The Best of the Bond Girls, From Casino Royale to Spectre
We all love seeing Daniel Craig transformed into his suited-up secret agent alter ego, but where would James Bond be without his girls? Any actresses who land the coveted roles have big shoes — and bikinis — to fill with iconic women starring as Bond girls before them. The very first Bond girl, Linda Christian, played Valerie Mathis in the 1954 TV adaptation of Casino Royale before James Bond films hit the big screen. There have been countless Bond girls over the years, from Pussy Galore to Mary Goodnight to Strawberry Fields, and the most iconic 007 femme fatale would probably be bikini-clad Ursula Andress, who played Honey Ryder in the first James Bond film, Dr. No, in 1962. See the bodacious ladies who've wielded guns, shown off their assets, and bedded Bond over the last 66 years. Plus, see the new Bond girl who's bringing the heat to the upcoming film No Time Left to Die.
— Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes
Linda played Valerie Mathis in the TV version of Casino Royale in 1954.
Ursula was the iconic Honey Ryder in the first James Bond film, Dr. No, in 1962.
Daniela played Tatiana Romanova in From Russia With Love in 1963.
Honor played infamous Pussy Galore in 1964's Goldfinger.
Tania Mallet (far right) was Tilly Masterton in Goldfinger. Here she is with the film's other Bond girls Shirley Eaton and Honor Blackman.
Claudine played the sultry Domino in 1965's Thunderball.
Karin was the redheaded Helga Brandt in You Only Live Twice in 1967.
Mie played Kissy Suzuki in You Only Live Twice.
Diana was Tracy Di Vicenzo in 1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
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Jill was Tiffany Case in the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever.
Lana played Plenty O'Toole in Diamonds Are Forever.
Who knew that Jane was a Bond girl? She was Solitaire in Live and Let Die in 1973.
Britt played doe-eyed Mary Goodnight in 1974's The Man With the Golden Gun.
In 1977, Barbara was Major Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me.
In 1979, Corinne kept her first name playing Corinne Dufour in Moonraker.
In 1979, Lois was Dr. Holly Goodhead in Moonraker.
Carole held James Bond as Melina in For Your Eyes Only in 1981.
Maud had the title role for 1983's Octopussy.
Tanya donned big '80s hair for her role as Stacey Sutton in A View to a Kill in 1985.
Maryam played Kara Milovy in The Living Daylights in 1987.
Carey (left) played Pam Bouvier in 1989's License to Kill.
In 1989, Talisa was Lupe Lamora in License to Kill.
Famke looked stunningly dangerous as Xenia Onatopp in 1995's GoldenEye.
Izabella steamed up the screen as Natalya Simonova in GoldenEye.
In 1997, Michelle held on to James Bond as Wai Lin in Tomorrow Never Dies.
Before she was a desperate housewife, Teri was Paris Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies.
In 1999, Denise got all wet as Dr. Christmas Jones in The World Is Not Enough.
In 1999, Sophie enticed James Bond as Elektra King in The World Is Not Enough.
Halle made waves in her sexy suit as Jinx Johnson in the 2002 film Die Another Day.
Caterina seduced James Bond as Solange in 2006's Casino Royale.
Eva smoked up the screen as Vesper Lynd in the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale.
Gemma played redhaired Strawberry Fields in 2008's Quantum of Solace.
Olga meant business as vengeful Camille in 2008's Quantum of Solace.
France native Bérénice plays the exotic, potentially dangerous beauty Sévérine opposite Daniel Craig's James Bond in Skyfall. While she initially comes across as cool and confident, there's more to her tough exterior than meets the eye.
British actress Naomie Harris (Pirates of the Caribbean) played James Bond's coagent, Eve, who mistakenly shoots Bond while he struggles with a henchman, leading to her being suspended from field work. She still continues to help Bond battle his enemies until the end of the movie, when she announces she'll be working as a secretary at MI6. She then introduces herself to Bond as Miss Moneypenny.
Harris reprised her role as Eve Moneypenny in Spectre, alongside three other Bond girls.
The French actress starred as Madeleine Swann alongside Daniel Craig in Spectre and will be returning for the newest film, No Time to Die. Seydoux steams up the big screen as Emma in Blue Is the Warmest Color.
The Italian beauty made history by starring in Spectre — at 50 years old, she played Lucia Sciarra, becoming the oldest Bond girl ever. Interestingly enough, the actress almost played Paris Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997, but casting went with Teri Hatcher instead.
Stephanie Sigman was the first Bond girl from Mexico when she played a character named Estrella in Spectre. She's also known for her roles in the Academy Award-nominated film Miss Bala and TV shows The Bridge and Narcos.