Bond Girl Angela Scoular Dies
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Bond Girl Angela Scoular Dies
Former Bond Girl Angela Scoular, who played Bond Girl Ruby Bartlett, died after drinking drain cleaner.
Miss Scoular, 65, drank the fluid after battling with alcoholism, manic depression and worries over debts, Westminster Coroner’s Court heard.
The actress, who played Ruby Bartlett in the 1969 James Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, suffered 40% burns to her body, throat and dietary tract with the mixture containing 91% sulphuric acid.
The actress, who was married to Carry On star Leslie Phillips, was pronounced dead at 5.34pm in hospital on April 11, just over two hours after drinking the drain cleaner. Her injuries were severe and non-survivable. She had battled alcoholism and depression for years and was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2008.
In the movie Ruby Bartlett famously writes the number 8 (her room number) with a lipstick on James Bond’s thigh; prompting the immortal line from Henchwoman Irma Bunt: “Is there something wrong, Sir Hilary?”, to which Bond replies: “Just a slight stiffness coming on!”