Rosamund Pike Shines in Wrath of the Titans

Looking forward to Wrath of the Titans? We are, too. Not just because of the brutal swordplay, special effects and over-the-top heroism, but also because the film’s female lead happens to be the beautiful Rosamund Pike. Here’s a gallery of her pictures for you to ogle over, along with some info on Ms. Pike’s life and career.

Pike is the only child of a professional opera singer and a concert violinist.

She attended Oxford University, where she was good friends with Chelsea Clinton.

In 2002, Pike earned the much sought-after title of “Bond girl” with her role as one of the spy’s chief antagonists in Die Another Day.

Pike was only 21 when she got the Bond role—her big break. Just a few weeks earlier she had considered working at a book shop after failing to find acting jobs.

She was engaged to director Joe Wright for a short time after they worked together on Pride and Prejudice (2005).

In Wrath of the Titans Pike plays Andromeda. Based on the trailer, it looks like she'll be doing a fair amount of sword-wielding.