As the new James Bond film Skyfall is about to hit US theaters tomorrow, critics are already ranking it among the best in the 007 franchise. And we just couldn’t resist taking another opportunity to revisit the 007 franchise and celebrate the iconic beauties that have played Bond femme-fatales over time…the Bond Girls.
So, what makes these films so popular? Could it be the sexy, strong and womanizing leading men, the latest of which is Daniel Craig, who slay the bad guys while cleaning up in the bedrooms as well? Or, is it the non-stop shoot-em-up action and almost frenetic camera work that these films thrive on…shaken not stirred of course! Whatever it is, it has proven to be a cash cow combination that has triumphed for 23 films over five decades both stateside and internationally.
Daniel Craig in the highly anticipated movie Skyfall (2012)
Whether it’s Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, or Daniel Craig, one of the most endearing, anticipated and coveted roles of the franchise is probably the role of the sexy, seductive and villainous Bond Girl. Here’s a look at our favorite Bond Girl style throughout the years both on and off screen.
The Man With the Golden Gun saw Roger Moore paired with sexy Sweedish beauties Britt Ekland and Maud Adams
Britt Ekland wore a sleek fur shrug on her wedding day in 1964 when she married English comedian Peter Sellers
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Barbara Bach played Soviet agent Triple X in the 1977 film ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’
Barbara Bach was clad in fur in an earlier promo ad
Maud Adams as Octopussy, Octopussy (1983)
A View to A Kill (1985)
Grace Jones & Roger Moore, appeared together in ‘A View to Kill’
Fashion and music icon Grace Jones set many trends that still endure today
Tomorrow never Dies (1997)
Teri Hatcher, as Paris Carver, in Tomorrow Never Dies
A fresh faced Teri Hatcher dressed in a fur collar coat
Michelle Yeoh, as Wai Lin, alongside Pierce Brosnan in Tomorrow Never Dies
Michelle Yeoh dressed in fur
Die Another Day (2002)
Actress Halle Berry, as JINX, is shown in a scene from the 2002 James Bond series film “Die Another Day”
Halle Berry out with friends dressed in a fur vest
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Olga Kurylenko in quantum of solace
Actor Daniel Craig proves that he has swagger too in his sleek shearling while running around town in Sweden.
Dame Judi Dench, who also stars in the Bond flick, was stunning at the premiere
Daniel Craig and Bond Girl co-star Naomie Harris on the red carpet of the London world premier for Skyfall
Daniel Craig and co-star Bérénice Marlohe on the red carpet of the London world premier for Skyfall
Don’t miss our other Bond Girls post!
See you at the movies!