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Best Bond Girls

Updated on November 26, 2009
The Bond Girls Have Become Movie Royalty
The Bond Girls Have Become Movie Royalty

The Bond Girls

There are certain roles in the movies that bring with them a certain mystic, history and tradition. One of those roles is the Bond girl. The women who have played the sinister female counterparts to James Bond through the years have been beautiful, tough and smart. More importantly, they have earned a place in history as one of the chosen woman to play the role opposite of the clever British secret agent. The following is a short list of the best Bond girls.

When Honey Ryder Emerged From The Sea So Began A Movie Tradition
When Honey Ryder Emerged From The Sea So Began A Movie Tradition

Honey Ryder

Honey Ryder, played by Ursula Andress, was the first Bond and one of the most memorable when she appeared in the 1962 Bond movie Dr. No. The scene most remembered is when Honey Ryder emerges from the sea wearing a skimpy white bikini singing Underneath the Mango Tree.

Andress is considered the gold standard for Bond Girls despite the fact that her accent was so deep in Dr. No that her voice was dubbed. Dr. No was not her first movie but catapolted her career and she later appeared in movies with Elvis Pressly and Frank Sinatra.

Pussy Galore:  The Most Infamous Name In Movie History
Pussy Galore: The Most Infamous Name In Movie History

Pussy Galore

Pussy Galore, played by Honor Blackmun, is probably the most well known of the Bond girls for obvious reasons. The role appeared in Goldfinger, and Galore at first played the villian's pilot but eventually fell for the charms of 007 played by Sean Connery and helps Bond defeat the bad guy.

This role was made immortal by just the name and Sean Connery's Irish accent saying "Pussy" throughout the movie. The role has also been spoofed and mimiced numerous times since its release including in Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery with the role Alotta Fagina.

Tracy Draco Was The One Bond Girl That Captured 007's Heart
Tracy Draco Was The One Bond Girl That Captured 007's Heart

Tracy Draco

Tracy Draco, played by Diana Rigg, holds a special place in the Bond Girl tradition. She is the love of James Bond's life. In On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Bond marries Tracy Draco because he loves her (not as part of the mission like prior movies) to only to watch he die shortly after the wedding.

MayDay: Even The Toughest Bond Girls Fell To 007's Charms
MayDay: Even The Toughest Bond Girls Fell To 007's Charms

MayDay

MayDay, played by Grace Jones, was a henchwoman for Max Zorin in A View To Kill. Jones played the role very intense and the most memorable scene is when Bond chases her up the Eiffel Tower to only have her escape by Skydiving.  Like many of the Bond girls, MayDay eventually turns against the villain and sacrifices herself to spoil his evil plan.

MayDay is Max Zorin's outrageous henchwoman that kills Bond's contact in Paris. Bond chases her up the Eiffel Tower only to see her dramatically escape by skydiving. Finally, after realizing Zorin has betrayed her, MayDay gives her life to stop the villain's plan.

Vesper Lynd was the final woman Bond would ever trust.
Vesper Lynd was the final woman Bond would ever trust.

Vesper Lynd

Vesper Lynd, played by Eva Green, appeared in Casino Royale and is Bond's first real love interest in a while and not a one night stand. However, after she dies of a suicide, Bond learns that she withheld secrets about their mission. The broken trust has a real effect on Bond who vows to never trust another woman.

Who Will The Next Bond Girl?
Who Will The Next Bond Girl?

Future Bond Girls

Playing a Bond Girl has catapulted careers and forever immortalized actresses. As time has gone on, the Bond Girl has become more than just eye candy but has evolved into intelligent and capable characters out to do good or evil, depending on the movie.

Rumors have it that the Olsen Twins may play the next Bond Girls (although this has been denied.) Hard to say where this movie tradition will go after that.

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    • bgpappa profile imageAUTHOR

      bgpappa 

      7 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Me too James.

      Thanks for reading

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      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      This is a right fine Hub here. I enjoyed it. I vote for Pussy Galore. :D

    • bgpappa profile imageAUTHOR

      bgpappa 

      8 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Very much agreed. Thanks for reading.

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      Yena Williams 

      8 years ago from California

      I vote Pussy Galore!! She was beautiful =)

    • bgpappa profile imageAUTHOR

      bgpappa 

      8 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Thanks for reading

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      Older Women 

      8 years ago

      Honey Ryder was the best Bond girl ever!

    • bgpappa profile imageAUTHOR

      bgpappa 

      8 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Irish,

      I agree with you. Thanks for reading.

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      Irish Women 

      8 years ago

      I think the older bond girls are the most sexy. I think it's because it was all about being pretty and the sex and not as an action star.

    • bgpappa profile imageAUTHOR

      bgpappa 

      8 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Nice. Thanks for the comment

    • Mike Lickteig profile image

      Mike Lickteig 

      8 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      A very young Jane Seymour played "Solitaire" in Live and Let Die, and man, was I taken by her as an early teen! I'm not sure she was an "official" Bond girl, but she was close enough for me.

      Thanks for posting, I always enjoyed the James Bond movies.

    • bgpappa profile imageAUTHOR

      bgpappa 

      8 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Who wouldn't want to be one. Thanks for the comment.

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      Tina 

      8 years ago from Wv

      What a great topic. I wanted to be a Bond gal when I was a kid!

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