Like sexed up Hitchcock heroines they inspire glamour as they go from bikini to gown. And feminists let us not forget; they are always vital in the success of a Bond mission.
Here are a few of my favourites...
Honor Blackman as 'Pussy Galore' in 1964's Goldfinger
From a Beatle to Bond: Barbara Bach as 'Agent XXX' in 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me
Jane Seymour as 'Solitaire' in 1973's Live and Let Die
The Two Domino's: Christine Auger in 1965's Thunderball and Kim Basinger in 1983's Never Say Never Again
Eva Green as 'Vesper Lynd' in 2006's Casino Royale
The Ultimate: Ursula Andress as the quintessential Bond Girl 'Honey Ryder' in 1962's Dr.No
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