The lastest James Bond flick, Skyfall, hits US theatres today, and while much ado is made about who the hottest Bond is (that would be Sean Connery, in this writer’s opinion, followed closely by Daniel Craig), the smoking hot Bond girls are the ones who really steal the show. They’ve become a sort of mysterious pop culture touchstone.
With their double entendre names–like Pussy Galore and Holly Goodhead–and mysterious backgrounds, they add some sex and intrigue to the films. Some are secret agents, some are villains, and some mere Bond bedwarmers–but one thing we can count on is that at some point they’ll show up in either a bikini or a slinky evening gown. But a quick run through the Bond girl archives proves that each of them had their own sense of style beyond just showcasing T&A.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Bond movie franchise, and we’ve gone way back to 1962 to analyze Bond girl fashion. Click through to check out the most iconic Bond girls and their style–from Honey Ryder (played by Ursula Andress) in the very first 007 movie to Skyfall‘s Sévérine (Bérénice Marlohe), who definitely deserves to be in the list of memorable Bond girls.