He mentions her in his report and, when eating Christmas pudding with M, he thinks of Tracy. Bond phones her to see that tell her that he is making arrangements for them to get married at the British Consulate in Munich. He then calls Draco. His wedding present is to be the raid on Piz Gloria. After the raid, Bond makes his way to Munich, where they marry. Bond refuses Draco’s £1 million. As they head Heading off on their honeymoon, Tracy is killed by Blofeld, leaving Bond heartbroken.
His heartbreak aside, in Tokyo at the beginning of You Only Live Twice, Bond propositions an ageing madam named “Grey Pearl” who, he believes,d willwould “certainly possess talents in the art of love making which will overcome any temporary lassitude on my part”. However, he has already been promised a “geisha pillow” in the person of the youthful “Trembling Leaf” who we learn has “pretty hands” and soft skin. She kisses invitingly and he has been told that she is a geisha of the lower caste. As she haswas not been educated or cultured like her high- caste sisters, she might agree to provide more “robust services” in private for a high price.
In a bathhouse, Bond is introduced to eighteen-year-old Mariko Ichiban – the name means “Number One Truth”. She wears little shorts and a tiny brassiere which she dispenses with in due course. Tanaka explains to Bond that she will undress him, wash him, massage him, feed him, shave him, cut his hair and do whatever he likes. As she removes his trousers, he lifts her chin and kisses her on her soft, bud-like mouth. Afterwards he iswas a new man.
Tanaka then arranges for Bond to meet twenty-three-year-old Kissy Suzuki who was once dubbed “the Japanese Garbo”. But she hated Hollywood because it was assumed that her body was for everyone. The only person who treated her honourably was David Niven, so she named her fishing cormorant after him.
Her fellow fishing girls are beautiful with “proud, rather coarse-nippled breasts” and gleaming, muscled buttocks. Kissy is a little taller than the rest and first appears naked, though wrapped in a blanket. Her teeth are even and protruded through her lips no more than a European woman’s. Her breasts and buttocks are firm and her stomach flat, making her figure as appealing as any Bond hashe had seen in the cabarets of Tokyo.
When they go fishing, she does all the work. In the evening, she pulls off his bathing pants, lays him on a futon and walks along his back from his buttocks to his neck. Then she washes and dries him, tending his sunburnt skin with milk. After that she tells him to go to sleep.
Bond tells her about his mission, explaining that he will go back to England afterwards. She says, no, he will stay for a long time because she has prayed for it in the local shrine. BDutt, when she takes off her kimono to swim the strait to the castle, she tells him to “stop looking at my Black Cat”.
After Bondhe has killed Blofeld, Kissy rescues him and she looks after him. However, the blow to the head has left him impotent. But she buys some herbs and a pillow book, and restores his virility. Consequently, she becomesfalls pregnant – the only Bond girl to do so. But Bond has left before she can tell him.
Tiffy and Goodnight
Although Bond’s amnesia is cured by the time he heads back to Jamaica in The Man wWith the Golden Gun all memory of Kissy seems to have been wiped. When he visits the whorehouse at No. 3½ Love Lane, he meets Tiffy, ana octoroon with café-au-lait skin, bold, brown eyes, tiny ankles and wrists, and a fringe of silken black hair, suggesting a hint of Chinese blood in her. She offers him the services of two of the girls; one of them is big, but Bond says that he prefers girls like her. We know Bond likes black girls like the ones he saw in Harlem in Live and Let Die. But Tiffy says she only does it for love. Bond is chatting her up, possibly convincing her she should extend a public service, when Scaramanga comes in. However, waiting in the wings is secretary-turned-Bond-girl, Mary Goodnight.
An ex-Wren, she has blue-black hair, blue eyes and a 37-22-35 figure. When she first arrived at the double-O section, there was a £5 sweep on who would bed her first. Bond had been equal favourite with 006, an ex-Royal Marine commando, but he was in love with Tracy at the time, which put him out of the field and he considered himself a rank outsider. However, after Tracy’s death, Mary mothered him, getting him to comb his hair and straighten his tie before he went to see M, and in “The Property of a Lady” he resists the impulse to “ruffle up the inviting nape of Mary Goodnight’s golden neck”.
In The Man with the Golden Gun, she has been posted to Jamaica where she assists Bond. He cannot resist kissing her and fantasizes about being with her, naked, under a mosquito net. She looks after him when he is in hospital and invites him to convalesce à deux in her villa. But we are not told whether Bond claims his sweepstake winnings.
