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Top 5 hottest Bond Girls – have we missed some off?

Ian Smith

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Bond girls are considered “ubiquitous symbols” of glamour and sophistication.There is no set rule on what kind of person a Bond girl will be or what role she will play. She may be an ally or an enemy of Bond, pivotal to the mission or simply eye candy. There are female characters such as Judi Dench’s M and Camille Montes, who are not romantic interests of Bond, and hence not strictly Bond girls.The role of a Bond girl, as it has evolved in the films, is typically a high-profile part that can sometimes give a major boost to the career of unestablished actresses, although a number of Bond girls were well-established beforehand.

5.Jill Masterson/Shirley Eaton in Goldfinger
Shirley Eaton as the murdered Jill Masterson .Source

Shirley Eaton as the murdered Jill Masterson .Source

Jill Masterton played by Shirley Eaton is the secondary Bond girl in Ian Fleming’s James Bond novel Goldfinger.  Jill Masterson was .Shirley Eaton is most recognized for appearing in the film and numerous advertisements covered head to toe in gold paint.

4.Tracy Bond/Diana Rigg in  On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,  1969
Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo by Diana Rigg .Source

Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo by Diana Rigg .Source

In Fleming’s novels, Bond is a broken man after Tracy’s death. In You Only Live Twice, he has begun drinking heavily, is compromised in his abilities as an agent and M is forced to acknowledge that he is no longer fit for service. However he decides to give Bond one last chance and assigns him to an intelligence-related diplomatic affair in Japan. This in turn leads to a duel to the death with Blofeld in the climax of the novel, and Bond is finally awarded his revenge. In the aftermath, however, he is left with amnesia.

In the films, James Bond is tracking Blofeld in the pre-title credits sequence of Diamonds Are Forever. The film does not explain why nor does it mention Tracy. Originally, it had been planned that On Her Majesty’s Secret Service would end with Bond and Tracy driving away from their wedding. The scenes where she was shot were filmed at the same time with the intention that they would form the pre-title sequence of Diamonds Are Forever. This was rendered inviable whenGeorge Lazenby left the role, as it would have meant either having two actors play Bond in Diamonds Are Forever or re-filming Tracy’s death with the new actor as Bond, so the scenes were added to the end of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

3. Anya Amasova/ Barbara Bach in The Spy Who Loved Me
Anya Amasova played by Barbara Bach .Source

Anya Amasova played by Barbara Bach .Source

 

In Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond, scholar Robert A. Caplen argues that Anya’s character “is groundbreaking within the Bond Girl paradigm” because she is “imbued with a plausibility that surpasses her predecessors . . . .”Nevertheless, Caplen observes that Anya’s “significant moments of independence and assertiveness are tempered by the constraints inherent in the successful Bondian formula

2.Pussy Galore/ Honor Blackman in Goldfinger 1959
Pussy Galore by Honor Blackman .Source

Pussy Galore by Honor Blackman .Source

James Bond: Who are you?
Pussy Galore: My name is Pussy Galore.
James Bond: I must be dreaming

Pussy ranked second in a poll of favourite Bond girls by Entertainment Weekly in 2007, beaten only by Ursula Andress’ character Honey Rider. Yahoo! Movies had her name included in the 2012 list of the best Bond girl names, calling it “The most famous Bond Girl name, and also the rudest – US censors almost cut it from Goldfinger.”

1.Honey Rider/Ursula Andress in  Dr. No 1962
Ursula Andress as Honey Rider in Dr. No.Source

Ursula Andress as Honey Rider in Dr. No.Source

In the film series, Ryder is widely regarded as the first Bond girl, although she is not the first woman in the film to be with Bond (that distinction belongs to Sylvia Trench, while Miss Taro was Bond’s first mission-related “conquest”). Her entrance in the film, emerging from the ocean in a white bikini with two large seashells, while the sun shines on her wet blonde hair, is considered a classic James Bond moment. As an homage, Halle Berry performed a similar scene in an orange bikini in the 20th James Bond film, Die Another Day. Andress referred to the Dr. No bikini as the “secret of her success”