Capture Beauty – Then Die!

I found the first mention of James Bond and Rena posted on August 13, 2013. A few days ago I saw a Mon Paris commercial, and, I saw a young Rena Christensen….and I. The model is not as tall as Rena Easton, or as beautiful. But she has the look, the hot ambience and energy that my muse – exuded – when she was eighteen. Our fifty days together was as dramatic as this. There is a song…

“I know who you. It must be hard to be so statuesque! Everyone falls in love with you!”

I spoke such words to Rena and she told me I am the first person who has ever spoke – to her! Rena did not know how beautiful she was because her mind was altered by the abuse of her alcoholic father. When we first kissed, she gave me the strong and silent message…

“I want to screw your brains out!”

Lucky me! Rena was just getting started in her career as the world’s Best Lover. She would excel over those beautiful girls in high school that rejected her because she was – different! Contraries! She was way more beautiful and alluring then they – by far! She was – The Death! And, she was way more experienced then I. I lost my virginity at twenty. I met Rena four years later.

I was on my way to India when my best friends girlfriend, got in my bed naked. I had been studying the Indian Religion, and was lit after my near-death experience. I read about a master who reincarnates as a sexual being to deal on the mundane level with a base crisis that comes into the world now and then. With the election of Trump, that crisis has arrived. We are the same age. POTUS tore into a sixteen year old girl on the internet who threatened his power. His model wife has championed cyber-bullying.

What I taught Rena, was to make love with little or no touching. She thanks me for this in her letter. We did have sexual intercourse, but it was not the main course. Rena would have been eaten alive if she had not met me. She would be too good to be true. Every Dick Meister would take her soul away.

When I watched this beautiful couple make public love wherever they go, I was reminded of The Summer of Love. This love has morphed into money, fine cars, and, expensive perfume. I compared Rena and I to Perseus and Andromeda. This idea morphed into the Lesbian love affair Victoria Bond has with Miriam Starfish Christling. Who will save who – from the Dragon?

A week ago I got a very strong clue I am the embodiment of John Wilson who I suspect was going to establish a bloodline to the Archbishop of Canterbury in America. John is my walk-0n. Rena and I were supposed to save America – together? Why not apart?

Many things have been taken from me – with spite. But, no one can take away those days I spent with one of the most beautiful women in the world. India was once the Crown Jewel of the British Empire.

“Who made you?”

John Wilson Rosamond

In Greek mythology, Andromeda (/ænˈdrɒmɪdə/; Greek: Ἀνδρομέδα, Androméda or Ἀνδρομέδη, Andromédē) is the daughter of the Aethiopian king Cepheus and his wife Cassiopeia. When Cassiopeia’s hubris leads her to boast that Andromeda is more beautiful than the Nereids, Poseidon sends the sea monster Cetus to ravage Andromeda as divine punishment.[1] Andromeda is chained to a rock as a sacrifice to sate the monster, but is saved from death by Perseus.

Her name is the Latinized form of the Greek Ἀνδρομέδα (Androméda) or Ἀνδρομέδη (Andromédē): “ruler of men”,[2] from ἀνήρ, ἀνδρός (anēr, andrós) “man”, and μέδω (medō) “I protect, rule over”.

As a subject, Andromeda has been popular in art since classical times; it is one of several Greek myths of a Greek hero‘s rescue of the intended victim of an archaic hieros gamos (sacred marriage), giving rise to the “princess and dragonmotif. From the Renaissance, interest revived in the original story, typically as derived from Ovid‘s account.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perseus

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andromeda_(mythology)

Miriam’s Tree House

The Royal Janitor

by

John Presco

Copyright 2019

One can conclude the best thing about being in love, is contemplating – if you have fallen in love! As Victoria lie in her bed, frozen in a strange wave of eroticism, she was forced to consider if her subordinate had come onto her, made a very obvious pass at her.  She could not get the sight of her Calvin Klein panties out of her mind. Victoria felt her heat transmitted though he oak desk. This was so – forbidden! But, then came her words;

“You got it!”

Victoria felt her stomach muscle constrict. She had a powerful desire to touch herself. Then she violently threw that thought aside. In it’s pace was the idea she had been seduced by a human being. This was a major move in Victoria’s chessboard. A whole new world had collided with her singular world. Instant trade agreements were now on the horizon. The idea of intimately sharing ones existence with another, had never happened to Victoria. This possibility superseded all sexual desire – and sent Victoria soaring into the cosmos! Her heart was pounding. When she realized Miriam had come to this place before her, and was waiting for her – to arrive – was beyond compare. This waiting, this, longing is a great teacher, that imparts the finest ideas, ideals we will ever know. But, this realization is cloaked in our sexual being, that we are compelled to come to terms with.

