Honor Blackman (22 August 1925 – 5 April 2020) was an English actress, known for the roles of Cathy Gale in "The Avengers" (1962–1964), Bond girl Pussy Galore in "Goldfinger" (1964), Julia Daggett in "Shalako" (1968) and Hera in "Jason and the Argonauts" (1963). She is also known for her role as Laura West in the ITV sitcom "The Upper Hand" (1990–1996).

Dr. Catherine "Cathy" Gale is a fictional character on the 1960s British series "The Avengers". She was the first regular female partner of John Steed following the departure of Steed's original male co-star, Dr David Keel (played by Ian Hendry). She made her first appearance at the start of the series' second season in 1962.

Gale was born 5 October 1930. She was an anthropologist who married a farmer in Africa and there learned to hunt, fight and take care of herself. When her husband was killed, Gale returned to London to earn a Ph.D. in anthropology. She was the curator of a museum when she first encountered John Steed and agreed to work alongside him from 1962 to 1964.

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