Joan Collins rejected Goldfinger role

November 11th, 2013

Joan Collins turned down a role in 'Goldfinger'.

The 80-year-actress was offered the part of Jill Masterson [played by Shirley Eaton] in the 1964 James Bond movie, but she admits she rejected the opportunity because she was pregnant at the time.

Speaking to the Daily Mail newspaper, she said: ''I was asked to do the Shirley Eaton part in the Sean Connery Bond film 'Goldfinger' - the classic role in which she is naked and sprayed from head to foot in gold paint.

''It's an amazing image and an amazing film but I turned it down. I was pregnant at the time with my son Sacha.''

However, the brunette beauty - who has three children Katyana, Tara, and Alexander 'Sacha' Anthony - admits she often wonders what would have happened if she had agreed to the role.

She explained: ''It could have altered the direction of my whole career and I sometimes wonder what would have happened if I had done it.

''I have never talked about it before and it's not in my new book because I didn't want to be b**chy to Shirley.''