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Sylvia Trench (Eunice Gayson) - Profile
Character information
Name(s): Sylvia Trench
Hair/eye color: Brown (Eyes), Dark brown (Hair)
Height/weight: -- (Height), -- (Weight)
Nationality: British
Status: Active/Unknown
Behind the scenes
Role: Bond Girl
Portrayed By: Eunice Gayson,
Nikki van der Zyl (Voice)
First Appearance: Dr. No (Film)
Last Appearance: From Russia with Love (Film)
"Trench, Sylvia Trench"
― Sylvia Trench

Sylvia Trench is a recurring love interest of James Bond. She appeared in the first two official James Bond films, Dr. No (1962) and From Russia with Love (1963) and was portrayed by Eunice Gayson. As with many characters in Dr. No, she was dubbed by Nikki van der Zyl.

Film BiographyEdit

Dr. NoEdit

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.

From Russia with LoveEdit

Sylvia picnics with James Bond and notices the scar on his back, before he is paged by Miss Moneypenny, thus making Trench the only female character (save for Moneypenny and the Judi Dench version of M) to appear in more than one James Bond film.

Behind the scenesEdit

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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