007 may be the lead action hero, but the women around him are true warriors, theirs no Bond without Bond girls. The title of a Bond Girl can be loosely applied to many characters appearing throughout the films. They could be a love interest of Bond either as an ally or a villain, someone who is simply encountered along the way, essential to Bond's mission, or perhaps just providing a pleasing distraction either as a main character or in the background. Often containing double-entendre names, there have been double-crossers, enemy agents, bimbos, psychics, heiresses and even nuclear physicists to name a few.
As time has moved on, the role of the Bond Girl has been continually changing. Characters are becoming distinctly more complex, given extra scope, and traditional boundaries are becoming blurred. One thing is certain though. As long as there is James Bond, there will always be Bond Girls. These girls will be eternal members of an elite club that hold the title of 'Bond Girl' whether it be past, present or future. Fiesty and fierce, here are some of the coolest female sidekicks of James Bond that have graced our screens.
Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder
Dr No | 1962
The original Bond girl is, to us, still the best. When Ursula Andress--playing Honey Ryder-stepped out of the sea in a white bikini, she set a standard for every Bond girl to follow.
Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore
Goldfinger | 1964
Honors character paved the way for a stronger female lead as a criminal, a lesbiam, a pilot and the leader of an all female aviation group.
Gloria Hendry as Rosie Carver
Live And Let Die |1973
Gloria was the first black woman to romance Bond, abd accessorised her bikini with weapons and a face that meant business.
Grace Jones as May Day
A View To Kill | 1985
Eccentirc singer Grace played one of the coolest and deadliest, female characters ever in a Bond film, possessing superhunamsn superhuman strength and donning various leather get-ups.
Denise Richards as Christmas Jones
The World Is Not Enough | 1999
She wasn't the typical choice, but Denise's Bond girl, a nuclear physicist, swapped the sexy swimsuit scenes for a Lara Croft vibe.