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The James Bond Girls: Pop Culture’s Glamorous Icon

Today marks a sad day in pop culture. One of the most beloved James Bond actors, Roger Moore, has passed away. The best way we at FurInsider know how to acknowledge such greatness is to take a look back at the cultural impact Mr. Moore, and the James Bond franchise, has had over the decades. With this we wanted to rerun one of our previously archived stories on the beloved Bond Girls…. Even to this day they inspire our #BodyGoals!  Enjoy~

Roger Moore is one of the most beloved actors to have taken on the role of James Bond

Roger Moore is one of the most beloved actors to have taken on the role of James Bond

Roger Moore is one of the most beloved actors to have taken on the role of James Bond

Roger Moore passed away today at the age of 89

Roger Moore is one of the most beloved actors to have taken on the role of James Bond

James Bond movies that featured actor Roger Moore

James Bond…the Men & Women Who Shaped Pop Culture

Let’s face it; there aren’t any other film franchises that do more to celebrate female beauty than James Bond. Rest assured that the objectification of these women and the accompanying misogyny doesn’t pass unnoticed. But when all is wrapped up in enough camp and glamour, the Bond Girl remains a popular culture icon the globe over… the ultimate “object of desire.”

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‘A View to A Kill’ 1985 starring Roger Moore

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Dr. No (1962) Eon Productions – Tessa Prendergast (as Tessa Welborn), Costume Designer – Terence Young, Director

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Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder, Dr. No (1962)

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Linda Christian played Valerie Mathis in the 1954 TV version of Casino Royale

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Famke Janssen as Xenia Onatopp, GoldenEye (1995)

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Promotional picture from James Bond’s 1974 ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’ film

The Bond Girl is first and foremost the “it” beauty of the moment. Going back through the 20-plus James Bond films the hair and make-up styles, or the clothes and body types favored and chronicled with each film tell as much about the culture of their respective generations as the gadgetry and latest scientific innovations that pepper the franchise. Mr. 007, himself, also follows suit, which may explain his enduring appeal.

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Jill St. John as Tiffany Case and Sean Connery in the 1971 film ‘Diamonds are Forever’

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Die Another Day (2002) Eon Production, Danjaq, MGM – Lee Tamahori, Director

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Margaret Nolan as Dink, Goldfinger (1964)

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Kristina Wayborn as Magda, Octopussy (1983)

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Roger Moore, who played James Bond, relaxes on a bed of fur with co star Sue Vanner during filming of the 1976 film ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’

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Alison Doody as Jenny Flex, A View to a Kill (1985)

One of the greatest quirks about the James Bond Girls is their over-the-top, often double-entendre names. Seriously, who comes-up with these names? Some are as eyebrow-raising and ridiculous as they are fun to say with foreign accents – cases in point: Pussy Galore, Dr. Holly Goodhead, Honey Ryder, Octopussy, Plenty O’Toole, Xenia Onatopp, Kissy Suzuki, Christmas Jones, Strawberry Fields, Domino, Solitaire, Jinx, (for the more extreme ones), and, Elektra King, Vesper Lynd, Paris Carver, Wai Lin, Natalya Simonova, Pam Bouvier, Lupe Lamora, Kara Milovy, Stacey Sutton, Melina Havelock, Major Anya Amasova, Mary Goodnight, Tiffany Case, Tracy Di Vicenzo, Tatiana Romanova (for the more tamed ones).

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Luciana Paluzzi as Fiona Volpe, Thunderball (1965)

Another scene from 'Thunderball'

Another scene from ‘Thunderball’

Diana Rigg as Tracy Bond, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

George Lazenby and Diana Rigg during the filming of the 1969 James Bond film 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'

George Lazenby and Diana Rigg during the filming of the 1969 James Bond film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’

Madelene “Maddy” Smith as Miss Caruso, Live and Let Die (1973)

Britt Ekland as Mary Goodnight, The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

Barbara Bach as Anya Amasova, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Timothy Dalton as James Bond with actress Maryam d'Abo in the 1976 film 'The Living Daylights'

Timothy Dalton as James Bond with actress Maryam d’Abo in the 1976 film ‘The Living Daylights’

Carole Bouquet as Melina Havelock, For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Maud Adams as Octopussy, Octopussy (1983)

Maud Adams as Octopussy, Octopussy (1983)

Tanya Roberts as Stacey Sutton, A View To A Kill (1985)

Carey Lowell as Pam Bouvier, License to Kill (1989)

Talisa Soto as Lupe Lamora, Licence to Kill (1989)

Teri Hatcher as Paris Carver, Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Caterina Murino as Solange, Casino Royale (2006)

Olga Kurylenko as Camille Montes, Quantum of Solace (2008)

Agent 007’s enduring appeal comes in part from his jet-setting lifestyle, his glam-ridden surroundings and, of course, his fashionable Bond Girls. Jean Paul Gaultier is such an avid fan of James Bond films that his past Fall 2011/Winter 2012 menswear collection was a Bond-inspired affair. Gaultier went so far as to introduce a unique bond girl in the menswear line-up in the form of the androgynous [and very pretty] Australian male model, Andrej Pejic. This little twist on convention encapsulates the camp of yesteryears and pushes forward what beauty is and can be “007 style”.

Eunice Gayson as Sylvia Trench, Dr. No (1962) and From Russia with Love (1963)

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Another image of Diana Rigg who was draped in fur as Tracy Di Vicenzo in 1969’s ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’

Jean Paul Gaultier – Fall 2011/Winter 2012 menswear collection

Australian male model, Andrej Pejic – Jean Paul Gaultier – Fall 2011/Winter 2012 menswear collection

Australian male model, Andrej Pejic – Jean Paul Gaultier – Fall 2011/Winter 2012 menswear collection

We can’t wait to see what makes the next Bond Girl tick .