Lois Maxwell, 80, the Canadian-born actress who most notably portrayed the quick-witted secretary to Bond’s boss M, has taken her Final Taxi. From Dr. No (1962) to A View to a Kill (1985), Lois Maxwell played Miss Moneypenny in the first 14 James Bond films.
Maxwell won the Golden Globe Award as Best Newcomer for her role in the 1947 Shirley Temple comedy That Hagen Girl.She also posed for a photoshoot with another up-and-coming actress named Marilyn Monroe.
Maxwell appeared in Bedtime For Bonzo with Ronald Reagan and was also featured in many other TV series. She made guest appearances in episodes of The Saint and The Persuaders!, both of which starred Roger Moore.
According to rumors she was up for the female role as M before Judi Dench took over.