ACTRESS Eunice Gayson, who played the first Bond girl, has died at the age of 90.

Gayson starred as James Bond's love interest Sylvia Trench alongside Sir Sean Connery in the films Dr No and From Russia With Love.

A post on her official Twitter profile read: "We are very sad to learn that our dear Eunice passed away on June 8.

"An amazing lady who left a lasting impression on everyone she met. She will be very much missed."

The James Bond franchise producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli paid tribute to Gayson in a comment posted on the official James Bond Twitter account.

It read: "We are so sad to learn that Eunice Gayson, our very first 'Bond girl' who played Sylvia Trench in Dr No and From Russia With Love, has passed away.