Tania Mallet Biography
Tania Mallet is an English model and actress who is best known for her appearance as Tilly Masterson in the James Bond film Goldfinger (1964). Tania was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. She has been famous for her lead role of Bond girl in From Russia with Love in 1963. 73 years old lady has still got charm in her face which she had in her young age. Still her beauty has no measure to any actress of same line. To date, many sites have not yet concluded her adventurous acting journey in full explicable form.
Tania was born on May 19, 1941 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK. By birth she is British and also belongs to white ethnicity. For her academic qualification, she attended the Lucy Clayton’s School of Modeling. There she got chance to work as a model at just 16 years of age. It was 1957 when she became one of the most recognizable and famous models of the late 1950s and early 1960s.
According to Mallet, she got the part of Tilly Masterson when someone sent a photo of her in a bikini to Bond producer Cubby Broccoli. The character was killed off during the film when Oddjob (Harold Sakata) hurled his steel rimmed hat at her. After long struggling period, she finally grabbed Broccoli’s attention before Goldfinger: she was tested for the lead Bond girl role, Tatiana Romanova in From Russia with Love. Despite of her mother being Russian, Mallet did not get the Russian role supposedly because of her provincial British accent. This is ironic however considering that the Italian actress Daniela Bianchi, who eventually played Tatiana, had her voice redubbed anyway.
Despite the film's phenomenal success, Goldfinger would be Mallet's only major big screen appearance till now. Mallet has also cited two reasons for returning to modeling and turning down all further film offers: firstly she did not like the restrictions imposed on her personal freedom when she was under contract during the film, and secondly, she said the money was "dreadful". She was initially offered £50 a week, and managed to increase her fee to £150 a week after tough negotiations, a fee that she was easily earning a day as a model.
Talking about her personal life, when she was casted in Goldfinger, at the mean time her long-term boyfriend had died. Hence she has mixed feelings about her experience gained from her film. After getting hit by such miserable news, she remained in grief for long time. Later when she finally came out of grief, she took a couple of other tiny roles in smaller films, including Michael Winner’s The Girl-Getters. Although she was taking tiny roles, she had no desire to pursue her career as an actress. Since she lost her boyfriend by an accident, she finally hold her self up and married her second husband. At present, she continues to attend Bond events and autographs. She loves gardening in her free time. She is living in England with her second husband. She has been happy and satisfied by her marriage, as there is no any extended rumor about her marriage relation. There is no any detail about her children and the exact date of her marriage. Although it her second marriage, but anything about her prior marriage has not yet disclosed in public. The reason behind it can be her shy nature. Still her fans and followers are looking forward to know about her in detail.
There is no any detail about her being linked with any social sites, which could be beneficial for her fans and followers. She has been very shy about her personal life, so it’s a difficult task to spread anything about her in contradictory aspect. All can be said that her fans has to wait little longer to know about her in personal.