Margaret Nolan Biography – Margaret Nolan Wiki
Margaret Nolan (born Margaret A. Nolan) was an English visual artist, actress, and glamour model. She was known as the gold-painted model in the title sequence for the 1964 James Bond film “Goldfinger.” She also gained fame for her role in The Beatles movie “A Hard Day’s Night” and in the family comedy “Carry On” film franchise.
Nolan was born on October 29, 1943, in Somerset, England and grew up in London. She began her career as a glamor model under the name Vicki Kennedy in the early ’60s before switching back to her birth name once she moved to acting. She appeared in The Beatles’ film “A Hard Day’s Night” in July of 1964, and played Dink, Bond’s masseuse, in “Goldfinger” the same year.
The “Goldfinger” campaign led to a photoshoot with Playboy magazine as well as roles in Gerry and the Pacemakers’ film “Ferry Cross the Mersey” and Marcel Carné’s “Three Rooms in Manhattan” in 1965.
Nolan also appeared in various movies in the “Carry On” franchise. In 1965, she was cast as Miss Jones in “Carry On Cowboy,” her first appearance in the “Carry On” franchise. She would go on to portray a “Buxom Lass” in “Carry on Henry VIII” and Popsy in “Carry On at Your Convenience” in 1971, as well as “Carry On Matron” in 1972. She starred in 1973’s “Carry On Girls” as Dawn Brakes, and 1974’s “Carry On Dick” as Lady Daley.
Other appearances include the movies “No Sex Please, We’re British” and “Toomorrow,” as well as TV series such as “The Sweeney” and “Last of the Summer Wine.” She also made several appearances on Spike Milligan’s “Q” series and appeared in TV shows including “Steptoe and Son.”
She took a break from acting after the mid-’80s, returning only in 2011 as Dame Margaret in Yvonne Deutschman’s “The Power of Three.” In 2019, she was cast in a small role in Director Edgar Wright’s upcoming film “Last Night in Soho.”
Margaret Nolan Age
Margaret Nolan was born on 29 October 1943, in Norton Radstock, Somerset, England. She died on 5 October 2020, at age 76.
Margaret Nolan Husband
Margaret Nolan was married to her husband Tom Kempinski from 1967 until their divorce in 1972.
Margaret Nolan Children
Margaret Nolan had two children: Oscar Deeks and Luke O’Sullivan.
Margaret Nolan Family
Margaret Nolan was born to an English mother and Irish father. She is survived by her two sons, Oscar Deeks, a cinematographer, and Luke O’Sullivan and two grandchildren, according to Variety.
Margaret Nolan Death
Margaret Nolan died in October 2020 at the age of 76. Her son, Oscar Deeks, confirmed the tragic news of her death to Variety. Writer/Director Edgar Wright also shared the news on Twitter. He tweeted: “It’s my sad duty to report that actress and artist, the magnificent Margaret Nolan has passed away. She was the middle of Venn diagram of everything cool in the 60’s; having appeared with the Beatles, been beyond iconic in Bond and been part of the Carry On cast too.
“She was the gold-painted model in the iconic Goldfinger title sequence and poster (she also played Dink in the movie), she appeared in the classic A Hard Day’s Night, Carry On Girls, No Sex Please We’re British & many others, frequently sending up her own glamourpuss image.
“She also appeared in five Spike Milligan Q series, Steptoe & Son, The Likely Lads, Morecambe & Wise, and The Sweeney. She became deeply involved in political theatre and more recently created visual art; deconstructed her own glamour modeling in a series of photomontages.
“I worked with her last year as she plays a small role in Last Night In Soho. She was so funny, sharp, and, as you might imagine, full of the most amazing stories. I’m so glad I got to know her. My heart goes out to her family and all that loved her. She will be much missed.”
Margaret Nolan Cause of Death
Margaret Nolan’s cause of death was not revealed.
Margaret Nolan Net Worth
Margaret Nolan’s net worth was estimated to be $3 million.
Margaret Nolan Goldfinger Photos
Nolan notably appeared in the “Goldfinger” title sequence, posters, records and books, painted gold from head to toe and sporting a gold bikini. Shirley Eaton played the gold-painted Bond girl in the Sean Connery film.
Margaret Nolan Height
Margaret Nolan was 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.