Jill Masterson in "Goldfinger."

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Shirley Eaton and Sean Connery in "Goldfinger."
Paul Rabafer was the makeup artist on "Goldfinger" (1964) who painted her. "He was as impersonal about gilding me as if he was painting a ham." Which, since Shirley was an actress, in a sense he was doing that - painting a ham, that is.

Shirley had a thick cockney accent, and while she could speak just fine, thank you very much, the producers decided that her somewhat husky voice did not quite match her character's sexiness. So, they turned to go-to voice girl Nikki van der Zyl, who overdubbed Shirley's few lines.

Herewith, a collection of photographs of the marvelous Miss Eaton in all her golden glory. The photos are self-explanatory. That is Mr. Rabafer with her in several of them.

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Paul Rabafer applying makeup in position on the bed.
Shirley looks as though she was enjoying the process. Note the cameras set up behind them in the first shot. Many of the pictures were taken from that position.

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Shirley Eaton in position as Goldfinger's hidden assistant.

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Shirley Eaton at the Fontainebleau Hotel.

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Shirley Eaton with an impish grin, a good sport about the whole thing.

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Shirley Eaton forgets about Goldfinger's card game in a hurry.

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Shirley Eaton leaning over the balcony at the Fontainebleau Hotel.

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