Victoria studied Miriam’s face. She had resigned herself to her fate.

Oh my God………she loves me! She has fallen in love with me. Being around Barbazanya was the preamble to the world that awaited her, that had already arrived. Is this a case of – love at first sight? Did they fall in love with each other in the first seconds of their meeting? There is my cellphone. Call her…….in the lonely boiler room!

Victoria turned on her stomach, grabbed her pillow hard, and buried her head and breasts in it. She then let out this strange sound, and raised her hips ever so slightly. Everything is possible! It is all permitted!

Victoria arrived early for work. Sitting behind her desk she could not contain herself. Soon she will be seeing Miriam’s beautiful flat abdomen, with that incredible belly button. Then she heard the sharp approach of heals coming down the hall. When she saw Miriam, she gasped, then, felt sick to her stomach.

Miriam was wearing a black skirt and white blouse buttoned to the top. She had on white socks that highlighted he clunky black nurses shoes with a thick heal. Her hair was put in a tight bun. From the side Miriam looked at Victoria. Her eyes were puffy. She had been crying. She had not slept well.

Victoria felt a powerful tingling. What have I done? She wanted to go an embrace Miriam, and reassure her, tell her…….I know. But Miriam’s superior intuition had already discovered Victoria’s secret that was just sixteen hours old. Here was the other have of the events…..when worlds collide…….that are extremely complex.

Suppressing a sob, Victoria got up to pour herself a cup of coffee. She had to pass Miriam sitting at he desk. Coming back to her desk, her hand was shaking. she was spilling coffe on the white carpet. Then……….she fainted!

The next day the gardener told Nattitude that he found a trail of clothing leading to one of the cork oaks Prince Alpert had planted. Looking up, he saw Miriam working on her tree house. She couldn’t go back to the boiler room. She had outgrown it. She had outgrown everything. Here in her tree, she could nurse, she could caress, her love for Victoria. Miriam was love sick.

Victoria was grateful she had fainted. She had dressed all wrong. Now she had a chance to run to her room, as Miriam ran to her room, crying. She had spilled coffee on her Bohemian Gypsy dress that exposed her perfectly flat abdomen. She was wearing a Spanish halter top. Did she own a pair of castanets? Ripping her work uniform off the hanger, she pulled her tight skirt up. Did she own a pair of Calvin Klien shorts for women? Digging into her drawers, she came up empty. She did find the top half of her Betty Page erotica outfit. She loved the pointed bra look that hooked many a man in the fifties and early sixties. Now she was at her mirror putting on bright red lipstick. Should she wear her pearls? No. Button her blouse to the top button matched Miriams meassage, saying their Days of Whine and Roses, was over. The truth was, they had just begun!

Coming back into the common work area, Victoria caught Miriam’s eye, and wouldn’t let go. She bent down to pick up the earring she just dropped.

“Oh, here it is. I thought I lostit!”

Nattitude watched Miriam take it all in. The days of Tight Buns and Pointed Tits had begun. Victoria had her hair in a tight bun, and, was giving her co-worker a good look at her profile. Het tits were way out to – here! Miriam had to get a bra like that. Victoria couldn’t wait for the clock to strike five s she could buy a couple pair of Calvin Kleins. She just missed Mirriam coming out of the Betty Page shop.

The sexual tension in the office that morning – was fierce! It was an erotic fencing contest between two women. Nattitude called her husband just before lunch.

“I love you darling!”

“Is anything wrong? I can tell by your voice something is going down. Are you in any danger? Shall I come over?”

“Ahhh………no!……….Are you two breaking for lunch? (click)”

Her co-workers did not hear. There ears were inflamed, engorged with blood. Both were panting like bloodhounds. Who’s going to jump on whom? It was like ‘The Battle of Britain’. The sound of the Buzz-bomb made everyone tense. As long as your heard the buzzing, everyone was safe. Their pussies, were buzzing. Have they no shame?

Then, it happened. Miriam moved down the hall to the fax room, like a great cat. Victoria took in every muscle of her glutamus maximus. Putting her hand on the doorknob, Miriam Wild Woman turned her head slowly, sand gave her boss…..The Look!

Victoria would like to think she got around her desk in a graceful manner, but, Nattitude describes it to her husband, like this;

“Have you seen videos of The Running of the Bulls? You see this dude come barreling around the corner because a bull is right on his ass. Then, when your think he’s going to get gored, the bull slips on the cobblestone! Victoria was like that bull. She knocked a bunch of shit off her desk, and tipped over the printer table. She didn’t every notice! Hardy! Har! Har!”

Natitude’s husband did not laugh, because he had heard too much office talked about Miriam, that was supposed to stay in the office. He had two nightmares about her.

