Bond Girls: Then and Now
For more than 50 years, James Bond and the Bond girls have thrilled film audiences. Bond girls began with little substance, but have advanced as society has. Once merely henchmen’s aids, today there’s even a nuclear physicist Bond girl. Beauty remains a requirement, but the franchise celebrates women of all nationalities. Whether they become Bond’s love interest or try to kill him, everyone remembers these Bond girls.
16. Movie: Dr. No
Actress: Ursula Andress
Description: Swiss actress Ursula Andress played the first Bond girl, Honey Ryder. The curvy blond set the tone for future women in Bond films, seductively rising from the Caribbean ocean wearing a white bikini and brandishing a hunting knife. Although the film included two other Bond girls, Sylvia Trench (Eunice Gayson) and Miss Taro (Zena Marshall), Andress appeared first onscreen.