Lois Maxwell was born on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1927, in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Her birth name is Lois Hooker.
Against, her parents will and without their knowledge, she began her acting career in a Canadian children's radio program called ROBIN WELLS. Before Lois Maxwell turned fifteen years of age, she left Canada for England with the Canadian Army's Entertainment Corps. In England, she enrolled in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She met Roger Moore the actor at the academy and they became life long friends.
She married Peter Churchill Marriott and they had two children.
In the late 1940's, Lois Maxwell appeared in a Life Magazine featuring several Hollywood starlets which included Marilyn Monroe.
She had roles in the first 14 Bond movies playing Miss Moneypenny with Roger Moore. While acting in the Bond Films during the 1980's she became a regular writer for the Toronto Sun Newspaper. She lived in a cottage in northern Ontario and would sometimes share in her column her experiences
growing up in Canada and her movie roles. Her column was one of subscribers favorites and she was missed when she retired.
She began her movie career with a Warner Production, A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH, in 1946. Lois Maxwell's role greatly attributed to her winning the Golden Gobe award for The Most Promising Newcomer in 1947. She acted in six more Hollywood productions before she decided to try her luck in Italy.
Lois Maxwell currently resides in Perth, Western Australia where she is writing her autobiography.
Some of Lois Maxwell's credits -
JAMES BOND: A BAFTA TRIBUTE - TV 2002
THE FOURTH ANGEL - 2001
INSIDE DR. NO - 2000
INSIDE OCTOPUSSY - 2000
HARD TO FORGET - TV - 1998
LADY IN THE CORNER - TV - 1989
JAMES BOND: LICENSE TO THRILL - 1987
ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS: IF THE SHOE FIRST - TV - 1987
A VIEW TO KILL - 1985
OCTOPUSSY - 1983
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY - 1981
MR. PATMAN - 1980
MOONRAKER - 1979
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME - 1977
AGE OF INNOCENCE - 1977
SUMMER RAIN - 1976
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN - 1974
LOVE AND LET DIE - 1973
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER - 1971
THE ADVENTURERS - 1970
ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE - 1969
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE - 1967
OK CONNERY - 1967
THUNDERBALL - 1965
GOLDFINGER - 1964
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE - 1963
THE HAUNTING - 1963
DR. NO - 1962
LOLITA - 1962
PASSPORT TO TREASON - 1956
MANTRAP - 1953
KAZAN - 1949
THAT HAGEN GIRL - 1947
Awards achieved by Lois Maxwell include...
Golden Globe - THE HAGEN GIRL - 1948
Lois Maxwell in THE HAUNTING (1963)
Maxwell in OCTOPUSSY
Lois Maxwell in LIVE AND LET DIE (1973)
Lois Maxwell in LOLITA
Lois Maxwell in GOLDFINGER (1964)