The scene in Dr. No (1962) when "Honey" (Ursula Andress) comes out of the ocean dressed in a white bikini with a 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 ever Bond girl.
Honor Balckman played the iconic "Pussy Galore" in Goldfinger (1964). Playing a high-flying criminal with an unforgettable name, Goldfinger is said to be the first real Bond film in the sixties.
In 1965, Thunderball was released with Luciana Paluzzi starring in the role of villain romantic interest "Fiona Volpe".
On Her Majesty's Secret Service came out in 1969 and Diana Rigg had the starring role of "Tracy di Vicenzo". Begging "James Bond" to marry her, "Tracy" isn't just any "bond girl"...
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.
Barbara Bach played the Russian spy "Anya Amasova" in the 1997 film, The Spy Who Loved Me.
In the 1981 film, For Your Eyes Only, Carole Bouquet played the iconic "bond girl" "Melina Havelock" alongside Roger Moore.
The legendary bond star Maud Adams played the character of "Octopussy" in the 1983 film Octopussy alongside famous bond actor Roger Moore.
Played by Grace Jones, "May Day" is finally an equal match for "James Bond". In the 1985 film A View to a Kill, Grace Jones executes the role of "May Day" flawlessly. It's a shame the character commits suicide at the end...
The character of "Pam Bouvier" is played by Carey Lowell in A License to Kill (1989). Alongside Timothy Dalton as "James Bond", this film generates all the sparks between the pair throughout the thriller of a plot line.
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. Fun fact: Golden Eye was the seventeenth film of the James Bond franchise...
Famous for doing her own stunts, Michelle Yeoh played "Wai Lin" in the 1997 James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies. Playing an elite Chinese secret agent who reluctantly partners with "007", Michelle Yeoh does in incredible job playing the iconic "bond girl".
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.
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 is orange and not white, it is still a great homage to the unforgettable Ursula Andress.
In 2006, Casino Royale was released starring Daniel Craig and Eva Green as "Vesper Lynd". Playing one of the most complex and developed female characters in the franchise, Eva Green does a fantastic job with the role.
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 has French, Cambodian-Chinese roots – that‘s why Marlohe has that rather exotic look and breathtaking beauty...
The newest member of the "Bond Girl" family is the French actress Léa Seydoux. She had the honor to play "Madeleine Swann“ in Spectre, the latest installment of the James Bond franchise, in 2015.