Table of content    
  1. Shirley Eaton, 1964
  2. Eva Green, 2006
  3. Honor Blackman, 1964
  4. Britt Ekland, 1974
  5. Carole Bouquet, 1981
  6. Tsai Chin, 1967
  7. Sophie Marceau, 1999
  8. Barbara Bach, 1977
  9. Karin Dor, 1967
  10. Grace Jones, 1985
  11. Jane Seymour, 1973
  12. Tonia Sotiropoulou, 2012
  13. Denise Richards, 1999
  14. Carey Lowell, 1989
  15. Olga Kurylenko, 2008
  16. Famke Janssen, 1995

16 Legendary Bond Girls You May Forget About

Welcome to the glamorous world of espionage, where high-stakes thrills and seductive allure intertwine! While James Bond has become an iconic figure, there's a captivating ensemble that has often slipped from our memory—the legendary Bond girls who lent their charm and intelligence to the world's most famous spy.

In this enthralling article, we invite you to embark on a nostalgic journey as we dust off the archives to rediscover 16 unforgettable Bond girls, whose contributions to the franchise deserve to be celebrated once more. From the charming vixens to the brainy agents, each of these remarkable women brought their unique flair to the silver screen, leaving an indelible mark on pop culture. Keep scrolling down to revisit the enchanting world of Bond, one captivating leading lady at a time!


#1. Shirley Eaton, 1964

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One of the most well-liked films of the 1960s was James Bond's Goldfinger. Shirley Eaton portrayed Jill Masterson in 1964, the well-known girl with the gold paint who assisted Bond in extorting Goldfinger. She was unfortunately killed by Goldfinger in order to exact revenge, so her tale did not end well.

After Bond, her career took off, and she appeared in more than 40 films and TV Shows.up until 2001. She even wrote a book titled Golden Girl about her time as a Bond girl in 1999, and it was a huge success.


#2. Eva Green, 2006

The French actress Eva Green was chosen to play Vesper Lynd. In 2006's Casino Royale, Lynd was in charge of overseeing the money lent to James Bond for his poker game with Le Chiffre. After being poisoned, Vesper ultimately helped save Bond's life.

In 2003's The Dreamers directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, Green made his film debut. Following her time as a Bond girl, she appeared in a number of films and TV shows. She recently recreated the Disney movie Dumbo in which she plays Colette Marchant.


#3. Honor Blackman, 1964

In 1964's Goldfinger, English actress Honor Blackman played one of Bond's girls. She portrayed Pussy Galore, an Auric Goldfinger-controlled organization of female pilots.

Blackman has continued to act; her most recent appearance was in the 2015 television series You, Me & Them. She was best known for her protracted portrayal of Catherine Gale on the television series The Avengers. She also appeared in several Doctor Who episodes from the 1980s as Professor Lasky.


#4. Britt Ekland, 1974

Swedish actress Britt Ekland gained notoriety for playing Mary Goodnight in The Man with the Golden Gun in 1974. In London and while on a mission in Hong Kong, Mary served as Bond's personal assistant.

Writing three books with the titles True Britt, Sensual Beauty: And How to Achieve It, and Sweet Life, Ekland is both a singer and a writer. She appeared in several action films, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s, but she hasn't appeared on screen since 2013.


#5. Carole Bouquet, 1981

The character of Melina Havelock is played by Carole Bouquet in the 1981 movie For Your Eyes Only. Melina teams up with Bond to fight the same foe after learning who killed her family in order to exact revenge.

Bouquet primarily appeared in French films. For her work in Too Beautiful for You, she was also given the César Award for Best Actress. She appeared in the Sex and the City episode "An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux" in 2004 as Juliet in a minor role.


#6. Tsai Chin, 1967

Tsai Chin, a British actress of Chinese descent, portrayed Ling, a Bond girl, in the opening scene of You Only Live Twice in 1967. The two of them discuss how Chinese girls differ from all other girls in the well-known scene.

In addition to writing the book Daughter of Shanghai, Chin is also a singer, a teacher, and an actress. She appeared in a number of notable films after Bond, including Memoirs of a Geisha, Now You See Me 2, and Casino Royal. She most recently appeared in the 2019 film Lucky Grandma.


