20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘Bond’ Girls
‘Skyfall’, the latest James Bond flick, will prove once again that 007 is the man of all men. Let’s face it– we’ve all fantasized about being Bond — a chick getting, avoiding death, super spy kind-of guy. Although we’ve yet to experience this awesome situation, we’re confident it would be the ultimate thrill. But what’s the best part of being Bond? The Bond girls.
Bond girls are some of the sexiest characters in cinematic history. We do realize that’s a pretty serious statement to make, but we’re pretty confident you’ll agree. They also have that whole mysterious thing going on– they could be Bond’s love interest, an enemy out to kill him, or in a twisted world — both.
Think you know everything about Pussy Galore, Holly Goodhead, and the rest of these fantasy ladies? Think again. Check out twenty facts you probably didn’t know about Bond girls.
In ‘Never Say Never Again’, Sean Connery did his sex scenes with the real actress who played Fatima Bush, Barbara Cerrera, because she refused to use a body double.
Eva Green was the fifth French actress to become a Bond girl after landing the role of Vesper in ‘Casino Royale’.
Affair To Remember
The character of Vesper in ‘Casino Royale’ was based off Ian Fleming’s fleeting affair with Christine Granville, whose nickname was Vesperale.
2008’s ‘Quantum of Solace’ marks the first film of the series in which James Bond and his leading lady, this time Camille, do not have sex.
Elizabeth Hurley was offered the role of Natalya in ‘GoldenEye’, but she turned it down. Ironically, Hurley did play Vanessa Kensington in the 007 spoof ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’.
M Stands For…
In ‘Goldeneye’, M is referred to in the script as Barbara Mawdsley but the name was never used in the film.
The oldest Bond girl to date is Honor Blackman, who was 37 years old while filming ‘Goldfinger’.
Best Wife Ever?
Teri Hatcher accepted her role in 1997’s ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, because she wanted to fulfill her husband’s fantasy of marrying a Bond girl.
The most popular and recognized Bond girl name is “Pussy Galore”.
Spy on Set
While filming love scenes with Roger Moore for 1973’s ‘Live and Let Die’, Madeline Smith was being watched by Moore’s overprotective wife on set.
‘The World is Not Enough’ is the first Bond movie in which a woman, Elektra King, is the film’s primary villain.
James Bond has his first relationship with a married woman, Paris Carver, in ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’.
For ‘Quantum of Solace’, Gemma Arterton beat out over 1,500 actresses to land her role as Agent Fields, whose full name is Strawberry Fields. Of course it was.
‘Casino Royale’ is the first Bond film in which James Bond is alone and without a Bond girl at the end of the movie.
James Bond has sex with four women in ‘Never Say Never Again’– more than in any other films.
Bond girl Caterina Murino wanted to create her “classic Bond Girl moment” when she opted out of using a body double for the ‘Casino Royale’ horse-riding sequence, even though she was experiencing severe leg pain.
Dead On Arrival
‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ is the last Bond film to date that uses the “two Bond Girl formula” -– the Bond girl who is introduced on-screen first is the one who is killed.
Miranda Frost in ‘Die Another Day’ was originally supposed to be Gala Brand.
Agent Fields in ‘Quantum of Solace’ is a nod to the 1960s Bond girls. Hence the name Strawberry Fields.
In ‘Casino Royale’, Vesper was originally scripted to be wearing only underwear in the shower scene, but that was later changed due to Daniel Craig’s argument that her character wouldn’t have taken the time to strip down.