The nearest Bond gets to a Bond girl in Octopussy is when, in “The Living Daylights”, he decides not to kill the blonde sniper with the cello case. He does better the movie, of course. In fact, he does well in all the Bond movies.
Ursula Andress, Eunice Grayson and Zena Marshall
In the first Bond film, Ursula Andress, as Honey Ryder, emerges memorably from the sea in her white bikini. After being captured, she and Bond are stripped naked to be decontaminated. Ursula, at least, wears a flesh-coloured bodysuit. In the film, she is the daughter of a marine biologist, who disappeared while exploring Crab Key, a fate she almost shares.
But Honey is not the first woman Bond beds in Dr No. This is Sylvia Trench, played by Eunice Gayson, who flirts with Bond while playing chemin de fer at the posh London casino, Le Cercle. When Bond enquires about her name, she answers: “Trench, Sylvia Trench.” She then asks about his and he answers, famously, “Bond, James Bond.”
When he returns home to his apartment, he finds her playing golf, wearing one of his shirts. As a result, Bond delays his departure to Jamaica. First, he has to go “immediately”, then it is “almost immediately”.
Next comes Miss Taro, played by Zena Marshall, secretary to Mr Pleydell-Smith, the British Colonial Secretary. In the book, she merely works as an agent for Dr No, conveniently losing the files on Crab Key. In the movie, Bond invites her out. Instead she invites him to her house in the Blue Mountains. On the way, he is pursued and eludes the “Three Blind Mice” assassins. Miss Taro is then ordered to keep Bond occupied, which she does, until Bond has her arrested.
He does not bed Dr No’s other agent, the photographer – Miss Chung in the novel – letting her go after exposing her film.
Sylvia Trench appears again in the opening scenes of From Russia With Love. Bond is picnicking with her in a punt when Moneypenny pages him. But instead of rushing to headquarters, Bond pulls up the hood of his Bentley.
In Turkey, after he has saved the life of Vavra, the gypsy leader, Bond asks him to stop the fight between the two gypsy girls, Vida and Zora, played by Martine Beswick and Aliza Gur. In that case, Vavra says, Bond must choose which girl he thinks deserves to win. The film implies that the decision-making process takes all night.
But the centre of romantic attention is Soviet agent Tatiana Romanova who, in the film, is unwittingly working for SPECTRE. As in the book, she appears naked in his bed in Istanbul with only a black velvet ribbon around her neck. At the end of the movie, Bond is having a romantic encounter with Tatiana in a gondola and drops the film of them making love in the canal. Tatiana was played by former Miss Rome, Daniela Bianchi, who gave up acting soon after.
Shirley Eaton and Honor Blackman
Kerim Bey has a girl of his own in From Russia With Love, who saves his life by luring him away when the limpet mine goes off. Played by Nadja Regin, she is the traitorous cabaret girl Bonita who nearly lures Bond to his death in his next film Goldfinger.
The main story of the movie begins with Bond surprising Jill Masterton, played by Shirley Eaton, in her bedroom in her undies. She later turns up in Bond’s bed, only to be discovered later, dead and covered in gold paint. This makes her the first Bond girl to get bumped off. Her sister Tilly, played by Tania Mallet, takes over the role of heroine. However, Bond does not bed her and she is killed by Oddjob. In the movie, Pussy Galore’s lesbian tendencies are only implied. However, she is head of a team of female stunt pilots and, when Bond tries to charm her, says: “I’m immune.” At thirty-seven, Honor Blackman, playing Pussy, is the oldest of the Bond girls. She succumbs in the end.
Molly Peters, Luciana Paluzzi and Claudine Auger
In Thunderball, physiotherapist Patricia Fearing, played by Molly Peters, initially rejects Bond’s advances. But after the incident with the traction table, she fears that he will report her and succumbs in the shower. She later turns up, not unwillingly, in his room. And when he leaves Shrublands, he says that he will see her again “another time, another place”. This is a reference to the 1958 movie Another Time, Another Place, Connery’s first Hollywood role where he starred alongside Lana Turner.
Martine Beswick turns up again in Thunderball as local MI6 agent Paula Caplan. She is killed by SPECTRE agent Fiona Volpe, played by Luciana Paluzzi, who has already seduced 007. However, after a pursuit through the Junkanoo, she is killed by a bullet intended for Bond.
The final Bond girl is Domino Derval, Emilo Largo’s mistress, played by former Miss France, Claudine Auger. The bored beauty becomes Bond’s willing lover, risks her life for him and saves his life by killing Largo.
Daliah Levi, Jacqueline Bisset, et al.
