Glowing skin, super-power strength and a past. Bond women are complex characters,
although experts admit sex does matter: “Some of them survive; some of them perish. They’re there to incur
suspense, and generally they are jaw-droppingly beautiful,” says Bronwyn Cosgrave, curator of "Designing 007:
50 Years of Bond Style," an exhibition that opens Nov. 9 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Here, remarkable
Bond women, and our how-to guide for recreating the best of their beauty looks at home
These hair and
will turn you into
a femme fatale
worthy of the
Her white-bikini-clad turn as Honey Ryder
in the first James Bond film, Dr. No (1962),
remains one of the most iconic images of
film history. She was a strong, confident
and new type of heroine in the 1960s.
She played Melina Havelock in For
Your Eyes Only (1981), alongside
Roger Moore's James Bond.
Bouquet was later immortalized as
the face of Chanel in 1993.
As May Day in A View to A Kill (1985),
alongside Roger Moore, she only
sleeps with Bond to survive being
killed by master villain Max Zorin
(played by Christopher Walken).
Agent Giacinta “Jinx” Johnson in
Die Another Day (2002): in her
orange bikini she pays homage to
the original Dr. No’s Honey Ryder.