In celebration of the new James Bond flick out today in cinemas across Australia, Couturing gives you the low down of our top 10 fashionable Bond Girls.
1. Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder in Dr. No (1962)
Considered to be the original Bond Girl, Ursula Andress rocked the tiny white bikini in this iconic, sexy beach look. In a look that was equal parts sexy and dangerous, Honey Ryder’s famous bikini sold for $59,755 in an auction in 2001, and Andress’ famous scene will go down in history as one of cinema’s most memorable moments.
2. Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger (1964)
Honor Blackman was a hit from head-to-toe in the famous Goldfinger as the somewhat unfortunately named Pussy Galore. Based on Blanche Blackwell, who was considered the love of Bond creator, Ian Fleming’s life, Pussy Galore channeled the elegance of Grace Kelly, while showing a hint of her sexy side in plunging necklines.
3. Sophie Marceau as Elektra King in The World is Not Enough (1999)
Sophie Marceau set hearts racing as Bond Girl Elektra King. The French bombshell certainly caught Pierce Bronsnan’s eye in an array of heavily embellished evening gowns, perfectly showing off her stunning figure.
4. Jane Seymour as Solitaire in Live and Let Die (1973)
Long hair, Indian-inspired long maxi dresses and a sunrise colour palette, Jane Seymour rocked the boho-look before Olsen twins even existed.
5. Barbara Bach as Major Anya ‘Triple X’ Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Barbara Bach did sexy Russian spy so well. Her array of fashion forward swimwear outfits was the cherry on top. It’s easy to see why she caught the eye of Beatle’s member Ringo Starr.
6. Grace Jones as May Day in A View to a Kill (1985)
No one says fierce more than Grace Jones. With thigh-high boots, leather pants and the overall ‘I’m hot and I’ll kill you’ look in her eye, Jones dominates in this Bond film as a sexy and fearless assassin. With a body to die for, Jones favoured power shouldered looked with matching drapey hoods.
7. Famke Janssen as Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye (1995)
Nothing says sexy like evil does. Famke Janssen encapsulates exactly that with her dangerously flawless face and body in GoldenEye. Famous for squeezing her victims to death with her thighs, Xenia rocked a army get-up as easily as a tight-fitting evening gown.
8. Halle Berry as GIacinta “Jinx” Johnson in Die Another Day (2002)
The perfect homage to Ursula Andress’s beach babe look from 1962’s Bond Dr No, Halle Berry looked stunning rising out of the sea in this orange two-piece. She proved to be more than a match for Pierce Bronsnan’s Bond, with her character Jinx, not only being adept at hand to hand combat, but also an expert marksman and pilot to boot.
9. Gemma Arterton as Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solace (2008)
With an Audrey Hepburn-esque look, classic bob and elegant Burberry trenches – Gemma Arterton revitalised classic beauty of the Bond Girls with her turn as Strawberry Fields. Despite her somewhat comical name, Arterton described her character as “the thinking man’s crumpet”.
10. Bérénice Marlohe as Sévérine in Skyfall (2012)
Out in cinemas today, we can’t wait to see how Jany Temime has dressed the latest Bond Girl in the new Bond film, Skyfall. Born in Paris, and of Chinese, Cambodian and French descent, the glamourous Marlohe is connected to Skyfall’s villain Silva played by Javier Bardem. From what we can see, it’s looking pretty darn exciting.