Poll

Who is the series' best leading Bond Girl?

Valerie Mathis [Casino Royal '54]
0 (0%)
Honey Ryder [Dr. No]
2 (18.2%)
Tatiana Romanova [From Russia with Love]
0 (0%)
Pussy Galore [Goldfinger]
1 (9.1%)
Dominique "Domino" Derval [Thunderball]
0 (0%)
Aki [You Only Live Twice]
0 (0%)
Teresa "Tracy" Draco-Bond [On Her Majesty's Secret Service]
2 (18.2%)
Tiffany Case [Diamonds are Forever]
0 (0%)
Solitaire [Live and Let Die]
0 (0%)
Mary Goodnight [The Man with the Golden Gun]
0 (0%)
Anya "XXX" Amasova [The Spy Who Loved Me]
0 (0%)
Holly Goodhead [Moonraker]
0 (0%)
Melina Havelock [For Your Eyes Only]
0 (0%)
Octopussy [Octopussy]
0 (0%)
Domino Petachi [Never Say Never Again]
0 (0%)
Stacey Sutton [A View to a Kill]
0 (0%)
Kara Milvoy [The Living Daylights]
0 (0%)
Pam Bouvier [Licence to Kill]
0 (0%)
Natalya Simonova [GoldenEye]
0 (0%)
Wai Lin [Tomorrow Never Dies]
1 (9.1%)
Elektra King [The World is Not Enough]
1 (9.1%)
Jinx Johnson [Die Another Day]
0 (0%)
Vesper Lynd [Casino Royale]
4 (36.4%)
Camille Montes [Quantum of Solace]
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 11

Author Topic: James Bond 007: Bond Girl  (Read 10406 times)

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James Bond 007: Bond Girl
« on: November 08, 2011, 09:58:54 AM »
Valerie Mathis (Linda Christian) from Casino Royale (1954)

Tatiana Romanova (Daniella Bianchi) from From Russia with Love

Dominique "Domino" Derval (Claudine Auger) from Thunderball

Teresa "Tracy" Draco-Bond (Diana Rigg) from On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Solitaire (Jane Seymour) from Live and Let Die

Anya "XXX" Amasova (Barbara Bach) from The Spy Who Loved Me

Melina Havelock (Carole Bouquet) from For Your Eyes Only

Domino Petachi (Kim Basinger) from Never Say Never Again

Kara Milvoy (Maryam d'Abo) from The Living Daylights

Natalya Simonova (Izabella Scorupco) from GoldenEye

Elektra King (Sophie Marceau) from The World is Not Enough

Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) from Casino Royale
Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress) from Dr. No

Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) from Goldfinger

Aki (Akiko Wakabayashi) from You Only Live Twice

Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) from Diamonds are Forever

Mary Goodnight (Britt Ekland) from The Man with the Golden Gun

Holly Goodhead (Lois Chiles) from Moonraker

Octopussy (Maud Adams) from Octopussy

Stacey Sutton (Tanya Roberts) from A View to a Kill

Pam Bouvier (Carey Lowell) from Licence to Kill

Wai Lin (Michelle Yeoh) from Tomorrow Never Dies

Jinx Johnson (Halle Berry) from Die Another Day

Camille Montes (Olga Kurylenko) from Quantum of Solace
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Re: James Bond 007: Bond Girl
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011, 10:06:55 AM »
Vesper by a wide margin.

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Re: James Bond 007: Bond Girl
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011, 10:13:07 AM »
I have no idea how to answer this. I'll mull over the four or five I truly love before choosing.
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Re: James Bond 007: Bond Girl
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011, 10:35:22 AM »
4. Anya "XXX" Amasova (Barbara Bach)
3. Vesper Lynd (Eva Green)
2. Solitaire (Jane Seymour)
1. Teresa "Tracy" Draco-Bond (Diana Rigg)
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Re: James Bond 007: Bond Girl
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2011, 10:35:46 AM »
1. Elektra King (Sophie Marceau) from The World is Not Enough
2. Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) from Casino Royale
3. Anya "XXX" Amasova (Barbara Bach) from The Spy Who Loved Me
4. Teresa "Tracy" Draco-Bond (Diana Rigg) from On Her Majesty's Secret Service
5. Wai Lin (Michelle Yeoh) from Tomorrow Never Dies

6. Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) from Goldfinger
7. Pam Bouvier (Carey Lowell) from Licence to Kill
8. Octopussy (Maud Adams) from Octopussy
9. Solitaire (Jane Seymour) from Live and Let Die
10. Domino Petachi (Kim Basinger) from Never Say Never Again
11. Holly Goodhead (Lois Chiles) from Moonraker
12. Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress) from Dr. No

13. Kara Milvoy (Maryam d'Abo) from The Living Daylights
14. Natalya Simonova (Izabella Scorupco) from GoldenEye
15. Camille Montes (Olga Kurylenko) from Quantum of Solace
16. Melina Havelock (Carole Bouquet) from For Your Eyes Only
17. Tatiana Romanova (Daniella Bianchi) from From Russia with Love

18. Jinx Johnson (Halle Berry) from Die Another Day
19. Stacey Sutton (Tanya Roberts) from A View to a Kill


Considering how the Bond girl defined the sexist role of 'babe' in an action movie, it's surprising how many of these parts and actresses are good. They work as reflections of the social atmosphere surrounding the Bond franchise at the time the movie was made. Many Bond films have that secondary girl as well and the acting in those roles is a lot more uneven. In License to Kill, Talisa Soto is every bit as bad as Carey Lowell is great. The major exception is Tanya Roberts who is just the worst. Halle Berry got tripped up in the terribly-written innuendo, but Roberts is perhaps the worst actress ever cast in a Bond film.

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Re: James Bond 007: Bond Girl
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2011, 10:53:04 AM »
Many Bond films have that secondary girl as well and the acting in those roles is a lot more uneven.

I was considering throwing the rest of the girls in a poll. Just say the word.
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Re: James Bond 007: Bond Girl
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2011, 12:32:51 PM »
I went with Tracy from OHMSS, but close behind her I would put Vesper Lynd, Honey Ryder, Pam Bouvier, Pussy Galore, Elektra King and Tatiana Romanova (all for Daniella Bianchi).
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Re: James Bond 007: Bond Girl
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2011, 05:27:36 PM »
1. Vesper Lynd
2. Tracy Draco
3. Tatiana Romanova
4. Natalya Simonova
5. Kara Milvoy
6. Melina Havelock
7. Anya Amasova
8. Elektra King
9. Camille Montes
10. Pam Bouvier
11. Pussy Galore
12. Honey Ryder

13. Domino
14. Holly Goodhead
15. Solitaire
16. Octopussy

17. Wai Lin
18. Aki
19. Jinx Johnson
20. Mary Goodnight
21. Tiffany Case
22. Stacey Sutton
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Re: James Bond 007: Bond Girl
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2011, 04:15:55 AM »
Wai Lin (Michelle Yeoh) from Tomorrow Never Dies, because it is Michelle Yeoh.