The 1967 spoof Casino Royale is also replete with Bond girls. Though Niven’s Bond has retired, he plainly still has lead in his pencil. Although he is grieving over the love of his life, Mata Hari, he finds himself entertained and undressed by eleven nubile Bond girls – SMERSH agents pretending to be M’s daughters. One of them – Buttercup aka “Daddy’s little thermometer" played by Angela Scoular – ends up with him in his bath.
Although SMERSH agent Mimi posing as M’s widow, played by Deborah Kerr, insists that he must “comfort her”, claiming it is her “widow’s due”, Bond refuses her and she dismisses him as a “ninnogaywillycouf”. Taking over as M, Bond discovers that his successive replacements have been variously “stabbed to death in a ladies' sauna bath”, “burnt in a blazing bordello”, “garrotted in a geisha house”, etc. So Bond decides that he must find an “anti-female-spy device” – a man who is desirable to all women but indifferent to their blandishments. Consequently, “Coop” (“Sounds like something for keeping birds.” “That’s me.”), played by Terence Cooper, a “Kama Sutra Black Belt”, is sent for training in a gym full of beautiful girls in exotic outfits. Coop resists them all except “The Detainer”, played by Daliah Levi, who boasts, “I don’t do anything, but, unless you’re one of them, you do”.
Bond then recruits millionairess Vesper Lynd, played by Ursula Andress, to recruit baccarat-player Evelyn Tremble (Peter Sellers) by seducing him. Bond also recruits his own daughter Mata Bond, played by Joanna Pettet, who is now working as the living Eastern goddess “Celestial Virgin of the Sacred Altar” – “Figuratively speaking, of course”. When Tremble arrives at Casino Royale he is greeted in his room by Miss Goodthighs, played by Jacqueline Bisset, who tries to drug him with doped champagne, but is thwarted by Vesper Lynd.
While Mimi is now a nun collecting donations from MI6 – “This department has always been very helpful to needy girls” – the villain Dr Noah has kidnapped the Detainer and had her stripped and strapped down to a couch – “I learnt that in the Boy Scouts.” The Detainer escapes, while Vesper Lynd has apparently fallen in love with Bond and tries to lure him to Casino Royale. However, Bond overpowers her, then organizes a mass assault on the casino.
Although this is all very silly compared with the other Bond movies, it has more than its share of Bond girls. There are over two hundred beautiful women in the picture and the movie poster proudly promises that this “is too much for one James Bond”.
Tsai Chin, Akiko Wakabayashi and Mie Hama
You Only Live Twice begins with Bond in bed with a Chinese girl, played by Tsai Chin, in Hong Kong. She leaves the bed, pushes a button and the bed folds up into the wall. Then two men burst into the room firing machine guns. It is part of an elaborate plot to make it appear that Bond is dead.
In Tokyo, Bond is very much alive when he is pampered by Japanese girls who bathe him and groom him for his assignment. He is also aided by Japanese Secret Service agent Aki, played by Akiko Wakabayashi, who does not hesitate to mix business with pleasure. However, when they are sleeping together at the ninja school, she is killed by poison intended for 007. To maintain his cover, Bond then has to marry Kissy Suzuki, played by Mie Hama. He is disappointed to discover that they are married in name only. But Kissy helps him on his mission, even climbing the volcano in a bikini provided by the publicity department.
Diana Rigg, Angela Scoular and Catherine von Schell
The film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service also starts with Bond rescuing the Comtesse Teresa “Tracy” di Vicenzo, played by Diana Rigg, then bedding her. They fall in love. But Bond seems to forget about that when he turns up at Blofeld’s Alpine eyrie surrounded by his “Angels of Death”, who include former Miss Norway Julie Ege, Anouska Hempel and Joanna Lumley. He is seduced by two of them – Ruby Bartlett, played by Angela Scoular, who writes her room number on his thigh, and Nancy, played by Catherine von Schell. Nevertheless, as in the book, Bond and Tracy get married and are heading off on their honeymoon when she gets shot.
Jill St John
In Diamonds Are Forever, Bond meets Plenty O’Toole, played by Lana Wood. Impressed by his winnings at the craps table, she goes back to his room with him. However, before they can get down to business, she is thrown topless out of the window to land safely in the hotel’s swimming pool. Later she is drowned in Tiffany Case’s swimming pool after being mistaken for Tiffany, who had earlier usurped Plenty’s place in Bond’s bed.
