Shirley Eaton

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Shirley Eaton Pencil Portrait
To see a larger preview, please click the image.

Shopping Basket

The quality of the prints are at a much higher level compared to the image shown on the left.


A3 Pencil Print-Price £45.00-Purchase

A4 Pencil Print-Price £30.00-Purchase

*Limited edition run of 250 prints only*

All Pencil Prints are printed on the finest Bockingford Somerset Velvet 255 gsm paper.

P&P is not included in the above prices.


Modern water-based face and body paints are made according to stringent guidelines, thus ensuring their non-toxic, and invariably non-allergenic compound characteristics. Temporary staining may develop after use, but it will fade after normal washing. These are either applied with hands, paint brush, and synthetic sponges or natural sea sponge, or alternatively with an airbrush.

Contrary to the urban myth perpetuated over more than half a century ago by the James Bond movie Goldfinger,” a person is not asphyxiated if their whole body is painted. In the mid 60’s, there was clearly some belief that the body’s skin did, in fact, aid in absorbing oxygen, and thus the skin “breathed.” It is in fact, immaterial how much of the skin is blocked by paint or anything else, as long as a person can take in oxygen through the mouth or nose. Nevertheless, prolonged use of body paint is not recommended due to the risk of heat stroke.

Cinemagoers nevertheless, believed that it was possible to die in this manner, and Eon productions took no chances with its star, ensuring that her breasts were protected by gold cones and that her stomach was left untouched.

For the twenty seven year old Shirley Eaton – already a stalwart of more than twenty British films – her five minute appearance in the third 007 movie would cement her iconic status, a position she continues to enjoy at film conventions around the world.


Shirley Eaton - The Official Website

An attractive looking website but extremely thin on content; an obvious point to make in view of the emphasis on available autographed merchandising. Nevertheless, the photographic gallery of her sculpting work was interesting.