What she had given Victoria was The Look of Complete Receptiveness that had repopulated the planet – many times over! One of the two have to give this look, or, we would not exist as a species. Victoria thought she would be the receptive one, due to Miriam fierce aggressiveness. The realization that she would tame the tiger, get her to raise her tail for her, was like scoring a knock-out with a upper cut. Ms. Bond had a raging boner for her beloved bodyguard.

When Victoria put her hand the knob, it was hot to the touch. Throwing the door open quickly, she shit it even more quickly. She had crossed the threshold. The fax room was filled with flames. From Miriam’s solar plexus shot these waves of blue flames that came to caress Victoria, and pull her close.  Then there were these green eyes that looked at Victoria like a panther in the forest.

Panting, not able to catch her breath, Victoria let go with the agreement she had been rehearsing for four days.

“I’ll show you my Calvin Klein’s, if you show me yours?”

“We are victims of a very successful Branding campaign.” said Victoria. “Now, turn around!”

When Nattitude came to work the next day, she opened the front door, tentavly. Things were in disarray, out of place.

They done slicked up my work space!” Nattitude said with a tisk. “They done played nasty in tere!”

Victoria did not say good morning to Nattitude, because she only had eyes for Miriam, who was in the little girl’s room. Victoria had ordered a huge bouquet of flowers. Next to the vase was an envelope containing the poem she whipped out for………her lover. Instead of the sexual tension, subsiding, it was now a British Air-raid Siren that you could feel for miles,

To be continued.

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renap0004If Rena has been found, and she is lurking in the background reading my blogs, then she may be leery of speaking to me because I would ask her why she married an old man. This has puzzled me until this morning. Rena Victoria is a born exhibitionist who loved to be seen by men coming out of the water, like Venus, like Ursula Andress the archetypal Bond Girl.

Ian Easton was married five times. He must have had some advanced skills as a lover. Or, he knows how to tame them. Women are turned on by what other women are doing, especially beautiful women. There had to be competition with her beautiful sisters who modeled. They too are Bond Girls because they are Ian’s sister-in-law. Did Rena let her sisters get near her husband? The names of Bond Girls would fit right in to a Pynchon novel. Is Thomas a Bond head?

Hmmmm! Wasn’t Hercules a judge at a beauty contest?

Rena did not like women – when I knew her, thus, she did not adapt any of their girlish ways, which made Rena exceptionally beautiful. Her look is totally Bondish. She should have been in a Bond flick. What name would you give her?

Nooky Deep?

Jon Presco

nook·y or nook·ie (nk)
n. Vulgar Slang
Sexual intercourse.

Ursula Andress (born 19 March 1936) is a Swiss-American actress and sex symbol of the 1960s.[1] She is known for her role as Bond girl Honey Ryder in the first James Bond film, Dr. No (1962), for which she won a Golden Globe. She later starred as Vesper Lynd in the Bond-parody Casino Royale (1967).

Andress was born in Ostermundigen, Canton of Bern, Switzerland, the daughter of Anna, who was Swiss, and Rolf Andress, a German diplomat who was expelled from Switzerland for political reasons. He disappeared during World War II.[2]

Bond girl

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A Bond girl is a character (or the actress portraying a character) who is a love interest of James Bond in a film, novel, or video game. Bond girls occasionally have names that are double entendres or puns, such as Pussy Galore, Plenty O’Toole, Xenia Onatopp, or Holly Goodhead, and are considered “ubiquitous symbol[s] of glamour and sophistication.”[1]

There is no set rule on what kind of person a Bond girl will be or what role she will play. She may be an ally or an enemy of Bond, pivotal to the mission or simply eye candy. There are female characters such as Judi Dench’s M and Miss Moneypenny, who are not romantic interests of Bond, and hence not strictly Bond girls.[2][3][4]

Nearly all of Ian Fleming’s Bond novels and short stories include one or more female characters who can be said to qualify as Bond girls, most of whom have been adapted for the screen. While Fleming’s Bond girls have some individual traits (at least in their literary forms), they also have a great many characteristics in common.[5] One of these is age: The typical Bond girl is in her early to mid-twenties, roughly ten years younger than Bond, who seems to be perennially in his mid-thirties.[6] Examples include Solitaire (25),[7] Tatiana Romanova (24),[8] Vivienne “Viv” Michel (23),[9] and Kissy Suzuki (23).[10] The youngest Bond girl (though she and Bond do not sleep together) may be Gala Brand; she is named for the cruiser in which her father is serving at the time of her birth.[11] If Fleming had in mind the Arethusa-class Galatea launched in 1934, then he may have intended Gala to be as young as 18, and certainly no older than 20, when she meets Bond. (If on the other hand the Galatea in question is the cruiser sold for scrap in 1921, that would make Gala instead the oldest of the Bond girls—in her mid- to late-30s or even as old as 40. Since there are other indications in the novel that Gala is very young, however, it is unlikely that Fleming had the older ship in mind or meant to create a 40-year-old Bond girl.) Bond’s youngest sexual partner in the books is Mariko Ichiban, an 18-year-old masseuse in You Only Live Twice. The eldest Bond girls are Pussy Galore, whom Bond speculates is in her early 30s, and 29-year-old Domino Vitali.

