The release of Skyfall this week means one very important thing: new Bond girls. And while we appreciate that the latest films have all continued the tradition of placing gorgeous women around Bond, we can't forget some of the franchise's classic babes. Take a gander at Ursula Andress and the rest of our favorites.
Shirley Eaton as Jill Masterson, Goldfinger (1964) Once Goldfinger killed Jill Masterson by suffocating her with gold paint, he had to be put down. That's practically a crime against humanity.
Claudine Auger as Domino, Thunderball (1965) Bond steals this chick from his nemesis right under his nose, which we're pretty sure is actually why they're fighting in the first place, even though neither of them admits it.
Ursula Andress as Honey Rider, Dr. No (1962) Her name is basically synonymous with Bond girls at this point. So is that bikini.
Halle Berry as Jinx Johnson, Die Another Day (2002) Did she wear it better than Ursula Andress? That's up for debate, but in any case we're just glad she wore it.
Diana Rigg as Tracy Bond, On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963) The only woman to ever tempt Bond into matrimony. We can see why.
Jane Seymour as Solitaire, Live and Let Die (1973) It's not often you come across a hot psychic named Solitaire. Good on Bond for capitalizing on the meeting.
Denise Richards as Christmas Jones, The World is Not Enough (1999) Even by Pussy Galore standards, the name "Christmas Jones" is pretty weird. Then again, Denise Richards.
Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore, Goldfinger (1964) The name alone made her one of the most memorable Bond girls of all time.
Daniela Bianchi as Tatiana Romanova, From Russia With Love (1963) Gotta love those Soviet women.
Olga Kurylenko as Camille Montes, Quantum of Solace (2008) As we mentioned before, the newer films are maintaining the Bond girl tradition in excellent form. Olga Kurylenko is one of the best so far.
Barbara Bach as Anya Amasova, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) Her character's code name is Agent XXX. Enough said.
Caterina Murino as Solange, Casino Royale (2006) Solange marked yet another case of Bond stealing his enemy's girl with ease. Guess that is just Bond being Bond.
Mie Hama as Kissy Suzuki, You Only Live Twice (1967) Sexy undercover ninja? Yes, please.
Talisa Soto as Lupe Lamora, Licence to Kill (1989) Soto was picked for the role after Robert Davi—who played the film's main antagonist and boyfriend of Soto's character—said he'd kill for her in real life. A little creepy, yes, but you can't knock the guy's taste.
Berenice Marlohe as Sévérine, Skyfall (2012) Alright, so Skyfall hasn't come out yet, but we're calling it now: Berenice Marlohe is about to be one of the hottest Bond girls of all time.
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