Bond Girls: Then and Now


Being a “Bond Girl” is one of the most infamous jobs in movies. You’ve got to hold your own against 007’s notorious womanising ways, have glamour, charm, and know how to handle a gun (not being shy of a swimsuit is probably a bonus too).

It’s a task that has both built and broken almost 90 actress’ careers in 50 years. Scroll through our gallery below, to see how some of Bond’s more memorable co-stars are faring after their adventure…

Ursula Andress - Honey Ryder in ‘Dr. No’ (1962) 

Last seen acting in art project ‘The Cremaster 5’ in 1997, she’s still the archetypal Bond girl (Image credit: MGM/Rex)

Daniela Bianchi - Tatiana Romanova in ‘From Russia With Love’ (1963) 

She retired early in 1970, and was last spotted in 2012 Italian doc ‘We’re Nothing Like James Bond’ (Image credit: Rex/Fanpix)

Honor Blackman - Pussy Galore in ‘Goldfinger’ (1964) 

Honor appeared in BBC drama ‘By Any Means’, and an episode of ‘Casualty’ in 2013. She’s also a political activist (Image credit: Rex)

Shirley Eaton - Jill Masterson in ‘Goldfinger’ (1964) 

She retired from acting in 1969. The former sex symbol has since been devoted to her family (Image credit: Rex)

Claudine Auger - Dominique “Domino” Derval in ‘Thunderball’ (1965) 

The former Miss World runner-up last starred in 1986 French/Italian flick ‘The Exploits Of A Young Don Juan’ (Image credit: Rex)

Luciana Paluzzi - Fiona Volpe in ‘Thunderball’ (1965) 

Luciana now splits her time between New York and Rome, with her last acting credit in 1978 (Image credit: Rex)

Mie Hama - Kissy Suzuki in ‘You Only Live Twice’ (1967) 

The ‘King Kong Vs. Godzilla’ star last acted in 1989 Japanese drama ‘Kitchen’ (Image credit: Rex/Blogspot)

Akiko Wakabayashi - Aki in ‘You Only Live Twice’ (1967)

Akiko disappeared from public life soon after ‘Bond’, citing an injury she sustained while making a movie (Credit: MGM/hmms.com)

Diana Rigg - Teresa “Tracy” Bond/di Vicenzo in ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ (1969) 

Made a Dame in 1994, she’s currently starring as Lady Olenna Tyrell in ‘Game Of Thrones’ (Image credit: Rex)

Jill St. John - Tiffany Case in ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ (1971) 

Jill last starred in a 2002 religious biopic ‘The Calling’. She’s now married to actor Robert Wagner (Image credit: Rex)

Lana Wood - Plenty O’Toole in ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ (1971) 

She’s the sister of the late Natalie Wood, and is still doing meet & greets at fan conventions (Image credit: MGM/Wenn)

Jane Seymour - Solitaire in ‘Live And Let Die’ (1973)

Jane now has an Emmy and two Golden Globe awards, and is most recognised as Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (Image credit: Rex)

Gloria Hendry - Rosie Carver in ‘Live And Let Die’ (1973) 

The first ever African-American Bond girl. The former Playboy Bunny published her memoirs in 2013 (Image credit: Rex/Wenn)

Britt Ekland - Mary Goodnight in ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’ (1974) 

‘Wicker Man’ star Britt most recently appeared in ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here’ 2010 (Image credit: Rex)

Barbara Bach - Anya Amasova in ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ (1977) 

She married Ringo Starr in 1981, and made an appearance in 1987’s Playboy ‘Bond Girl’ special (Image credit: Rex)

Caroline Munro - Naomi in ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ (1977) 

‘Sinbad’ star Caroline is still keeping her sci-fi/horror career going, and is a regular at conventions (Image credit: Rex)

Lois Chiles - Holly Goodhead in ‘Moonraker’ (1979) 

She had a cameo in ‘Austin Powers’, with her last acting credit coming in 2006 (Image credit: MGM/Rex)

Carole Bouquet - Melina Havelock in ‘For Your Eyes Only’ (1981) 

Still acting in France, the actress bagged the Best Actress César in 1989 for ‘Too Beautiful For You’ (Image credit: Rex)

Lynn-Holly Johnson - Bibi Dahl in ‘For Your Eyes Only’ (1981)

