Fans of James Bond can let out a giant sigh of relief because production on the twenty-third 007 film is underway. If you’re not up to date, the franchise was in trouble because its studio MGM was in financial trouble, but Sony looks like it will be footing the bill. Thus far we know that Daniel Craig and Judi Dench will be reprising their roles. It also appears that Javier Bardem will be the villain in the upcoming release. However, there’s only one casting announcement that we truly care about… the next Bond Girl. Thus far there are rumors of Rachel Weisz and Kim Kardashian in the coveted role. Regardless of who lands the next Bond Girl role she’s going to have some big shoes to fill. Here’s a look at Bond Girls through the years.
Honey Ryder in Dr. No (1962)
Born: March 19, 1936
Measurements: 37 1/2-22-35
Only Bond girl that appeared in the Peter Seller’s Bond parody Casino Royale in 1966, as Vesper Lynd, and the Bond novel On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
Sylvia Trench in Dr. No (1962) and From Russia With Love (1963)
Born: March 17, 1928
Initially cast as Miss Moneypenny. Her daughter, Kate, was an extra in 1995′s GoldenEye.
Tatiana Romanova in From Russia With Love (1963)
Born: January 31, 1942
Won Miss Rome title in 1960. In 1967, starred in the Bond parody Operation Kid Brother with Sean Connery’s younger brother Neil.
Pussy Galore in Goldfinger (1964)
Born: December 12, 1927
At 38 she was the oldest Bond girl.
Jill Masterson in Goldfinger (1964)
Born: January 12, 1937
Began stage acting at age 12. Her first on-camera appearance was in 1951.
Tilly Masterson in Goldfinger (1964).
Born: May 19, 1941
Was originally considered for the lead Bond girl role in From Russia With Love.
Domino Derval in Thunderball (1965)
Born: April 26, 1941
Is a former Miss France.
Patricia Fearing in Thunderball (1965)
Began career as a model and appeared in “Playboy,” “Modern Man,” “Cavalcade,” “Beau,” “Ace,” “Parade,” “Best for Men,” “Dapper,” and “Escapade.”
Paula Caplan in Thunderball (1965)
Born: September 26, 1941
Was a former Miss Jamaica and had the role of the gypsy Zora in From Russia With Love.
Fiona Volpe in Thunderball (1965)
Born: June 10, 1937
She was originally considered for the lead Bond Girl Domino Derval.
Kissy Suzuki in You Only Live Twice (1967)
Born: November 20, 1943
Was the first Asian Bond Girl and had appeared in almost 70 films before getting hitched to 007.
Aki in You Only Live Twice (1967)
Born: August 26, 1941
Switched roles with Mie Hama because Hama had difficulty with the English language.
Helga Brandt in You Only Live Twice (1967)
Born: February 22, 1938
First German Bond Girl who appeared as the leading role in the play “Der Neurosenkavalier” more than 500 times.
Tracy Draco in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
Born: July 20, 1938
Measurements: 34-25-36 1/2
Became a Dame, which is equivalent to Sir, in 1994 for her contributions to film and theater. Was also one of the first major actors to appear nude on-stage in 1970′s “Abelard and Heloise”
Ruby Bartlett in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
Born: November 8, 1945
Played the part of Buttercup in the Peter Sellers 007 parody Casino Royale in 1966.
Jill St. John
Tiffany Case in Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Born: August 19, 1940
The first American Bond Girl with an IQ of 162. Was taking classes at UCLA when she was 14.
Plenty O’Toole in Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Born: March 1, 1946
Sister of the late Natalie Wood who received her Bond role after appearing in Playboy.
Solitaire in Live and Let Die (1973)
Born: February 15, 1951
Does not actually have English ancestry, despite her persona, her father was from Eastern Europe and her mother was Dutch.
Rosie Carver in Live and Let Die (1973)
Born: March 3, 1949
Was the first African-American love interest for James Bond. She gained exposure by working at the Playboy Club as a Bunny.
Mary Goodnight in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
Born: October 6, 1942
Was married to Peter Sellers from 1964 to 1968 and was portrayed by Charlize Theron in the film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.
Andrea Anders in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) and Octopussy in Octopussy (1983)
Born: February 12, 1945
This former model is the only actress to play a lead role in two different Bond Films. Her first was in The Man With The Golden Gun and her second was Octopussy in 1983. She’s also an extra in 1985′s A View To A Kill.
Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Born: August 27, 1947
This former Playboy regular is married to Ringo Starr.
Naomi in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Born: January 16, 1949
Refused an offer to pose nude for Playboy and even films that called for it, such as Force 10 From Navarone. She also turned down the role of of Ursa in Superman.
