Sixty Years of the Bond Girl

When it comes to the Bond Girl, you must put aside any assumptions that these are damsels in distress—James Bond has often met his match at the hands of Pussy Galore, Countess Tracy, or Vesper Lynd.
Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger, 1964.

Rather than being straightforward arm-candy, the majority are fully-fleshed out characters. Some have even convinced our British spy to take up nuptials (although sadly this never ends with Bond living happily ever after), while others betray 007 when he is most vulnerable—in the bedroom. The Bond Girl has evolved in bounds since Ursella Andress emerged from the sea in Dr No, with Madeleine Swann forging her own story between the central Bond plotline. Here are just a few of our favourite Bond Girls from over the past sixty years.


September 2022


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