Former James Bond girl Honor Blackman has worked with some desirable leading men throughout her epic career, but insists nobody rivalled SIR SEAN CONNERY's sex appeal.

The 78-year-old actress, who played PUSSY GALORE in the classic 1964 Bond film Goldfinger, was enchanted by Connery, describing him as more of a "knock-out" than her other co-stars, including Dean Martin.

She says of Martin, "He was the most professional person I have ever worked with. He was patient and funny. He was sexy, but not a knock-out, not like Sean.

"He's very sexy. I think half the world thinks so."

24/04/2005 14:15