22 Smokin' Hot Secrets About Bond Girls

Agent 007 has teamed up with some pretty interesting women, from Halle Berry to Michelle Yeoh, and they're even MORE intriguing off-screen.

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The women of James Bond movies are often remembered for their physical assets. But that’s only half the story. From the early 1960s to 2015 and beyond (another Bond film is coming in 2020), so-called “Bond girls” have often proven to be way more interesting in real life than -- dare we say it? -- the men who have played the titular character.No matter what your favorite Bond era is -- the swingin’ late-1960s vibe of You Only Live Twice,  the icy 1980s streak defined by A View To a Kill, the almost goofy style of 1970s movies such as The Man With the Golden Gun -- the women of all of these flicks are fascinating.If your knowledge of Bond girls is limited to latter-day phenoms such as Teri Hatcher, Famke Janssen or Léa Seydoux, that’s fine. Really, it is! But you’re missing out. You owe it to yourself to get to know the likes of a skeleton collector; an actress who bakes a mean apple pancake; and a woman who is very much alive… unless she’s actually dead.