Shirley Eaton biography

Shirley Eaton

Date of Birth: January 12, 1937

Bond Film: Goldfinger (1964)
Bond Girl Name: Jill Masterson

It's amazing what a little gold paint can do for one's image!

British-born beauty Shirley Eaton discovered this in 1964 when she became an immediate international sex symbol and 1960's icon for her seven-minute role in the James Bond flick, Goldfinger (1964).

Before playing Jill Masterson, Goldfinger's employee in the hit film, Eaton was a child actress who got her first movie job at age 17 when she was the stuntwoman for Janet Leigh in 1954's Prince Valiant.

She graduated to many other film activities in the '50s, especially in the popular Carry On... comedies, such as Carry On Sergeant and Carry On Nurse (both in '58).

Following her groundbreaking James Bond role, Eaton appeared in films throughout most of the decade, though none were as big as Goldfinger. She moved to Hollywood to appear in a number of roles before returning to Europe where she stopped making films in the1970s to concentrate on looking after her family - successful building contractor Colin Lenton-Rowe and their two sons.

Shirley Eaton Filmography


  • Die Sieben Männer der Sumuru (1969)
  • The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968)
  • Eight on the Lam (1967)
  • The Million Eyes of Sumuru (1967)
  • Around the World Under the Sea (1966)
  • Ten Little Indians (1966)
  • Goldfinger (1965)
  • The Naked Brigade (1965)
  • Rhino! (1964)
  • The Girl Hunters (1963)
  • A Weekend with Lulu (1962)
  • Our Man in the Caribbean (1962)
  • What a Carve Up! (1962)
  • Dentist on the Job (1961)
  • Nearly a Nasty Accident (1961)
  • Carry On Constable (1960)
  • Carry On Nurse (1958)
  • Carry On Sergeant (1958)
  • Further Up the Creek (1958)
  • In the Wake of a Stranger (1958)
  • Life Is a Circus (1958)
  • Date with Disaster (1957)
  • Doctor at Large (1957)
  • The Naked Truth (1957)
  • Charley Moon (1956)
  • Sailor Beware! (1956)
  • Three Men in a Boat (1956)
  • The Love Match (1955)
  • Doctor in the House (1954)
  • You Know What Sailors Are (1954)
  • A Day to Remember (1953) (uncredited)

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