Holly Goodhead in Moonraker (1977)
Born: April 15, 1947
Was original choice for Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me but turned it down because of her self-imposed hiatus, however, director Lewis Gilbert convinced her to play the part of Holly Goodhead before she left acting.
Corinne Dufour in Moonraker (1977)
Born: March 23, 1950
This French actress has remained active in films, although mainly in Europe.
Melina Havelock in For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Born: August 18, 1957
Was interviewed for the lead in Moonraker. Went on to become a spokes-model for Chanel in the 90′s.
Countess Lisl in For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Born: December 15, 1948
Met her future husband, and future James Bond himself, Pierce Brosnan while on the set of For Your Eyes Only.
Bibi in For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Born: December 13, 1958
Was a professional ice skater in the 70′s.
Magda in Octopussy (1983)
Born: September 24, 1950
Was Miss Sweden in 1970.
Domino Petachi in Never Say Never Again (1983)
Born: December 8, 1953
Measurements: 35 1/2C-24-35 1/2
First Bond Girl and first woman to pose naked in Playboy to win an Oscar.
Fatima Blush in Never Say Never Again (1983)
Born: December 31, 1945
This former model is rumored to have turned down a role in Octopussy because she wanted to work with Sean Connery was returning as James Bond in Never Say Never Again.
Stacey Sutton in A View To A Kill (1985)
Born: October 15, 1955
Measurements: 34B-21-34 in 1976 and 36-21-34 in 1984
Was not only a Bond Girl but also one of the last original Charlie’s Angels.
MayDay in A View To A Kill (1985)
Born: May 19, 1948
Lived with Swedish actor Dolph Lundgren for four years, who appeared with her in the Bond film A View to a Kill, though contrary to popular rumor they were never engaged.
Pola Ivanova in A View To A Kill (1985)
Born: October 10, 1956
Was born in Nigeria.
Kara Milovy in The Living Daylights (1987)
Born: December 27, 1960
Wrote, produced and hosted the TV special Bond Girls Are Forever in 2002.
Pam Bouvier in License To Kill (1989)
Born: February 11, 1961
Is currently married to Richard Gere and was once married to Griffin Dunne.
Lupe Lamora in License To Kill (1989)
Born: March 27, 1967
Turned down a Playboy spread and is currently married to actor Benjamin Bratt.
Natalya Simonova in GoldenEye (1995)
Born: June 4, 1970
Measurements: 34-23 1/2-33 1/2
Was originally offered lead role in L.A. Confidential, but turned it down. That role went to former Bond Girl Kim Basinger.
Xenia Onatopp in Golden Eye (1995)
Born: November 5, 1964
Gave Conan O’ Brien a demonstration of her character’s signature move while promoting GoldenEye.
Wai Lin in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Born: August 6, 1962
This former Miss Malaysia is one of the only female stars whom Jackie Chan lets do her own stunts.
Paris Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Born: December 8, 1964
Was a San Franciso 49ers Cheerleader before acting.
Christmas Jones in The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Born: February 17, 1971
The former Mrs. Charlie Sheen was voted the “Worst Bond Girl of All Time” by the readers of British newspaper Daily Mail.
Elektra King in The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Born: November 17, 1966
Measurements: 36 1/4C-23 1/2- 35 1/2
Began acting at the age of 14. Her first role was in the French film The Party (1980).
Maria Grazia Cucinotta
Cigar Girl in The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Born: July 27, 1968
Measurements: 39D-25 1/2-35 1/2
This Italian hottie has also been seen in The Sopranos and more recently The Rite with Anthony Hopkins.
Miranda Frost in Die Another Day (2002)
Born: January 28, 1979
Can play the piano and cello and can speak French and German.
Jinx in Die Another Day (2002)
Born: August 14, 1966
This former high school cheerleader is the first Oscar winner to become a Bond Girl.
Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale (2006)
Born: July 5, 1980
This French vixen has composed music for the flute and piano.
Solange in Casino Royale (2006)
Born: September 15, 1977
Reached fourth place in the 1996 Miss Italy contest.
Strawberry Fields in Quantum Of Solace (2008)
Born: January 12, 1986
Despite beating out 1500 other actresses for her role in Quantum Of Solace, she lost out roles in Iron Man 2 to Scarlett Johansson, and the Dark Knight Rises to Anne Hathaway.
Camille in Quantum Of Solace (2008)
Born: November 14, 1979
This Ukrainian-born actress trained as a model in Moscow and as a ballerina in the Soviet Union as a child.
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