Tania Mallet is a model and actress from England best known for her role as Tilly Masterson in the James Bond film Goldfinger (1964).
Tania Mallet was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England on 19th May 1941 to parents father Henry Mallet, and mother Olga Mironoff. Her father was an Englishman while her mother was a Russian. Hence, she is of British Nationality with mixed ethnicity.
For her familial relationship, she has a cousin actress named, Helen Mirren. She is her mother's brother's child. There is no extra information about her parents and siblings.
However, in Helen's memoir of 2007, she wrote that Tania was a generous person and that she supported her mother and also paid for her brother's education, all from her salary as a model.
Tania is a student at Lucy Clayton's School of Modeling and entered the modeling industry at the age of sixteen. With her entry into the field of modeling, she became one of the most recognized models of the late 1950 and early 1960s. During those periods, she had her own golden era.
Career-wise, she has always been a huge sensation in the modeling industry. With her rise in the 1950s and 60s, she was called up for the role of Tilly Masterson in the James Bond movie. This opportunity was set up by someone who happened to send her bikini photos to the producer Cubby Broccoli.
Later, she was also asked to audition for the lead role of another Bond movie, From Russia with Love. However, in contradiction to the Russian lead role, she had an English accent due to which she was not cast for the movie. During her career, she has only appeared in one movie.
Tania Mallet has been married twice. She was first married to her boyfriend turned husband, whose name is still not revealed. The pair was together with no extramarital affair and divorce rumors.
However, at a further date, her mysterious boyfriend/husband died while she was shooting for Goldfinger due to an unspecified reason. There is no extra information about her first husband; his name, their married dates, and such other details.
After her first failed marriage, she was again tied in a marital bond with her boyfriend Simon Radcliffe, with whom she is still living together with no rumors of divorce or an extramarital affair. Information about her children is also missing from the records.
Most of us know about her affair and divorce rumors, however, Tania's salary and net worth details are really an unknown fact to a lot of her fans. As of 2018, it is estimated that the lady has around $5.5 million as her total net worthwhile her salary might be around $100K per photoshoot.
During Tania's filming career, she didn't have personal freedom and also had a low salary. Hence, she left her filming career and continued her reign in the modeling industry. She was just offered £50 per week but later, her wage was increased to £150 per week.
No wonder she left the filming industry for the modeling field! Whatever be the case, she still has a net worth of $5.5 million and that would have easily made her one of the highest-paid models of the 50s and 60s.