From Vesper Lynde to Pussy Galore: The 12 Sexiest Bond Girls for 'Skyfall'

In honor of the release of the James Bond flick 'Skyfall' and its lovely female leads, we've rounded up 12 of our favorite Bond girls from over the years. Yowza!
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From Vesper Lynde to Pussy Galore: The 12 Sexiest Bond Girls for ‘Skyfall’

In honor of the release of the James Bond flick ‘Skyfall’ and its lovely female leads, we’ve rounded up 12 of our favorite Bond girls from over the years. Yowza!

-Lucia Peters

Berenice Marlohe Naomie Harris Skyfall

The new James Bond flick, Skyfall, comes out tomorrow, and we couldn’t be more excited! What can we say? We’re suckers for a good spy story. And of course, along with any James Bond flick, we get not only Bond himself (hey there, Daniel Craig!), but also the Bond girls. Although we’d prefer them to be called “Bond women,” the female characters of Bond’s world got the name early on and it seems to have stuck, so we’re making the best of it. Berenice Marlohe and Naomie Harris join their ranks in Skyfall, so in honor of the film’s release, we’ve rounded up 12 of our favorite Bond girls. From crossbow experts to brainy beauties and from villainesses to heroines, we think these ladies rock. Read on for more!

1. Ursula Andress – Honey Ryder, Dr. No

Ursula Andress

You always remember your first, right? Ursula Andress’ voice may have been completely dubbed over in post-production, but the independent and beautiful shell diver Honey Ryder is still considered the best of the best. Her entrance involves her emerging from the ocean in a white bikini (a bikini which, incidentally, has its own Wikipedia page). Talk about a classic James Bond moment!

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2. Honor Blackman – Pussy Galore, Goldfinger

Honor Blackman

Before Mrs. Peel (Diana Rigg), there was another resident kickass lady in The Avengers (the British spy show from the ‘60s, not the Mavel superheroes): Cathy Gale, as played by Honor Blackman. After The Avengers, Honor went on to star as one of the most well-known of all Bond girls, Goldfinger’s dangerous and deadly Pussy Galore. Fun fact: Though she’s a pilot in the film, she ran an organized crime gang in Ian Fleming’s original novel.

3. Diana Rigg – Countess Teresa di Vicenzo, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Diana Rigg

James Bond may be a famous womanizer, but he did actually marry one of the many, many women he’s fallen in love with over the years: Countess Teresa di Vincenzo, mostly referred to as Tracy (“Teresa is a saint; I’m known as Tracy,” she tells Bond upon meeting him). But alas! Tragedy struck at their wedding! And hey, speaking of The Avengers—“Mrs. Peel! We’re needed!”

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