Pamela Salemwho is best known for her appearance in the James Bond film Never Say Never Again, has died aged 80.

The actress played secretary Miss Moneypenny in the unofficial 007 film, starring opposite Sean Connery. She also appeared in ‘Doctor Who’ in the 1980s as Professor Rachel Jensen.

The British star died on Wednesday, according to Big Finish Productions, the production company of the film series in which she appeared. “We are absolutely devastated to confirm the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Pamela Salem.” stated in a statement.

Never Say Never Again was one of two James Bond films not produced by Eon Productions and therefore not considered part of the official franchise. It was produced by Warner Bros. and was made possible because screenwriter Kevin McClory had retained the film rights to the novel after a lengthy legal battle.

Pamela Salem, who was born in India in 1944, studied in London at the Central School of Speech and Drama and first started in repertory theater in York.

He was involved, among others, in the 1978 crime film “The First Great Train Robbery” in which he also appeared with Sean Connery.

In 1990 he moved to Miami. He had a role in the drama series EastEnders and appeared in ‘General Hospital’, ‘ER’, ‘Blake’s 7’, ‘The Tripods’ and ‘Into The Labyrinth’.