|Date of birth||Kitchener, Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada|
|Date of death||Sep 29, 2007 Fremantle, City of Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia|
|Education||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
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During World War II, she ran away from home, aged 15, to join the Canadian Women's Army Corps, a unit formed to release men for combat duties. To avoid repatriation to Canada, she was discharged and subsequently enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), where she became friends with fellow student Roger Moore.
Career Moving to Hollywood at the age of 20, Maxwell won the actress Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her role in the Shirley Temple comedy That Hagen Girl (1947). One of her Italian films was an adaptation of the opera Aida (1953), in which Maxwell played a leading role, lip-synching to another woman's vocals and appearing in several scenes with the still unknown Sophia Loren. Director Terence Young, who had once turned her down on the grounds that she "looked like she smelled of soap", offered her either Miss Moneypenny or Bond's girlfriend, Sylvia Trench, but she was uncomfortable with the idea of a revealing scene outlined in the screenplay.
During the filming of A View to a Kill (1985), her final appearance as Moneypenny, producer Cubby Broccoli pointed out to her that they were the only cast or crew members from Dr. No who had not yet left the series. She spent her summers at a cottage outside of Espanola, Ontario, where she wrote a column for the Toronto Sun under the pseudonym "Miss Moneypenny" and became a businesswoman working in the textile industry. Smith The Avengers - episode - The Little Wonders (1964) as Sister Johnson Ghost Squad (1964) as Elizabeth Creasey Stingray (1964) as Lieutenant Atlanta Shore / Milly Carson / Marinville Tracking Station (voice) The Baron (1965) as Charlotte Russell Gideon's Way (1966) as Felissa Henderson The Saint: "Interlude in Venice" (1966-1967) as Beth Parish / Helen The Saint: "Simon and Delilah" (1967) as Beth Parish Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969) as Kim Wentworth Adventures in Rainbow Country (1969-1970) as Nancy Williams Department S (1970) as Mary Burnham Omnibus - episode - Ian Fleming Creator of the James Bond Myth (1970) as Herself UFO (1971) as Miss Holland The Persuaders!