Bond girls conform to a fairly well-defined standard of beauty. They possess splendid figures and tend to dress in a slightly masculine, assertive fashion, wear little jewellery—and that in a masculine cut—wide leather belts, and square-toed leather shoes. (There is some variation in dress, though: Bond girls have made their initial appearances in evening wear, in bra and panties and, on occasion, naked.) They often sport light though noticeable suntans (although a few, such as Solitaire, Tatiana Romanova, and Pussy Galore, are not only tanless but remarkably pale[7][12][13]), and they generally use little or no makeup and no nail polish, also wearing their nails short.[14] Their hair may be any colour ranging from blonde (Mary Goodnight)[15] to auburn (Gala Brand) to brown (Tatiana Romanova)[12] to blue-black (Solitaire)[16] to black (Vesper Lynd),[17] though they typically wear it in a natural or casual cut that falls heavily to their shoulders. Their features, especially their eyes and mouths, are often widely spaced (e.g. Vesper Lynd, Gala Brand, Tiffany Case, Tatiana Romanova, Honey Ryder, Viv Michel, Mary Goodnight).[18] Their eyes are usually blue (e.g. Vesper Lynd, Gala Brand, Tatiana Romanova, Honey Ryder, Tracy Bond, Mary Goodnight),[19] and sometimes this is true to an unusual and striking degree: Tiffany Case’s eyes are chatoyant, varying with the light from grey to grey-blue,[20] while Pussy Galore has deep violet eyes, the only truly violet eyes that Bond had ever seen.[13] The first description of a Bond girl, Casino Royale’s Vesper Lynd, is almost a template for the typical dress as well as the general appearance of later Bond girls; she sports nearly all of the features discussed above.[17] In contrast, Dominetta “Domino” Vitali arguably departs to the greatest degree from the template, dressing in white leather doeskin sandals, appearing more tanned, sporting a soft Brigitte Bardot haircut, and giving no indication of widely-spaced features.[21] (The departure may be due to the unusual circumstances behind the writing of the novel Thunderball, in which Domino appears.) Even Domino, however, wears rather masculine jewellery.

The best-known characteristic of Bond girls apart from their uniform beauty is their pattern of sexually suggestive names (the most risqué and famous being Pussy Galore). Names with less obvious meanings are sometimes explained in the novels. While Solitaire’s real name is Simone Latrelle, she is known as Solitaire because she excludes men from her life;[16] Gala Brand, as noted above, is named for her father’s cruiser, HMS Galatea; and Tiffany Case received her name from her father, who was so angry that she was not a boy that he gave her mother a thousand dollars and a compact from Tiffany’s and then walked out on her.[22] Fleming’s penchant for double-entendre names began with the first Bond novel Casino Royale. Conjecture is widespread that the name of the Bond girl in that novel, “Vesper Lynd,” was intended to be a pun on “West Berlin,” signifying Vesper’s divided loyalties as a double agent under Soviet control. Several Bond girls, however, have normal names (e.g. Tatiana Romanova, Mary Ann Russell, Judy Havelock, Viv Michel, Tracy Bond [née Teresa Draco, aka Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo]).

Most Bond girls are apparently (and sometimes expressly) sexually experienced by the time they meet Bond (although there is evidence that Solitaire is a virgin). Quite often those previous experiences have not been positive, and many Bond girls have had sexual violence inflicted on them in the past which has caused them to feel alienated from all men—until Bond comes along. (This dark theme is notably absent from the early films.) Tiffany Case was gang-raped as a teenager;[23] Honey Ryder, too, was beaten and raped as a teenager by a drunken acquaintance.[24] Pussy Galore was subjected at age 12 to incest, and rape, by her uncle.[25] While there is no such clear-cut trauma in Solitaire’s early life, there are suggestions that she, too, avoids men because of their unwanted sexual advances in her past. Kissy Suzuki reports to Bond that during her brief career in Hollywood, when she was 17, “They thought that because I am Japanese I am some sort of an animal and that my body is for everyone.”[26] The implication is often that these violent episodes have turned the Bond girls in question against men, though upon encountering Bond they overcome their earlier antipathy and sleep with him not only willingly but eagerly. The cliché reaches its most extreme (perhaps absurd) level in Goldfinger. In this novel Pussy Galore is portrayed as a practising lesbian when she first meets Bond, but at the end of the novel she sleeps with him. When, in bed, he says to her, “They told me you only liked women,” she replies, “I never met a man before.”[25]

