Ursula Andress: The Legendary "Bond" Girl Today
The term "Bond Girl" can refer not just to the love interest or sidekick of "Agent 007" but also to the actresses playing them. Let's check in on the original "Bond Girl" from the first film of the franchise: Dr. No.
There are three types of "Bond Girls": romantic interests (those who help "Bond" in a sidekick role), femme fatales (who try to kill "Bond' at some point), and sacrificial lambs (feminine associates who die in the movie). Sometimes, a "Bond Girl" can be more than one. There are over 50 characters in the decades-long franchise who classify as "Bond Girls" and here are some favourites:
Diana Rigg as "Teresa di Vicenzo" in On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Honor Blackman as "Pussy Galore" in Goldfinger
Luciana Paluzzi as "Fiona Volpe" in Thunderball
Famke Janssen as "Xenia Onatopp" in GoldenEye
Halle Berry as "Giacinta "Jinx" Johnson" in Die Another Day
Barbara Bach as "Anya Amasova" in The Spy Who Loved Me
Britt Ekland as "Mary Goodnight" in The Man with the Golden Gun
There is also, of course, the original "Honey Ryder" as played by Ursula Andress in Dr. No. Watch the video above to see what she looks like today.