Russian actress Margarita Levieva is making news all around on being tipped as the latest Bond Girl in the next 007 movie.
If she succeeds in making the cut, she will go down in history as a part of the most revered franchise, the James Bond series. An integral part of every James Bond movie, a Bond girl is said to be beautiful, confident and mysterious. She is the ultimate object of desire for every man as they are projected as symbols of glamour and sophistication.
While some Bond girls are mere eye-candy, some of them play pivotal roles in shaping the success of the movie.
Here's our pick of the Top 10 Bond Girls of all time.
10. Shirley Eaton
Shirley, who, played the role of Jill Masterson, will forever be remembered as one of the most iconic Bond girls despite having a screen presence of hardly five minutes. The gold paint that she sported in the movie, 'Goldfinger' as part of her death scene, is an image that cannot be easily shrugged off the minds of the viewers.
9. Barbara Bach
Barbara became an international sex symbol after her role of a Russian spy, Anya Amasova aka Agent XXX, in 'The Spy Who Loved Me'. What more could viewers make of an exotic looking American woman with a code name Agent XXX? Equally at ease fighting in the Sahara or frolicking with Bond, the actress was the perfect embodiment of a Bond girl.
8. Carole Bouquet
The French actress played the role of the young and bitter Melina Havelock in the 1981 film 'For Your Eyes Only'. Melina Havelock wasn't a typical Bond girl. In fact, Melina was shown to be a girl with a mission of her own:, i.e. to avenge the murder of her parents. Although her character was not a glamorous one, her mysterious but sultry demeanour, long hair and super hot legs made her go down in history as one of the hottest Bond girls.
7. Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh showed the world that good girls can kick some ass too, with her character Wai Lin. Her skilled action moves in 'Tomorrow Never Dies', took a Bond girl's hotness to a whole new level. Sexy and stern at the same time, this Bond girl almost outdid 007 in being a better fighter.
6. Claudine Auger
Claudine Auger aka Dominique Derval in 'Thunderball' is the perfect that you wish to see. She is tragic, seductive and vengeful. While she appears super sexy in her glamorous bathing suits, she also takes charge and rescues Bond from the villain by shooting him in the back of his head with a spear gun.
5. Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg was the only girl that Bond ever married on screen, and that is what makes her so special. 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' was the film that showed the really vulnerable side of the secret agent. Rigg's act as a lovelorn woman, Tracy di Vincenzo, was most beautifully presented and it was just perfect to embrace the idea of Bond settling down with her.
4. Halle Berry
The first black Bond girl after two decades, Halle Berry sets the screen on fire as the hottest National Security Agent, 'Jinx' who doesn't really like to wear too many clothes. Instead of playing the damsel in distress, Berry matches Pierce Brosnan bullet for bullet in the movie. Halle Berry, along with Rosamund Pike, was the only good thing about the shoddy movie.
3. Eva Green
This Bond girl was hauntingly beautiful and über sophisticated and left an impact, in terms of character and hotness, that very few Bond lovers will forget. Eva Green's portrayal of Vesper Lynd was one of the high points of the film 'Casino Royale' apart from Daniel Craig's induction as the new Bond. Her role of a calculating but extremely seductive woman was so fascinating and, as a result, men wanted a girl like her while women wanted to be like her.
2. Honor Blackman
Her character, Pussy Galore, in 'Goldfinger' has been the object of fancy for viewers till date. Blackman's character in the film was instrumental in changing the notion of Bond girls as mere eye-candy and impressed with her abilities like kicking butt and flying planes. Blackman is also the oldest Bond girl in history and was 36 years old at that time.
1. Ursula Andress
After discussing about all these hot women, the coveted top spot goes to none other than the very first Bond girl Ursula Andress. Her sultry walk out of the sea in the iconic white bikini is considered by millions to be a classic James Bond moment and remains one of the most popular scenes in the history of cinema.
Post her act in the movie, she ruled the imagination of men all around the world for decades while serving as an inspiration for many other women acting in movies. The first and the best Bond girl set the bar extremely high for all the other Bond girls to come, though none have been able to create the same magic as hers. (MensXP.com)
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