In Fleming’s novels, many Bond girls have some sort of independent job or even career, often one that was considered inappropriate for women in the 1950s. Vesper Lynd, Gala Brand, Tatiana Romanova, Mary Ann Russell, and Mary Goodnight are in intelligence or law-enforcement work. Those who are criminals, such as Tiffany Case and Pussy Galore, tend to be similarly independent-minded in how they approach their work—the latter even running her own syndicate. Even those Bond girls who have more conventional or glamorous jobs show themselves to be invested in having an independent outlook on life. While the Bond girls are clearly intended as sex objects, they are nevertheless portrayed in the novels as having a degree of independence that the Bond films, in contrast, tended to dispense with until nearly 1980.

Most of the novels focus on one particular romance, as some of them do not begin until well into the novel (Casino Royale is a good example). However, several exceptions have been made: In Goldfinger, the Masterton sisters are considered Bond girls (although Tilly is supposedly a lesbian), and after their deaths, Pussy Galore (also supposedly a lesbian) becomes the primary Bond girl. In Thunderball, Bond romances first Patricia Fearing, then later Domino Vitali. In On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Bond enters into a relationship and an eventual marriage with Teresa ‘Tracy’ di Vicenzo, and also sleeps with Ruby Windsor, a patient he meets in Blofeld’s hideout while posing as a genealogist. In You Only Live Twice, Bond mainly has a relationship with Kissy Suzuki, but also romances Mariko Ichiban, as well as another a girl who is too insignificant for Fleming to give her a name.

Several Bond girls have obvious signs of inner turmoil (Vesper Lynd or Vivienne Michel), and others have traumatic pasts. Most Bond girls whose characters are allowed to develop in the course of the story are flawed, and several have unhappy sexual backgrounds (Honey Ryder, Pussy Galore, Tiffany Case, Vivienne Michel, and Kissy Suzuki, among others). It is perhaps this vulnerability that draws them to Bond, aside from Bond himself being irresistible to women.

Inspiration[edit source]

The inspiration for all of Fleming’s Bond girls may be Muriel Wright, who

has a claim to be the fons et origo of the species: pliant and undemanding, beautiful but innocent, outdoorsy, physically tough, implicitly vulnerable and uncomplaining, and then tragically dead, before or soon after marriage.[27]

Wright was 26 and “exceptionally beautiful” when she and Fleming met in 1935. A talented rider, skier, and polo player, Wright was independently wealthy and a model. She was slavishly devoted to Fleming despite his repeated unfaithfulness until dying in an air raid in 1944, devastating him, who called Wright “too good to be true”.[27]

On film[edit source]

Ursula Andress as “Honey Ryder” in Dr. No (1962) is often considered the quintessential Bond girl. She was preceded by Eunice Gayson as “Sylvia Trench” and Zena Marshall as “Miss Taro” in the same film.

There have been many attempts to break down the numerous Bond girls into a top 10 list for the entire series; characters who often appear in these lists include Anya Amasova, Pussy Galore, Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo and Honey Ryder, who is often at Number 1 on the list.[28][29]

Entertainment Weekly put “Bond bathing suits” on its end-of-the-decade, “best-of” list, saying, “And you thought spies were supposed to be inconspicuous! Halle Berry’s orange bikini in Die Another Day (2002) and Daniel Craig’s supersnug powder blue trunks in Casino Royale (2006) suggest that neither 007 star can keep a secret.”[30]

Roles and impact[edit source]

In several of the Bond films, the Bond girl is revealed, after her tryst with Bond, to be a villainess. Examples are Fatima Blush (Barbara Carrera) in Never Say Never Again (1983), Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen) in GoldenEye (1995), Elektra King (Sophie Marceau) in The World Is Not Enough (1999), and Miranda Frost (Rosamund Pike) in Die Another Day (2002).

