The lovely ladies of the Bond films have offered us some eternally iconic cinematic moments. Who does not know the image of Honey Ryder, played by Ursula Andress, emerging from the ocean in her bikini? Other faces that grace the list include Halle Berry, Shirley Eaton, Lana Wood and Honor Blackman. To see what these gorgeous women look like today ,keep reading!
Andress is responsible for one of cinema’s classic moments; the bikini-clad Bond girl saunters out of the ocean as Connery looks on in awe. Her bikini, her glistening toned body, and fierce onscreen charisma would get heart rate’s racing. The sex symbol was recently listed by Esquire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history.
With her blonde locks and striking blue eyes, Britt Ekland was Bond’s love interest in The Man with the Golden Gun. The Swedish actress, now age 70, keeps a low profile strangely at odds with the notorious public persona she had while married to charismatic comedian Peter Sellers in the 1960s.
Richards starred as the tough and beautiful nuclear physicist Christmas Jones in the 1999 Bond installment The world is not Enough. Unfortunately, the actress was ranked as one of the worst Bond girls of all time by Entertainment Weekly in 2008. She would have a high-profile and tumultuous marriage to actor Charlie Sheen which would end in divorce and a bitter custody battle.
The gorgeous French actress stole hearts with her Bond girl performance in 1965’s Thunderball. The actress was the runner-up in the previous year’s Miss World pageant. Auger sizzled alongside Sean Connery, she would go on to retire from acting after years in the industry. She is now 72 and resides in Paris.
In yet another Bond moment that would become an immortal part of cinema history, Shirley Eaton had her nude body entirely
painted gold in the Bond film Goldfinger. Having chosen to retire from acting in 1969, Eaton told journalist James Davies in 2008 that she preferred life as a housewife: “The most important thing for me was being a woman and having a family more than being a very famous glamorous actress.”
After appearing in Playboy magazine, Wood caught the attention of producers and landed the role of Plenty O’Toole in the 1971 film Diamonds are Forever. The actress has notably been married and subsequently divorced, five times. In April 2017, she shared that she had found herself homeless after a series of personal trials. An online campaign raised over $29 000 for the actress’s aid.
Pussy Galore was the character that wooed Mr. Bond in Goldfinger. At 38, the actress was one of the oldest ladies to take on a Bond girl role. She continues to act and has starred in many notable films like Something Big, with Bridget Bardot, and Bridget Jones’s Diary in 2001.
Barbara Bach dazzled as Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me. Bach was a high-profile model in the 60s and 70s, gracing magazine covers from Vogue to Elle. Bach married Beatle Ringo Starr in 1981, joining the fabulous inner-circle of the party-going elite. She is now focused on her charity work endeavors.
Swedish-born Maud Adams appeared in two Bond films; The Man with the Golden Gun and A View to Kill. The swoon-worthy actress played the iconic character, not so subtly titled Octopussy. “Looking back on it, how can you not really enjoy the fact that you were a Bond Girl? It’s pop culture and to be part of that is very nice,” she told Stumped magazine in a recent interview.
In 1969, Rigg played the only Bond girl to lure 007 down the aisle. Theresa Bond starred alongside George Lazenby. Rigg has had a thriving career and is most well-known for her extensive work onstage. She is currently playing Olenna Tyrel in the HBO series Game of Thrones.
Gayson starred as 007’s first gal pal, Sylvia Trench. The sultry brunette played the role in the first two Bond films, Dr No and From Russia With Love. As the very first female to be seen in Dr. No together with Sean Connery’s James Bond, she earns the official title as the first Bond girl.
Seymour was once the seductive Bond girl who ushered in the new Bond era alongside the then-newly cast Roger Moore. Seymour dazzled movie-goers and the role catapulted her to international stardom. Seymour’s career continued to rise with a string of roles in movie and television. The actress has aged with effortless grace and continues to act.
Eva Green is one of history’s more contemporary Bond girl additions. She starred alongside Daniel Craig in Casino Royale. This surprisingly blonde Bond has a gritty edge that the old-school, martini-drinking James didn’t quite possess. Eva played his fragile and beautiful counterpart, Vesper Lynd.
The exotic beauty was a Brooklyn-born model turned actress who landed the role of Lupe Lamora in the 1989 Bond installment License to Kill. Despite a seemingly bright start in the industry, the actress’s career has reached a standstill. Following 2000, he has turned her attention to other personal pursuits. She married fellow actor Benjamin Bratt in 2002, the couple shares two children.
Who could forget Halle Berry emerging from the ocean in her orange bikini? Berry played Giacinta ‘Jinx’ Johnson in the 2002
Bond film Die Another Day. The seemingly age-defying actress has a long and illustrious career in film. She won an
Academy Award for her role in the drama Monster’s Ball.
The French actress sizzled opposite Pierce Bronson in The World is not Enough. Marceau has continued to act in a
string of well-known movies but has also published a semi-autobiographical novel and tried her hand at working behind the lens. In 2002, she made her directorial debut with the feature film Speak to Me of Love, for which she was named Best Director at the Montreal World Film Festival.
The Italian actress is best known for her role as Tatiana Romanova in the 1963 movie From Russia with Love. The model had previously been crowned as the runner-up in the 1960 Miss World pageant. A little-known fact; her role was dubbed by a voice artist due to the actress’s heavy accent.
Jones is one of the more iconic faces to play a Bond girl. The striking Jamaican actress is also a is a singer, songwriter, supermodel and record producer. The long-legged ebony model worked closely with famed French photographer Jean-Paul Goude, creating some of the most well-known visuals of the 70s and 80s.
Hatcher played Paris Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies. Since her Bond stint the actress has taken on some notable television roles. Her work on the drama-comedy series Desperate Housewives from 2004 – 2012 earned her a Golden Globe.
Jill St. John
Diamonds might be forever, but it appears acting careers are not. St. John was hailed as an upcoming starlet after her role as 007’s romantic interest in 1971 opposite Sean Connery. Since her time in the proverbial Hollywood sun in the late 60s and early 70s, St. John’s career ground to a halt.
Munro had her brief but heated time with Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977. The beauty began her modeling career at 17, appearing in the hallowed pages of Vogue magazine. The British actress starred in a host of horror and sci-fi flicks in the 70s and 80s.
1973’s Live and Let Live broke ground when it featured the very first African American Bond girl. Hendry played the no-nonsense CIA agent whose character would pave the way for Halle Berry and Grace Jone’s later roles. Now 64 years old, Hendry released her own autobiography entitled Gloria in 2008.
French actress Maryam D’Abo starred as Bond girl Kara Milovy in the 1987 film The Living Daylights. The now 52-year-old infrequently starred in more minor roles over the following years. In 2002 she co-wrote a tribute to the 007 ladies entitled Bond Girls Are Forever.
Roger Moore was taken with the gorgeous Corinne in the 1979 film Moonraker. Sharing a first name with her character, the actress played Corinne Dufour. In spite of her memorable performance, Clery’s career seemed to stall after her role in the