It's hard to think of James Bond movies without thinking of all the James Bond Girls, because they've become as important a part of the world of James Bond 007 as any other element. In the past 55 years, there have been 24 official films (plus two unofficial ones), with six James Bond actors — Sean Connery, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan and **Daniel Craig — and all of them have had the luck of acting with some of the sexiest ladies out there.
(Fan Tribute to Bond and His Ladies)
What follows is our look at 46 of the James Bond girls, while we wait for the coming onslaught of James Bond news as the franchise's 25th film (with Daniel Craig returning for the fifth and final time) gears up for production, with word to come on who will be his next leading lady. Anyone else excited about that? Yeah, you should be!
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Scroll down to the pictures below to see more James Bond Girls from the various James Bond Movies.
Demono Petachi in 1983's Never Say Never Again, a remake of Thunderball that saw Sean Connery return as James Bond, but for a different production company. We want to call him a traitor, but, you know, it's Connery as Bond, 12 years after he quit the role.
Helga Brandt in 1967's You Only Live Twice. A SPECTRE agent, she's ordered by Ernst Stavro Blofeld to kill Bond, so to do so she dupes him into thinking she's switched sides, gets him up in a plane, has a flimsy piece of wood lock him in his seat, shoots the controls and jumps out of the plane to leave him to his death (which he obviously escapes). Uh, why not just shoot him and get it over with? Seems like a really roundabout way to try and do the job. She's stoopid.
Jill Masterson in 1964's Goldfinger. Perhaps you don't recognize her without her body being painted gold (see below). She leaves Goldfinger for Bond, Odd Job paints her entire body, without, it turns out, leaving a patch of skin bare at the base of the spine so the skin can breathe (who knew?) and she dies of skin suffocation. Bond ain't happy, and neither are we. We love Shirley Eaton.
Kissy Suzuki in 1967's You Only Live Twice, she's an agent of Tiger Tanaka and the Japanese Secret Service who is teamed with Bond to uncover the secret of SPECTRE stealing American and Soviet space capsules, operating out of a hallowed out volcano in Japan. In one of the film's goofier subplots, Bond has to "become Japanese" to fool his enemies, and she is set up as Bond's wife, though she ends up poisoned on their first night together. That ain't right.
Plenty O'Toole in 1971's Diamonds Are Forever, she introduces herself to Bond, who quips, "Named after your father perhaps?" We get a quick glimpse of her...uh...O'Tooles, before she's thrown out a hotel window to the built-in pool many floors below by one of the gangster bad guys. Bond comments, "Exceptionally fine shot," to which he's told, "I didn't know dere was a pool down dere."