As of 2013 there have been only two films in which James Bond falls in love with the Bond girl. The first was On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), in which Countessa Tracy di Vicenzo (Diana Rigg) marries Bond but is shot dead by Irma Bunt and Ernst Stavro Blofeld at the story’s end. (It was originally intended that she would instead die at the beginning of Diamonds Are Forever (1971); but that idea was dropped during the filming of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service when George Lazenby announced that he would not play the James Bond role in future films. One critic has opined that, although the theme of Bond in love is not overtly explored in Diamonds Are Forever, that film’s pre-title sequence, in which James Bond vigorously pursues Blofeld, demonstrates “an effort to avenge Tracy’s murder”.)[31] The second was Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) in Casino Royale (2006). Bond confesses his love to her and resigns from MI6 so that they can have a normal life together. He later learns that she had been a double agent working for his enemies. The enemy organisation Quantum had kidnapped her former lover and had been blackmailing her to secure her cooperation. She ends up actually falling in love with Bond, but dies, as Quantum is closing in on her, by drowning in a lift in a building under renovation in Venice.

With the exception of Jinx Johnson, because Die Another Day had no sequel, and those two doomed Bond girls, it is never explained why Bond’s love interest in one film is gone by the next, and is never mentioned or even alluded to again. This is not always the case in the novels, which do sometimes make references to the Bond girls who have appeared in previous books. Tiffany Case and Honey Ryder are revealed to have married other men (in From Russia With Love and The Man With the Golden Gun respectively), and in Doctor No, Bond briefly wonders about Solitaire. A unique case is Mary Goodnight, who appears in the novels, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and You Only Live Twice as Bond’s secretary, before becoming a full-fledged Bond girl in The Man With the Golden Gun.

Effect on career[edit source]

The role of a Bond girl, as it has evolved in the films, is typically a high-profile part that can sometimes give a major boost to the career of unestablished actresses, although there have been a number of Bond girls that were well-established beforehand. For instance, Diana Rigg and Honor Blackman were both cast as Bond girls after they had already become stars in England for their roles in the television series, The Avengers (in an unusual twist, an unknown Joanna Lumley played “The English Girl” in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, and went on to play the lead in the television series The New Avengers). In addition, Halle Berry won an Academy Award in 2002—the award was presented to her while she was filming Die Another Day. Teri Hatcher was already famous for her role as Lois Lane in the television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman—and for a photograph in which she is wrapped in nothing but a cape, which became an internet sensation—before she was cast in Tomorrow Never Dies. A few years after playing a Bond girl, she became one of the most highly paid actresses on television, starring in Desperate Housewives. Kim Basinger had perhaps the most successful post-Bond career. After her break-out role in Never Say Never Again, Basinger went on to win an Academy Award for her performance in L.A. Confidential and to star in the blockbuster films Batman and 8 Mile.

At one time it was said that appearing as a Bond girl would damage an actress’s career. Lois Chiles is often cited as a case in point, even though her career did not suffer because of her portrayal of Holly Goodhead, but rather because, after she lost her younger brother to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, she decided to take a three-year break from acting, from which her career never recovered. Notable exceptions to the so-called “curse” (actresses who went on to have successful careers) include Jane Seymour, Famke Janssen, Teri Hatcher, Halle Berry, Diana Rigg, and Kim Basinger. Casting for the female lead in Casino Royale was hindered by potential actresses’ concerns about the effect that playing the role might have on their careers.[32] At that point, some thought that the Bond series had become stale and would therefore be a less desirable vehicle for young actresses. Nevertheless, the up-and-coming actress Eva Green agreed to play the role of Vesper Lynd, and showed those fears to be unfounded when she won BAFTA’s Rising Star Award for her performance.

Multiple appearances[edit source]

The character of Sylvia Trench is the only Bond girl character who recurs in a film (Dr. No (1962) and From Russia with Love (1963)). She was meant to be Bond’s regular girlfriend, but was dropped after her appearance in the second film.

In the series of films, five actresses have made reappearances as different Bond girls: Martine Beswick and Nadja Regin both first appeared in From Russia with Love, and then appeared in Thunderball and Goldfinger respectively. Maud Adams played Andrea Anders in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) and the title character in Octopussy (1983); she also is an extra in A View to a Kill (1985). Tsai Chin also appeared in two small roles, first as the Chinese/British agent “Ling” in You Only Live Twice and later as one of the poker players, Madame Wu, in Casino Royale. Diane Hartford also appeared in two small roles: Bond’s pick-up dance partner at the Kiss Kiss Club in Thunderball and as a card player in the Bahamas in Casino Royale.

If the “unofficial” James Bond films, Casino Royale and Never Say Never Again, are included, several actresses have also been a Bond girl more than once: Ursula Andress in Dr. No (1962) and Casino Royale (1967); Angela Scoular, in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) and Casino Royale (1967); Valerie Leon in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Never Say Never Again (1983).

