Already a gigantic hit in the UK, the 23rd film in the James Bond
franchise, Skyfall, is about to explode onto movie screens in this country. In the series’ 50-year history, its suave hero, 007– played by six actors, from Sean Connery
to Daniel Craig
– has encountered scores of devious villains and even more luscious ladies, some originating in the Ian Fleming
novels, others created for the screen. The Bond
Girls had names ranging from the ridiculous (Pussy, Kissy, Plenty
, Trigger) to the sublime. Here are Nameberry’s picks for the most sublime.
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Played by Claudia Angier in Thunderball, 1965 and Kim Basinger in Never Say Never, 1983. In the books and movies, her full name has been given variously as Dominetta and Dominique,but it’s her unique nickname that’s been identified with these characters. Usable for a non-Bond girl? Aristocratic British former model India Hicks made the daring choice for her daughter in 2007.