Lois Maxwell was a Canadian actress, best known for her portrayal of Miss Moneypenny in the first fourteen James Bond films,. She was the first actress to play the part. The films in which she played Miss Moneypenny were Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy and A View to a Kill.\nShe began her film career in the late 1940s and won the actress Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her performance in That Hagen Girl. Following a number of small film roles, Maxwell became dissatisfied and travelled to Italy, where she worked in film from 1951 to 1955. After her marriage, she moved to the United Kingdom, where she appeared in several television productions.\nAs Maxwell's career declined, she lived in Canada, Switzerland and the UK. In 2001, she was diagnosed with bowel cancer, and moved to Western Australia, where she lived with her son until her death in 2007, aged 80.