James Bond is famous for his female love interests who often dominate the storyline – but what have the likes of Denise Richards and Halle Berry been upto recently?
No James Bond film would be complete without a steely Bond Girl, taking down the suave secret agent with her honed fighting skills and razor-sharp wit.
Over the years, tens of actresses from across the globe have earned the coveted title of “Bond Girl”, with nearly 30 007 films to date.
These femme Fatales are often more famous than the Bond actors themselves, stealing the show with cutthroat action shots and steamy bed scenes.
Stars like Denise Richards, Halle Berry, Barbara Bach and Britt Ekland have cemented their status as the most beloved Bond Girls of all time, forever linked with the spy franchise.
Brinkwire has taken a look into the archives to see where the James Bond girls are nowadays.
Famed as the first-ever Bond Girl, Ursula Andress starred as Honey Ryder in the 1962 film Dr No, opposite Sean Connery.
The 84-year-old Swiss bombshell made cinema history in her opening scene, when she rose out of the Caribbean Sea in a white belted bikini, a diving knife secured at her hip.
Speaking to The Telegraph in 2001, Ursula credited her lengthy film career to the iconic white bikini.
She said: “This bikini made me into a success. As a result of starring in Dr No as the first Bond Girl, I was given the freedom to take my pick of future roles and to become financially independent.”
The swimsuit was later auctioned off for the whopping sum of £41,125, proving to be a true fixture of film history.
Ursula’s acting career thrived throughout the 60s and 70s, securing her status as a sex symbol with roles in films such as The Sensuous Nurse and Fun in Acapulco.
Today, she lives between Rome and Switzerland and has one son named Dimitri Hamlin, 40, born from a relationship with her former actor fiancé Harry Hamlin.
The Spy Who Loved Me was a box office hit back in 1977, with Barbara Bach playing the sultry Bond Girl Anya Amasova.
With Roger Moore playing the iconic MI6 agent, Bond teamed up with Major Anya Amasova after murdering her lover in Austria.
The 73-year-old star later hit out at the film franchise, branding Bond as “a chauvinist pig who uses girls to shield him against bullets”, according to People magazine.
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