Lists of Bond girls[edit source]

Ian Fleming[edit source]

Novel

Bond girl

Casino Royale Vesper Lynd
Live and Let Die Solitaire
Moonraker Gala Brand
Diamonds Are Forever Tiffany Case
From Russia, with Love Tatiana Romanova
Dr. No Honey Rider
Goldfinger Pussy Galore
Jill Masterton
Tilly Masterton
“From a View to a Kill” Mary Ann Russell
“For Your Eyes Only” Judy Havelock
“Quantum of Solace”
“Risico” Lisl Baum
“The Hildebrand Rarity” Liz Krest
Thunderball Dominetta “Domino” Vitali
Patricia Fearing
The Spy Who Loved Me Vivienne Michel
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Teresa di Vicenzo
Ruby Windsor
You Only Live Twice Kissy Suzuki (main girl)
Mariko Ichiban
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The Man with the Golden Gun Mary Goodnight
“The Living Daylights” Trigger
“The Property of a Lady” Maria Freudenstein
“Octopussy”
“007 in New York” Solange

Mary Goodnight was a supporting character in several Bond novels before graduating to full Bond girl in The Man with the Golden Gun. Several short stories, such as “Quantum of Solace”, “The Hildebrand Rarity”, “The Living Daylights”, and “The Property of a Lady” feature female characters in prominent roles, but none of these women interact with Bond in a romantic way.

Eon Productions films[edit source]

The most prominent Bond girl is featured first, followed by the rest in order of appearance. (* denotes first overall)

Film

Bond girl

Actress

Actress’ nationality

Dr. No Honey Ryder
Sylvia Trench *
Miss Taro Ursula Andress
Eunice Gayson
Zena Marshall Swiss
British
British
From Russia with Love Tatiana Romanova
Sylvia Trench
Zora
Vida Daniela Bianchi
Eunice Gayson
Martine Beswick
Aliza Gur Italian
British
British
Israeli
Goldfinger Pussy Galore
Jill Masterson
Tilly Masterson
Dink
Bonita Honor Blackman
Shirley Eaton
Tania Mallet
Margaret Nolan
Nadja Regin English
British
British
British
Serbian
Thunderball Domino Derval
Fiona Volpe
Patricia “Pat” Fearing
Paula Caplan
Mlle. La Porte Claudine Auger
Luciana Paluzzi
Molly Peters
Martine Beswick
Maryse Mitsouko French
Italian
British
British
French/Eurasian
You Only Live Twice Kissy Suzuki
Aki
Ling
Helga Brandt Mie Hama
Akiko Wakabayashi
Tsai Chin
Karin Dor Japanese
Japanese
Chinese/British
German
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Teresa di Vicenzo
Nancy
Ruby Bartlett Diana Rigg
Catherine Schell
Angela Scoular English
Hungarian
British
Diamonds Are Forever Tiffany Case
Marie
Plenty O’Toole
Bambi
Thumper Jill St. John
Denise Perrier
Lana Wood
Lola Larson
Trina Parks American
French
Russian/American
American
American
Live and Let Die Solitaire
Rosie Carver
Miss Caruso Jane Seymour
Gloria Hendry
Madeline Smith English
American
English
The Man with the Golden Gun Mary Goodnight
Andrea Anders
Saida
Chew Mee Britt Ekland
Maud Adams
Carmen du Sautoy
Francoise Therry Swedish
Swedish
English
French
The Spy Who Loved Me Anya Amasova
Harem Tent Girl
Log Cabin Girl
Naomi
Felicca Barbara Bach
Felicity York
Sue Vanner
Caroline Munro
Olga Bisera American

English
English
Bosnian
Moonraker Holly Goodhead
Corinne Dufour
Manuela
Dolly
Hostess Private Jet Lois Chiles
Corinne Cléry
Emily Bolton
Blanche Ravalec
Leila Shenna American
French
Brazilian
French
Moroccan
For Your Eyes Only Melina Havelock
Countess Lisl von Schlaf
Bibi Dahl Carole Bouquet
Cassandra Harris
Lynn-Holly Johnson French
Australian
American
Octopussy Octopussy
Magda
Penelope Smallbone
Bianca Maud Adams
Kristina Wayborn
Michaela Clavell
Tina Hudson Swedish
Swedish
English
English
A View to a Kill Stacey Sutton
Kimberley Jones
May Day
Pola Ivanova
Jenny Flex
Pan Ho Tanya Roberts
Mary Stävin
Grace Jones
Fiona Fullerton
Alison Doody
Papillon Soo Soo American
Swedish
Jamaican/American
Nigerian/British
Irish
British
The Living Daylights Kara Milovy
Rosika Miklos
Linda
Rubavitch Maryam d’Abo
Julie T. Wallace
Kell Tyler
Virginia Hey Dutch/Georgian
English
American
Australian
Licence to Kill Pam Bouvier
Lupe Lamora
Loti
Della Churchill Leiter Carey Lowell
Talisa Soto
Diana Lee-Hsu
Priscilla Barnes American
American
American
American
GoldenEye Natalya Simonova
Xenia Onatopp
Caroline Izabella Scorupco
Famke Janssen
Serena Gordon Polish/Swedish
Dutch
English
Tomorrow Never Dies Wai Lin
Paris Carver
Prof. Inga Bergstrøm Michelle Yeoh
Teri Hatcher
Cecilie Thomsen Malaysian
American
Danish
The World Is Not Enough Dr. Christmas Jones
Elektra King
Dr. Molly Warmflash
Giulietta da Vinci Denise Richards
Sophie Marceau
Serena Scott Thomas
Maria Grazia Cucinotta American
French
English
Italian
Die Another Day Giacinta “Jinx” Johnson
Miranda Frost
Peaceful Fountains of Desire
Halle Berry
Rosamund Pike
Rachel Grant
American
English
Filipino/British
Casino Royale Vesper Lynd
Solange Dimitrios
Valenka Eva Green
Caterina Murino
Ivana Milicevic French
Italian
American
Quantum of Solace Camille Montes
Strawberry Fields Olga Kurylenko
Gemma Arterton French/Ukrainian
English
Skyfall Sévérine
Bond’s Lover
Bérénice Marlohe
Tonia Sotiropoulou
French
Greek

