Nowadays, the sequence, when "Honey" (Ursula Andress) comes out of the ocean dressed in a white bikini with belt, is absolutely legendary. That bikini even received it‘s own name: the "Dr.-No-Bikini". In 2002, Halle Berry wore a bikini similar to Ursula’s – an homage to the first Bond girl ever.
The newest member of the "Bond Girl" family: The French actress Lea Seydoux had the honor to embody "Madeleine Swann“ in Spectre, the latest installment of the "James Bond" franchise, in 2015.
Grace Jones is a true multi-talent and professional singer, model and actress. She became known as the extravagant "May Day" in the James Bond movie A View to a Kill in 1985. But she was more than a mere side kick: Grace Jones was the first dark-skinned Bond girl.
The Swedish actress Britt Ekland became famous as the Bond girl in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). Next to Roger Moore and Christopher Lee, the handsome blonde played "Mary Goodnight".
In 1964 Shirley Eaton was the "Bond" girl next to Sean Connery. Nowadays she‘s said to be one of the most legendary "Bond" girls EVER. Playing the beautiful "Jill Masterson", Eaton died a really cruel death in Goldfinger: She was covered in gold from head to toe – in the end the precious metal suffocated the beautiful "Jill".
The Dutch actress Famke Janssen played the part of the female killer "Xenia Onatopp" opposite Pierce Brosnan in Golden Eye in 1995. While killing, "Xenia" tended to become very aroused. Janssens career didn‘t stop after "James Bond". Some examples from her very long filmography include performances in Haunted Hill or the blockbuster franchise X-Men.
In 1999 Denise Richards played "007’s" love interest in The World Is Not Enough. As "Dr. Christmas Jones", Denise Richards acted alongside Pierce Brosnan and Sophie Marceau. Richards received two nominations for the Golden Raspberry Award and in 2008 and she was voted "Worst Bond Girl Of All Times" by "Entertainment Weekly".
In Casino Royale the French Eva Green was the accountant "Vesper Lynd". Over the course of the film "Lynd" falls in love with "007" who was – in 2006 - embodied for the first time by Daniel Craig. Afterwards Daniel Craig played the famous MI-6 agent in Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and also Spectre (2015)...
In 1995, Izabella Scorupco embodied the Russian software engineer "Natalya Simonova" in Golden Eye. Pierce Brosnan played the famous M-I6 agent for the first time that year. By the way: "Golden Eye" was already the seventeenth film of the James Bond series...
Once again, we can admire the "Dr. No-Bikini", including the belt, as it was once worn by Ursula Andress in Dr. No (1962). The gorgeous Academy Award winner Halle Berry plays the role of "Jacintha ‚Jinx‘ Johnson" in Die Another Day (2002). Although this time the bikini was orange, not white, it is still a great homage to the unforgettable Ursula Andress.
Bérénice Marlohe is the face you may know as "Sévérine" from Skyfall (2012). The French actress supposedly tried to be cast as a "Bond" girl for no less than six years. The actress got French, Cambodian-Chinese roots – that‘s why Marlohe has that rather exotic look and breathtaking beauty...
What a duo: In Tomorrow Never Dies, released in 1997, Teri Hatcher starred as the beautiful "Paris Carver". "007" used to date her, but now she is the ‘trophy wife’ of his nemesis, the psychopathic media mogul "Elliot Carver", played by Jonathan Pryce.
In 1973, it was Jane Seymour who got the much sought-after part of the beautiful Bond girl. As "Solitaire", Seymour appeared next to Roger Moore in Live and Let Die. The film was not only Roger Moore’s debut as "007", but also the start to a marvelous career for Jane Seymour.