Ian Fleming’s quintessentially British secret agent James Bond is synonymous with casinos and the affluent high life they represent. Not only is he able to defy the odds and survive anything that’s thrown at him while out in the field but he is seemingly also able to do the same while playing at the casino too.
In 1962’s ‘Dr. No’, we see James playing the classic baccarat variant ‘Chemin-de-fer’ in an exclusive London gambling establishment. Both casinos and baccarat were heavily featured throughout Bond’s career, appearing also in ‘Thunderball’, ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ and ‘GoldenEye’. In his 1971 outing, ‘Diamonds Are Forever’, we see Agent 007 involved in a game of craps while on detail in Las Vegas, winning $50,000 in the process. In 2006’s ‘Casino Royale’, Bond plays Texas Hold’Em (baccarat in the original book) as part of the films highly charged ending.
Another field in which James Bond is also particularly skilled is acquisitions and mergers, most notably of the female kind. A wise man once said that “Pimpin’ aint easy”, yet the Bond franchise has seen some of the most beautiful actresses in the world seduced by the alpha male charm of Commander Bond, and 2015’s newest bond release ‘Spectre’ will carry on the same tradition, with gorgeous French actress Léa Seydoux who plays Madeleine Swann. In the true spirit of James Bond and to celebrate the upcoming release of ‘Spectre’, we give you our list of the 7 sexiest Bond girls from the film franchise that will leave you both shaken and stirred!
#7. Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux)
French Indie Film starlet turned Hollywood hit, Léa Seydoux will be populating the dreams of all the Bond fans that watch 2015’s ‘Spectre’. As Madeleine Swann she will wow movie lovers as one of Bonds newest and hottest flames.
#6. Kissy Suzuki (Mie Hama)
A Japanese Secret Service Agent and badass ninja, the dishy Mie Hama made her appearance in 1967’s ‘You Only Live Twice’. She marries 007 in a fake wedding after he receives plastic surgery so the pair can conduct reconnaissance without being detected.
#5. Domino Derval (Claudine Auger)
French beauty Claudine Auger was sassy Domino in 1965’s ‘Thunderball’. She helps Bond plot against her former boss Largo once she discovers that he killed her brother. They meet when James rescues her underwater, untangling her foot that is trapped by coral.
#4. Dr Christmas Jones (Denise Richards)
Probably the sexiest nuclear physicist that has ever worked for a fictional government agency, the stunning Denise Richards helps Bond investigate a nuclear bomb threat during 1999’s ‘The World is Not Enough’ and the two live happily ever after. Probably.
#3. Jinx (Halle Berry)
Halle Berry’s entrance in 2002’s ‘Die Another Day’ paid tribute to the iconic scene from the first movie, on what was the 40th Anniversary of the Bond franchise. We saw the ever sexy Ms Berry rising out of the ocean in the same way Ursula Andress did in 1962’s Dr No.
#2. Inga Bergstrom (Cecilie Thomsen)
Danish sex kitten Cecilie Thomsen played Professor Inga Bergstrom in 1997’s ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’. 007 naturally ends up in bed with her and during their ‘playdate’ Bond’s phone rings and he explains to Miss Moneypenny that he is simply “brushing up on a little Danish”.
#1. Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress)
Swiss born sex symbol Ursula Andress wowed audiences all around the world as she stepped out of the sea in a white bikini, portraying Honey Ryder in 1962’s ‘Dr. No’. She was an instant hit and inevitably set the standard for all future bond girls to go by.