Starting with her first film aged sixteen "Doctor in the House" to her last in 1969 "The Girl from Rio". I'm really glad that I was famous and successful at the time I was because it was bad enough then in a profession which tended to eat you up and never give you any free time. She has also written a diary of poems. Its a Gem! The couple had two children, Grant and Jason. | Beautiful actress Shirley Eaton was born in London, England, on January 12, 1936. Shirley became quite a sought-after actress internationally but, by the end of the decade, the dark-browed blonde beauty intentionally bade Hollywood and her acting career a fond and permanent farewell. The Guardian - TV News In 2006, she marketed an "intimate diary" of poems. Shirley Eaton made her stage debut at the age of 12 in ‘Set to Partners’ in 1949. View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro. For even more, visit our Family Entertainment Guide. She had married building contractor Colin Rowe in 1957. Shirley Eaton Body Statistics: For a intelligent and talented actor Shirley Eaton it’s very significant to constantly look excellent as curious paparazzi follow him everywhere. She attended Roe Green Primary School on Princes Avenue, and although living close to both Kingsbury County Grammar School and Tylers Croft Secondary Modern School, won a place at the Aida Foster Theatre School, a specialist drama school, and remained there until she was sixteen. Edgware, Middlesex, England, UK, 12 October 2020 Despite the formidable attention the movie received in the form of Honor Blackman's high-kicking "Pussy Galore" character and Shirley Bassey's famous rendition of the title song playing the airwaves, it was Eaton's gilded visuals that became THE iconic image of not only the movie but the whole "007" phenomena.In its wake, Hollywood beckoned and Shirley immediately won a number of female leads in melodrama, crime yarns, war stories and rugged adventures. But I think that the youngsters today have a really bad time from every angle." Jan. 01, 1964 - Shirley's ''Gold All Over'': For a three minute scene in the thrilling film ''Gold Finger'', make-up men spent four hours yesterday over the most envied job in the film industry, painting actress Shirley Eaton gold all over. She garnered popularity for portraying Bond Girl Jill Masterson in the 1964 James Bond film ‘Goldfinger’. Many of her movies remain interesting to the public today as they are a product reflective of their times, and a number of them, like she, have achieved cult status.After Shirley's self-imposed retirement, she, first and foremost, dedicated herself to her family. If you see something that doesn't look right on this page, please do inform us using the form below: © 2017 Dead or Kicking / All Rights Reserved. Originally from Middlesex, Eaton began her career as a singing actor on both the stage and TV. She subsequently portrayed the character Anne Pebble in all six episodes of BBC’s fortnightly comedy series ‘Parent-Craft’ (1951). It's one of the most memorable screen deaths in 007 movie history (and there have been many) -- but don't believe the urban legend associated with it. Being a trained ballerina and singer, she was cast in the singing and dancing role of Shirley Winter in the 1960 comedy film ‘Life Is a Circus’. Charisma is a word that's used too often, it's something special and it's what makes stars. Her performance in those two films garnered her roles in droll features like ‘Panic in the Parlor’ (1956), ‘Three Men in a Boat’ (1956), ‘Your Past Is Showing’ (1957) and ‘Doctor at Large’ (1957). The reason why people are huge stars is nothing to do with acting. She published her autobiography, ‘Golden Girl’, in 1999 through B.T. The opening credits sequence, which has been hailed as the best of the Bond series and one of the best in film history, also features a gold-painted woman, onto whose glistening body scenes from the film are projected. Shirley Eaton - Biography. Besides ‘Goldfinger’, her other cinematic credits include ‘A Day to Remember’, ‘Doctor in the House’, ‘Three Men in a Boat’, the ‘Carry On’ film series, and ‘The Girl from Rio’. Long before Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty and company showed up in 80s TV households, Hollywood had, in effect, its own original "Golden Girl"...literally...in the form of stunning British actress Shirley Eaton. Maureen McCormick – The Curse of Marcia Brady! (1964) and the underwater epic, Around the World Under the Sea (1966), she appeared opposite some of Hollywood best-looking and talented leading men, including Harry Guardino and Robert Culp of the afore-mentioned Rhino!