Tiffany herself is played by Jill St John. She was named after the jewellery store when her unmarried mother gave birth to her. Initially a streetwise diamond smuggler, she turns into a bimbo after prolonged exposure to Bond. Although they are last seen travelling to England together, this is the last we see of Tiffany.
The film also introduces two other extraordinary Bond girls – the bikini-clad Bambi, played by Trina Parks, and Thumper, played by Donna Garrett in a leotard. These two acrobatic girls are guarding Willard Whyte and give Bond a beating until he finally bests them in the swimming pool.
Madeline Smith, Jane Seymour and Gloria Hendry
Live and Let Die begins when M interrupts Bond at home with missing Italian agent Miss Caruso, played by Madeline Smith, who hides in the closet. In New York, he meets Mr Big’s clairvoyant mistress Solitaire, played by Jane Seymour. Her powers, it is implied, come from the fact that she is a virgin. However, the tarot cards seem to predict that she and Bond will become lovers. On San Monique, Bond meets the beautiful, though dizzy, CIA agent Rosie Carver, played by Gloria Hendry, who quickly succumbs. This is Bond’s first interracial – and inter-agency – sex. After she is dead, Bond again pursues Solitaire, seducing her with a deck stacked with the tarot card showing “The Lovers”. Having lost her virginity, she has lost her powers and has signed her own death warrant. But Bond kills Mr Big and his henchman and they disappear together into the night in an Amtrak couchette.
Britt Ekland and Maud Adams
In The Man with the Golden Gun, Bond catches up with Mary Goodnight, played by Britt Ekland, who Bond has previously overlooked. She is now an MI6 agent stationed in Hong Kong and comes to his bedroom in her nightie, But Scaramanga’s mistress Andrea Anders, played by Maud Adams, turns up. Mary is shoved unceremoniously into a closet while Bond and Andrea make love. Bond promises to rescue her from Scaramanga, if she will help him recover the Solar Agitator. Discovering that she has betrayed him, Scaramanga has her killed. It seems she wants to leave him because he only makes love to her before he kills someone, to improve his aim. Scaramanga also abducts Mary Goodnight, who spends much of her time on his private island wearing a bikini. But she ends up with Bond on a slow boat to Hong Kong.
Sue Vanner, Barbara Bach and others
The Spy Who Loved Me begins with Bond making love to a beautiful woman, played by Sue Vanner, in an Alpine chalet. Although played by a different actress – Fiona Fullerton – she is supposed to be Pola Ivanova, who turns up with General Gogol in A View to a Kill. When visiting Sheikh Hosein, played by Edward de Souza, who was at Cambridge with Bond, 007 finds himself waylaid by four beautiful Arab girls, played by Felicity York, Dawn Rodrigues, Anika Pavel and Jill Goodall.
The heroine is Anya Amasova, played by Barbara Bach. As agent Triple X and a major in the KGB, she matches Bond at every turn and even threatens to kill him when she learns that he killed her lover. She finds herself up against Stromberg’s bikini-clad henchperson Naomi, played by Caroline Munro. After Bond kills Naomi and rescues Anya from the wreck of Atlantis, she decides not to kill Bond after all. Again Bond moves on.
Corinne Cléry, Lois Chiles and Emily Bolton
In Moonraker Bond is taken by helicopter to Drax’s California headquarters by Corinne Duflour, played by Corinne Cléry. He then meets Dr Holly Goodhead, played by Lois Chiles, who singularly fails to fall for his charm. Corinne does, though and he makes love to her in order to gain access to Drax’s safe. Drax sees this as an act of betrayal and has her killed. Bond meets Holly again in Venice. She turns out to be a CIA agent and treats him as a one-night stand. In the morning, he awakes to find her gone. Travelling on to Rio, Bond passes the time with local agent Manuela, played by Emily Bolton. Then he bumps into Holly again. She is kidnapped. Bond heads into the jungle where he discovers a temple full of beautiful women. It is a front for Drax’s covert launch site. Bond is captured and imprisoned under the exhaust of a Moonraker with Holly. They escape. Together, with the help of the US Marine Corps, they thwart Drax and are last seen making love in weightless conditions somewhere in orbit.
