Production on the next James Bond film, James Bond 24 will soon be underway, and I can’t wait!!! Numbered “24” (it’s the 24th installment in the series), it will hit screens in Fall 2015. Thankfully, Daniel Craig will be coming back as that swoon-worthy secret agent who takes his signature martini “shaken, not stirred.”
I also just read that long-time Bond screenwriting partners Neal Purvis and Robert Wade will be penning the script again, with MGM and Sony returning to produce. That means you can bet we’ll see some tense action, suave dialogue, and most importantly, totally glamorous girls with serious fashion sense!
If you can believe it, there have been 75 Bond Girls since the 007 series kicked off in the early ’60s. In honor of these beauties, let’s all give it up for a few of the most gorgeous Bond gal looks from the past 50+ years!
Honey Ryder (played by Swiss stunner, Ursula Andress) made jaws drop when she slinked out of the Caribbean in Dr. No wearing nothing but a teeny white bikini … and armed with a not-so-teeny hunting knife!
Honey’s swimsuit was so iconic that it was even commemorated in honor of the 40th anniversary of Bond by Halle Berry’s Jinx in Die Another Day!
Goldfinger’s henchwoman Pussy Galore had one of the raciest, most unforgettable Bond Girl names of all time. As an added bonus, she also knew how to dress for success!
Not to be outdone in the name department was Plenty O’Toole from Diamonds Are Forever. Played by mega movie star Natalie Wood’s younger sister Lana, Plenty was celebrating the early ’70s in Las Vegas with truly terrific gowns fit for a gold-digging, high-rolling queen. Like most of Bond’s other flings, she tragically didn’t survive the film, but that low-cut purple dress left a lasting impression!
Former Charlie’s Angel Tanya Roberts and Grace Jones both courted Roger Moore’s 007 in A View to a Kill, but it was Grace’s fierce looks, and her character –assassin May Day– who stole the style spotlight. I know I’d definitely want her on my side if I had to dismantle a bomb … or stop an evil genius from destroying the world.
The latest reboot of the James Bond saga in 2006 gave us banking wiz and true love interest, Vesper Lynd. I loved her glam purple gown so much I found a similar one and wore it to the Lincoln Center spring benefit! (I wish I had a photo, but you’ll have to settle for Vesper and try to imagine me in the same thing!).
I confess: Bond girls have been major style role models for me. I was working my own inner Bond during my last big photo shoot!
And maybe (just maybe!) you recognize the Bond reference on one of the posters for my August 15th show at The Stephen Talkhouse.
Are you excited for the upcoming James Bond adventure? I wonder who the next Bond Girl will be! Let’s chat about it in the comments section!