Former ice-skater Lynn-Holly won a Golden Raspberry in 1985. She suffered a stroke in 2010, and recently underwent heart surgery. (Image credit: MGM/Wikipedia)

Maud Adams - Octopussy in ‘Octopussy’ (1983) 

She’s a double Bond girl, having played Andrea Anders in ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’, and still attends the premieres (Image credit: Rex)

Kristina Wayborn - Magda in ‘Octopussy’ (1983)

Winner of Miss Scandinavia 1971, Kristina played the “Sorceress” in 2005 martial arts movie ‘Forbidden Warrior’ (Image credit: MGM/Rex)

Tanya Roberts - Stacey Sutton in ‘A View To A Kill’ (1985)

The former ‘Charlie’s Angels’ actress retired in 2006, and wrote the foreword for a 2008 guide to the show (Image credit: Rex)

Grace Jones - May Day in ‘A View To A Kill’ (1985) 

Grace Jones may have last acted in 2008, but she’s still known as a musical legend, and is considered a style icon (Image credit: Rex)

Maryam d’Abo - Kara Milovy in ‘The Living Daylights’ (1987)

Maryam’s still attends Bond events, and is appearing in upcoming Indian movie ‘White Lies’ (Image credit: MGM/Wenn)

Carey Lowell - Pam Bouvier in ‘Licence To Kill’ (1989) 

She did voice work in the 2012 videogame ‘007 Legends’. After marrying Richard Gere in 2002 they’ve reportedly now separated (Image credit: Rex)

Izabella Scorupco - Natalya Simonova in ‘Goldeneye’ (1995) 

Izabella hosted the 2012 series of ‘Sweden’s Next Top Model’, having recently reprised an early 90s singing career (Image credit: MGM/Getty)

Famke Janssen - Xenia Onatopp in ‘Goldeneye’ (1995) 

Most recognised now as Jean Grey from the ‘X-Men’ movies, Famke’s also starred in ‘Taken’ and Netflix horror ‘Hemlock Grove’ (Image credit: Getty/Wenn)

Michelle Yeoh - Wai Lin in Tomorrow Never Dies’ (1997) 

The BAFTA-nominated actress is currently working on a sequel to martial arts epic, ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ (Image credit: MGM/Wenn)

Teri Hatcher - Paris Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies’ (1997) 

TV’s Lois Lane bagged a Golden Globe for ‘Desperate Housewives’, and recently did voice work for ‘Planes’ (Image credit: MGM/Wenn)

Denise Richards - Dr. Christmas Jones in ‘The World Is Not Enough’ (1999) 

Former Mrs. Charlie Sheen, Denise had her own reality show in 2008/9, and is now a TV cameo regular (Credit: MGM/Wenn)

Sophie Marceau - Elektra King in ‘The World Is Not Enough’ (1999) 

Sophie is still acting, and now directing, in France. She married Highlander Christopher Lambert in 2012 (Image credit: Getty)

Halle Berry - Giacinta “Jinx” Johnson in ‘Die Another Day’ (2002) 

After the ‘Movie 43’ mistake, Oscar-winner Halle recently returned as Storm in ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’, in cinemas now (Image credit: MGM/Getty)

Rosamund Pike - Miranda Frost in ‘Die Another Day’ (2002) 

After Pegg/Frost/Wright comedy ‘The World’s End’, she’s now starring in David Fincher’s new movie ‘Gone Girl’ (Image credit: Wenn)

Eva Green - Vesper Lynd in ‘Casino Royale’ (2006)

Eva is fronting Spartan sequel ‘300: Rise Of An Empire’, and was recently cast as the titular femme fatale in ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ (Image credit: MGM/Getty)

Olga Kurylenko - Camille Montes in ‘Quantum Of Solace’ (2008) 

She appeared in 2013 sci-fi ‘Oblivion’, and will co-star opposite former Bond Pierce Brosnan in spy movie ‘November Man’ (Image credit: MGM/Getty)

Gemma Arterton - Strawberry Fields in ‘Quantum Of Solace’ (2008) 

Gemma recently lead ‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters’ and brooding British vampire caper ‘Byzantium’ (Image credit: MGM/Getty)

Bérénice Marlohe - Sévérine in ‘Skyfall’ (2012) 

Reigning Bond girl Bérénice is now set to star in Terrence Malik’s upcoming untitled movie alongside Ryan Gosling and Natalie Portman (Image credit: MGM/Getty)

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