Cassandra Harris and Carole Bouquet
Bond is still grieving over his late wife Tracy when For Your Eyes Only opens. When Bond goes after the assassin Hector Gonzales, he is saved by Melina Havelock, played by Carole Bouquet. She is strong-willed and courageous, and there is no hint of romance between them before the end of the film. Along the way, teenage ice-skater Bibi Dahl, played by Lynn-Holly Johnson, turns up in his bed, but he emphatically declines. He also encounters the Countess Lisle von Schlaf, played by Cassandra Harris, wife of Pierce Brosnan. The Austrian countess turns out to be a down-to-earth girl from Liverpool. She is the mistress of Milos Colombo and Bond spends the night with her in the hope of learning more. In the morning she is killed as they walk along the beach together. Colombo does not mourn his dead mistress, nor is he angry with Bond for sleeping with her. Bond and Melina hook up again and locate the ATAC together. They end up back on Melina’s yacht where she strips off, saying that her body is “for your eyes only”.
Kristina Wayborn and Maud Adams
Octopussy begins with Bond being assisted by a raven-haired girl in a white dress, named Bianca, played by Tina Hudson. When he is arrested, she facilitates his rescue by distracting the guards with her legs. Soon Miss Moneypenny’s assistant Penelope Smallbone, played by Michaela Clavell, is mooning over him.
In India, Bond is seduced by Octopussy’s right-hand woman Magda, played by Kristina Wayborn, who says in bed, when her champagne glass is empty, “I need refilling.” Bond then gets out to Octopussy’s island which is positively heaving with Bond girls, some of whom are seen swimming naked. Octopussy, played by Maud Adams getting a second bite of the cherry, is not annoyed with Bond and sleeps with him, possibly out of gratitude as he had allowed her beloved father to commit suicide rather than face disgrace.
As the head of the Octopus cult she has revived, Octopussy is a powerful woman. After Bond disarms the atomic bomb in Germany, her acolytes storm Kamal Khan’s palace in India. And when the dust has settled, Bond recuperates with Octopussy on her private boat.
Prunella Gee, Barbara Carrera, Valerie Leon and Kim Basinger
Never Say Never Again begins with Bond rescuing kidnap victim Wendy Leech, who stabs him. At Shrublands, Patricia Fearing, played this time by Prunella Gee, treats Bond with the mink mitten borrowed from the book. With his suitcase full of gourmet goodies, he soon seduces her.
In the Bahamas, he meets Fatima Blush, played by Barbara Carrera, who takes him deep-sea diving, making love to him several times on the way. Then she tries to kill him, but he is rescued by a woman he had met in Nassau earlier, played by Valerie Leon. Back at his hotel, they make love in her room, which saves him from the bomb Fatima has left under his bed.
On the trail of Emile Largo in the South of France, Bond charms his way past the receptionist at a health spa, played by Jill Meager, and gets to massage Largo’s mistress Domino Petachi, played by Kim Basinger. At the casino that night, Bond renounces all his winnings for one dance with Domino. Returning to his rented villa, he finds his attractive Secret Service sidekick Nicole, played by Saskia Cohen Tanugi, dead. Bond chases her killer, Fatima, and kills her with a rocket-firing pen, provided by Q, after she forces him to write that she is the best lover she has ever had.
Bond goes on to rescue Domino when she is chained up to be sold off to Arabs in North Africa. After escaping, they share a cabin and a shower on board an American submarine. She turns up to rescue Bond and kill Largo once more. They are last seen living together in a villa on the Bahamas.
Kimberley Jones, Tanya Roberts, Grace Jones and Fiona Fullerton
At the beginning of A View to a Kill, Bond escapes from Arctic Siberia in a luxurious submersible, piloted by a beautiful Bond girl, played by Kimberley Jones. She addresses him as “Captain Bond”. He replies: “Call me James, it’s five days to Alaska.”
Then, at a party at Max Zorin’s château, Bond meets Stacey Sutton, played by Tanya Roberts, who rejects him. However, he does end up in bed with May Day, played by Grace Jones, who tries to kill him several times during the course of the film. In California, Bond meets up again with Pola Ivanova, this time played by Fiona Fullerton. She beds Bond, but is only after one thing – the tape.
It then becomes clear that Stacey is also an enemy of Zorin. At the climax of the film, Bond saves her life a number of times and they end up in the shower, observed by Q and his robotic dog “Snooper”.
Kell Tyler and Maryam d’Abo
In the pre-title sequence of The Living Daylights, Bond ends up on board the yacht of a bored beauty, played by Kell Tyler, aka Belle Avery. But from then on he is uncharacteristically faithful to the beautiful cellist Kara Milovy, played by Maryam d’Abo, the woman he was initially ordered to kill. He does no more than the usual amount of flirting with the glamorous new Miss Moneypenny, played by Caroline Bliss, replacing Lois Maxwell who had played the role since Dr No. Thanks to Bond, Kara eventually gets her papers to play in the West.