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 Posted:   Jun 18, 2007 - 9:06 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)





No doubt this has been done one time or other within the width of this vast virtual space but, if not, we’re gonna inaugurate its long-past-due unveiling. Ours would be:

1. Diana Rigg’s Tracy (ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE): THE performance by which all others will always be measured for its depth, delicacy, vulnerability, virtue, incontestable class and touching tragedy.



2. Ursula Andress’s Honey (DR. NO): THE incontestable iconic hallmark by which all others are compared for her unforgettable entrance





and astounding allure.



3. Shirley Eaton’s Jill (GOLDFINGER): Undeniably THE iconic image of the entire series



which also captured Eaton’s playful, breathtaking beauty at its unmistakable apex.



4. Claudine Auger’s Domino (THUNDERBALL): For her sophistication, style and drop-alive gorgeous maturity.



5. Luciana Paluzzi’s Fiona (THUNDERBALL): She's the only one who’s ever matched Connery’s cold-blooded charm and debonair deadliness with the siren attraction of a viper who’s only virtue was … she didn’t have any.



And her glorious showdown scene with Connery remains the most vicious and venomous mutual-hatred sequence in all of Bondom (with his final line after their dance duet an instant classic).



6. Sophie Marceau’s Elektra (THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH): Of all Brosnan’s leading ladies, we felt she was the singular exception to the Playmate-wannabees (who weren’t) and the closest to crafting a worthy character (plot holes aside, although we didn’t see the twist coming regarding her, which only added to her mysterious appeal).



7. Corinne Clery’s Corinne (MOONRAKER): Our favorite S.L. (Sacrificial Lamb) who had a genuine sweetness and presence which made her exit all the more regrettable (tho it elicited one of John Barry’s most haunting musical cues).





Now pay attention:



Bondian hailing frequencies open



 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2007 - 9:15 PM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)

Carole Bouquet as Melina Havelock in For Your Eyes Only

Carey Lowell as Pam Bouvier in Licence to Kill


Because in addition to filling the usual role of the Bond woman, they also had something to do, and they came across as strong equals to Bond.

Now, if you want to go to the other end of the list, I nominate Tanya Roberts in A View to a Kill:

Stacy: "Oh James, help me, rescue me..." Bond: "Ah hell, I hope we end up on top of the Golden Gate Bridge, just so I can throw her off of it."

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2007 - 9:34 PM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)

Not a Bond woman, but close (maybe even a future one):



Olga Sosnovska, the late Fiona Carter on MI-5.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2007 - 9:38 PM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)

I have also have a thing for Nicola Walker (AKA Ruth Evershed) from MI-5:



She's so brainy. I love brainy.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2007 - 1:39 AM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)





"Start Yer Engines" eh? wink

(The closest I've ever come to owning that Bond beauty Connery is leaning against in the photo above is the since retired Franklin Mint die cast model replica of it.)

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2007 - 2:00 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Didn't take long for this thread to go off-track. smile

Anyway...

#1-Diana Rigg

#2-Ursula Andress

#3-Honor Blackman

#4-Caroline Munro (She should have had a much larger part!)

#5-Izabella Scorupco (She brought both a refreshing natural quality to her role, as well as the ability to look great in a bikini in one scene)

#6-Jill St. John (Even though I think Raquel would have been better in her role)

#7-Maud Adams

#8-Claudine Auger

#9-Lucianna Paluzzi

#10-And I think a special nod to Lois Maxwell, whose presence graced the series for 14 movies, and who managed to inject a wonderful subtext into the series of how her charmingly attractive, but eternally lovesick Moneypenney was the only woman Bond never bedded because deep down he really respected her and knew that if he obliged her, he'd probably be seduced into the soft life of domesticity and could never let that happen where he'd only end up hurting her in the end.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2007 - 2:08 AM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

Didn't take long for this thread to go off-track. smile

Anyway...

#1-Diana Rigg

#2-Ursula Andress

#3-Honor Blackman

#4-Caroline Munro (She should have had a much larger part!)

#5-Izabella Scorupco (She brought both a refreshing natural quality to her role, as well as the ability to look great in a bikini in one scene)

#6-Jill St. John (Even though I think Raquel would have been better in her role)

#7-Maud Adams

#8-Claudine Auger

#9-Lucianna Paluzzi

#10-And I think a special nod to Lois Maxwell, whose presence graced the series for 14 movies, and who managed to inject a wonderful subtext into the series of how her charmingly attractive, but eternally lovesick Moneypenney was the only woman Bond never bedded because deep down he really respected her and knew that if he obliged her, he'd probably be seduced into the soft life of domesticity and could never let that happen where he'd only end up hurting her in the end.






 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2007 - 2:17 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

To clarify, the "Off-track" referred to the matter of three posts in a row not devoted to Bond women.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2007 - 3:10 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Sophie Marceau
Jane Seymour
Carole Bouquet
Claudine Auger

...can start my engine anytime

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2007 - 4:57 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

My top two are Shirley Eaton and Sophie Marceau. Diana Rigg is very close behind.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2007 - 5:09 AM   
 By:   The_Mark_of_Score-O   (Member)

The only Bond woman I've actually met is OCTOPUSSY's Kristina Wayborn. You really can't judge these things by long distance so, she gets my vote.

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2007 - 6:12 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

I find Honor Blackman an impressively forthright individual. She's an atheist too, which brings her up a few notches in my estimation.

Diana Rigg. The perfect woman as Mrs Peel but slightly incongruous in Bond.

Halle Berry. Not seen the film but the pictures were nice.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2007 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)









I second that motion!

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2007 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

The first post with that cap was made in a spirit of fun by someone I consider a friend and can see for what it was.

The last post with that cap I can recognize was made in a spirit of pettiness from a jerk and can see that for what it is.

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2007 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   WesllDeckers   (Member)

that girl from In Russia...

and Jane Seymour...
and Famke Janssen!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2007 - 11:55 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

And no mention of the incredibly gorgeous Madeline Smith? ( anyone find a pic to show? )

Yeah, I know she was only seen ( ohhhhh too briefly frown ) in Live And Let Die when Bond magnetically undoes her dresswink

I guess many here will remember her more for her naked lesbian cavorting with Ingrid Pitt in Hammer's The Vampire Lovers cool

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2007 - 12:38 PM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)

Anyone for Irma Bunt (OHMSS)?




eek eek eek eek


Ummm okay, maybe not...

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2007 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)

Okay then, how about Rosa Klebb?



mad mad mad mad

OKAY, OKAY, NO NEED TO THROW THINGS...

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2007 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

The two of them suit your inner character just fine! wink

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2007 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

 
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