Picking the right girls to appear alongside 007 is probably the second most important factor in the success of any Bond project – behind who is going to play the man himself, of course. They can make or break a film. They are as much a part of the Bond mythology as his gadgets, his cars or his vodka martinis.
So choosing the top 20 hottest Bond babes was never going to be easy. There are the odd exceptions, but Bond girls tend not to be ugly. Plus everyone has their own favourites. But hecklerspray has never been one to take the easy road – we love a challenge. But to make it simpler, we have just gone for the Bond girls who were the sexiest, rather than the ‘best’.
Trying to judge who was the best leads us to all kinds of questions such as ‘acting ability’ and ‘suitability to the role’, which, to be honest, we are far too shallow to judge. We wanted the girls who made you shake rather than stir.
Anyway, sit back, pour yourself a vodka martini and pay attention. You can disagree later.
17. Jane Seymour (Solitaire)
Live And Let Die (1973)
12. Izabella Scorupco (Natalya Simonova)
Unfortunately, spent most of the film being overshadowed by Famke Janssen while dressed in a rather unflattering sweater, but certainly deserves a mention.
5. Britt Ekland (Mary Goodnight)
The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
2. Ursula Andress (Honey Ryder)
Dr No (1962)
The original Bond girl and still arguably the best. The scene in which she comes out of the sea remains one of the sexiest moments in movie history. What a sweet ride that would be.