#7. Sophie Marceau, 1999

The stunning French actress Sophie Marceau served as Elektra King in the 1999 James Bond film The World is Not Enough. She experienced Stockholm syndrome after being abducted, at which point she decided to collaborate with her kidnapper to destroy Istanbul.

Marceau works as an author, screenwriter, director, and actress. Her most recent role was Hélène in Madame Mills, une voisine si parfaite. She has played in more than 40 films overall, mostly French ones.


#8. Barbara Bach, 1977

The Spy Who Loved Me was released in 1977, and Barbara Bach played Triple X. Anya Amasova had the same task as Bond regarding some stolen microfilms under this code name. They eventually cooperate after having numerous disagreements.

After her appearance in the James Bond movie, Bach didn't make many more. To the North of Katmandu was where she last appeared in a film. She first met Ringo Starr, the drummer for the Beatles, while performing as Lana on the Caveman set in 1981. They have been married ever since.


#9. Karin Dor, 1967

German actress Karin Dor portrayed the lovely Helga Brandt in You Only Live Twice in 1967. She had ginger hair. To get the chance to kill Bond, Helga plays the fool and pretends to fall for him. She fails, and she ultimately commits suicide.

In her acting career, Dor appeared in more than 70 films in both Germany and the United States. Rosa was her most recent character in Die Abhandene Welt. 2017 saw her passing.


#10. Grace Jones, 1985

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May Day, a well-known model and singer, was the Bond girl. May was an assassin working for Bond's enemy in the 1985 movie A View to a Kill, and she murdered his driver. However, after being betrayed by one of her own, she joins Bond's team.

After James Bond, the American-Jamaican supermodel appeared in a number of movies, but over the years, she has primarily contributed to the soundtracks of numerous blockbuster films. She's reportedly going to make a brief cameo appearance in the newest Bond film.


#11. Jane Seymour, 1973

Jane Seymour portrays the psychic and tarot card reader, Solitaire. At first, she’s working against Bond, but shortly she ends up partnering with him. She is an actress and producer and is present in one of these manners in many Hollywood movies such as Wedding Crashers.

Seymour earned a Golden Globe for her role in the East of Eden miniseries in 1982, has been nominated for more, and also is an Emmy award winner for her role in Onassis: The Richest Man in the World.


#12. Tonia Sotiropoulou, 2012

The French actress Bérénice Marlohe won the role of Sévérine in Skyfall after the Greek actress initially tried out for it.

The film's casting director really liked her even though she was passed over for a bigger part and ended up giving her a different, smaller part. She was James Bond's only nighttime companion when she appeared next to him.


#13. Denise Richards, 1999

Dr. Christmas Jones was portrayed by Denise Richards in the 1999 James Bond movie The World is Not Enough. She assisted James Bond in finding a hidden bomb while also saving his life.

She has appeared in a number of supporting roles in big-budget films like Love Actually and Scary Movie 3. She most recently portrayed Shauna Fulton in The Bold and the Beautiful, and she is currently filming more shows.


#14. Carey Lowell, 1989

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In 1989, American actress Carey Lowell portrayed CIA contractor pilot Pam Bouvier in one of the Bond films. Pam and Bond fly together in the movie License to Kill after they meet in a bar.

Although Lowell appeared in American films like Sleepless in Seattle and Leaving Las Vegas, her most notable performance was as Jamie Ross on the Law & Order TV series from 1996 to 2001.


#15. Olga Kurylenko, 2008

In Quantum of Solace (2008), Camille Montes, a Bolivian agent, teamed up with Bond to exact revenge on Bond's foes for the murder of her family. French-Ukrainian actress Olga Kurylenko performed the role of Camille.

After making her debut in the Bond film in 2005, Kurylenko began her acting career. Since then, she has appeared in a number of supporting roles, mostly in action films like Hitman, Oblivion, and The November Man.


#16. Famke Janssen, 1995

In 1995's Goldeneye, Famke Janssen made her debut as a Bond girl as Xenia Onatopp. She teased Bond while also attempting to murder him. The Dutch actress has appeared in numerous TV shows, such as Nip/Tuck, Blacklist, and How to Get Away With Murder, as well as important motion pictures.

Her most well-known characters were Lenore Mills in the Taken movie trilogy and Jean Grey/Phoenix in the X-Men.

Which one is your favorite and which Bond girl is the most special for you? Let us know in the comment section below!
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