In the 1964 James Bond film, Goldfinger, the female actress playing Jill Masterson is painted gold as punishment by the evil Goldfinger. Bond finds her dead after she apparently asphyxiated from the paint covering her entire body. In the movie, Bond explains that the “body breathes” through the skin and so she suffocates due to the paint. He also says that this is the reason dancers who paint their bodies, leave a patch unpainted for the skin to breath.
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