007 Femme Fatales: 10 Unforgettable Bond Girls

By Mary A April 1, 2024

Since Ursula Andress made her iconic exit from the ocean in Dr. No, Bond Girls have been an integral part of the 007 franchise, embodying glamour, sophistication, and strength. Over the years, these characters have evolved, leaving a lasting impact on audiences. Let’s dive into the top 16 Bond Girls who have left an indelible mark on the silver screen.

Agent XXX: Courtesy of United Artists

Jinx Johnson“Die Another Day” (2002)
Halle Berry’s Jinx Johnson is a formidable NSA agent who matches Bond in both skill and determination. Her portrayal adds a refreshing twist to the typical Bond Girl archetype.

Melina Havelock“For Your Eyes Only” (1981)
Carole Bouquet’s Melina Havelock is a determined and vengeful character seeking justice for her parents. Her unwavering resolve adds depth to the film’s narrative.

Xenia Onatopp“GoldenEye” (1995)
Famke Janssen’s Xenia Onatopp is a lethal henchwoman with a unique modus operandi. Her sociopathic tendencies and physical prowess make her a formidable opponent for Bond.

Solitaire“Live and Let Die” (1973)
Jane Seymour’s Solitaire brings mystique and intrigue to the Bond universe with her psychic abilities. Her role adds an element of the supernatural to the film’s storyline.

Anya Amasova, aka Agent XXX“The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977)
Barbara Bach’s Anya Amasova is a formidable rival turned ally to Bond. Her brilliance and capabilities made her a compelling counterpart to 007.

Wai Lin“Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997)
Michelle Yeoh’s Wai Lin is a skilled and independent Chinese agent who holds her own against Bond. Her resourcefulness and combat prowess make her a standout character.

Honey Ryder“Dr. No” (1962)
Ursula Andress’ Honey Ryder is an enduring icon of the Bond franchise. Though there have been numerous Bond girls since 1962, we still think about the one who started it all.

Pussy Galore“Goldfinger” (1964)
Honor Blackman’s Pussy Galore is a trailblazing character in the Bond universe. Her leadership and courage make her a standout among Bond’s allies.

Vesper Lynd“Casino Royale” (2006)
Eva Green’s Vesper Lynd is a complex and enigmatic character whose tragic fate leaves a lasting impact on Bond. Her intelligence and vulnerability make her one of the most compelling Bond Girls.

Wai Lin: Courtesy of MGM Distribution Co.

Teresa di Vicenzo (Tracy Bond)“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969)
Diana Rigg’s Teresa di Vicenzo is not only Bond’s great love but also a strong and independent character in her own right. Her tragic demise remains one of the most poignant moments in Bond history.

These Bond Girls have captivated audiences with their charm, strength, and complexity, leaving an indelible mark on the iconic franchise. From the classic beauties of the past to the multifaceted characters of the present, they continue to define what it means to be a Bond Girl.