Vera Atkins

Age: 92

British spymaster who recruited, trained, and monitored secret agents who parachuted into Nazi-occupied France during World War II. She is widely believed to be the inspiration for Miss Moneypenny, a character in the James Bond films.

Died: Hastings, Sussex, England, June 25, 2000

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