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Dame Victoire Evelyn Patricia “Paddy” BennettAge: 88 years19212009

Dame Victoire Evelyn Patricia “Paddy” Bennett
Given names
Dame Victoire Evelyn Patricia "Paddy"
Birth October 11, 1921 39
Death of a motherEdith Marion O'Shaughnessy
June 18, 1963 (Age 41 years)
Death of a husbandSir Julian Errington Ridsdale C.B.E.
July 21, 2004 (Age 82 years)
Death December 16, 2009 (Age 88 years)

Personal secretary to Ian Fleming during World War II and, assisted Fleming with counter-intelligence operations, including the fictitious identity of a body washed up in Spain, on which the subsequent film "The Man Who Never Was " was based. Believed to be the model for Miss Moneypenny, secretary to "M", James Bond's boss. Appointed Dame of the British Empire in 1991, ten years after her husband's knighthood.