Time has moved on since the days when real-life Mad Men and Ian Fleming’s 007 wandered a world where (they believed) women were second-class citizens. Yup, these days even martini-swilling, womanizing James Bond has a few modern flourishes. But the Bond franchise hasn’t stopped fetishizing — and making stars out of — its “Bond Girls.” It may be more 2015 to call them Bond women, of course. But the Bond girl title endures. Bond girls may be objectified (and also bad ass), but either way it’s still a good career move if you can get it. Wince at the Bond girl names as you will — Pussy Galore, Holly Goodhead, Plenty O’Toole — but don’t ask Halle Berry (Oscar-winner), Ursula Andress, Kim Basinger (Oscar-winner), Rosamund Pike (Oscar-nominee) or Grace Jones whether it was a good move. It was.
Next up in Spectre are Lea Seydoux, Monica Bellucci and the unforgettable Stephanie Sigman. And the new sexy Moneypenny, first played by Naomie Harris in Skyfall, is back — making this a foursome of beautiful actresses to keep Daniel Craig, as Bond, on his toes. (Or off them.)