Non-Eon films[edit source]

In addition to the Eon Productions films, there have been two Bond films produced by independent studios and one television production.

Film

Bond girl

Actress

Casino Royale
(1954 television production) Valerie Mathis Linda Christian
Casino Royale
1967 film Vesper Lynd
Miss Goodthighs
Miss Moneypenny
Agent Mimi/Lady Fiona McTarry
The Detainer
Mata Bond
Buttercup Ursula Andress
Jacqueline Bisset
Barbara Bouchet
Deborah Kerr
Daliah Lavi
Joanna Pettet
Angela Scoular
Never Say Never Again
1983 film Domino Petachi
Fatima Blush
Patricia Fearing
Lady in Bahamas
Nicole Kim Basinger
Barbara Carrera
Prunella Gee
Valerie Leon
Saskia Cohen Tanugi

Video games[edit source]

Game

Bond girl

Actress (if applicable)

Agent Under Fire Zoe Nightshade Caron Pascoe (voice)
Nightfire Dominique Paradis
Zoe Nightshade
Alura McCall
Makiko Hayashi Lena Reno (voice)
Jeanne Mori (voice)
Kimberley Davies (voice)
Tamlyn Tomita (voice)
Everything or Nothing Serena St. Germaine
Dr. Katya Nadanova
Miss Nagai
Mya Starling Shannon Elizabeth
Heidi Klum
Misaki Ito
Mýa
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent Pussy Galore
Xenia Onatopp Jeannie Elias (voice)
Jenya Lano (voice)
From Russia with Love Tatiana Romanova
Eva Adara
Elizabeth Stark Daniela Bianchi (likeness)
Kari Wahlgren (voice)
Maria Menounos
Natasha Bedingfield
Blood Stone Nicole Hunter Joss Stone (likeness and voice)
GoldenEye 007 Xenia Onatopp
Natalya Simonova Kate Magowan (likeness and voice)
Kirsty Mitchell (likeness and voice)
007 Legends Holly Goodhead
Tracy Draco
Pam Bouvier
Jinx
Pussy Galore Jane Perry
Diana Rigg (likeness), Nicola Walker (voice)
Carey Lowell
Gabriela Montaraz (likeness), Madalena Alberto (voice)
Honor Blackman (likeness), Natasha Little (voice)

Documentary[edit source]

In 2002 former Bond girl Maryam d’Abo co-wrote the book Bond Girls Are Forever: The Women of James Bond. This book later became a DVD exclusive documentary featuring d’Abo and other Bond girls, including Ursula Andress. In some locations, the documentary was released as a gift with the purchase of Die Another Day on DVD. The featurette was included on the DVD release of Casino Royale (2006) with an updated segment referencing the newest film.

Critical studies[edit source]

Robert A. Caplen’s 2001 work, Shaken and Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond, 1962–1979, discussed the cultural impact of the Bond girl within the context of the feminist and Women’s Liberation movements.[33] In 2003, scholarly critiques of Pussy Galore and Miss Moneypenny, authored by Professors Elizabeth Ladenson and Tara Brabazon, respectively, were published in The James Bond Phenomenon: A Critical Reader.[34] In 2009, researchers at Cleveland State University and Kent State University published an article, Shaken and Stirred: A Content Analysis of Women’s Portrayals in James Bond Films, which provided a quantitative content analysis of 195 female characters appearing in twenty James Bond films.[35]

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