One Night with Bond, James Bond

Thanks for stopping by, everyone!

We’re celebrating James Bond this month and it’s been interesting to say the least, but a lot of fun as well!

I hear often how unpopular James Bond is with some due to his “exploitation”, for the lack of a better word, of women. The ability to charm about every female in every movie into his arms. A part I like, and I remember when the politically correct Bond presented in the 1990s, I wasn’t happy at all. It wasn’t my kind of thing. Bond needed to be arrogant, cheeky, sexy and charming!

So this week we’re talking sidekicks! Bond Girls.

Of course, for many it’s Ursula Andress and Halle Barry that come to mind. The bikini scenes, right? Yes, I have to admit, they were my first thought as well. Not necessarily my favourite ones though. Then there was a lousy Teri Hatcher, the underperforming Sophie Marceau, the icy, but very interesting Rosamund Pike and Eva Green, playing Vesper Lynd, the one trying not to fall for Bond’s charm.

My favourite “Bond Girl” (see in quotes!) was Grace Jones. OMG, she was as bad as a girl could be and sexy as hell. In her very manly way that is. And then there was the over-indulgent Xenia Onatopp played by Famke Janssen. I loved her character as well.

But I could list more or all of them, yet IMHO, none of the above, and none of the once that didn’t get a mention here was as noteworthy and memorable as MISS MONEYPENNY!

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About Iris B

Iris Blobel was born and raised in Germany and only immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of her life, Iris spent quite some time living in Scotland, London as well as Canada where she actually had met her future husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper has only recently emerged, but now her laptop is a constant companion. Iris resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her beautiful two daughters as well as her dog. Next to her job at a private school she also presents a German Program at the local Community Radio
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20 Responses to One Night with Bond, James Bond

  1. pjharjo says:

    Great Post, Iris! I can’t envision any you mentioned (for obvious reasons), but I enjoyed your take on them!

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  2. jeff7salter says:

    Gosh, I must have missed more of the Bond films that I thought! I didn’t recognize most of the names you mentioned. Teri Hatcher was a Bond girl? which film was she in?
    Good grief, I must have missed half of these movies.

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    • Jeff,Teri Hatcher was James Bond’s former, (and again), lover, wife of Jonathan Pryce’s character in “Tomorrow Never Dies”. She is memorable to me for her necklace! I am not a big jewelry fan, but her diamond necklace stole the show.
      Grace Jones was a frightening human being just standing there in real life, as far as I was concerned.
      Gotta get going on my view of Bond girls.I am enjoying everyone’s take on all-things-Bond, but I can’t wait to see who turns the Hound’s head!

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    • Iris B says:

      I’m disappointed, Jeff! Really! You’re missing all the good ones 😉
      Did you know Madonna was in one of the Bond flicks as well ?????

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  3. Lisa Orchard says:

    I like Miss Moneypenny too! I loved how she wasn’t swayed in the least by James’ charm! That lady was all business! 🙂

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  4. Lily Malone says:

    I don’t have a favourite Bond Girl and I don’t remember the women in the movies really, unless I already know the name, like Halle Berry. So I’ll pick Judi Dench, who wasn’t a Bond Girl, but was great in all the movies.

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  5. I quite like Diana Rigg’s Tracey (AKA Mrs Bond–albeit only very briefly Mrs Bond) and I’m keen on Olga Kurylenko’s Camille in Quantum of Solace. They were complex characters who held their own–and saved Bond’s bacon.

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    • Iris B says:

      Diana Rigg was another great Bond Girl, I agree. She had style in any movie she was in! I’ve only seen QOS once and didn’t really like it that much, so I’m not familiar with Olga Kurylenko! I’d better read up on her 😉
      Thanks for stopping by, Sandra. Much appreciated!

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  6. Iris B says:

    Got this one via twitter and wanted to share:

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  7. Micki Gibson says:

    High five for giving props to Miss Moneypenny! I’m not sure who my all time favorite Bond girl is, but like you and someone else mentioned, Judi Dench as M deserve to be the ultimate Bond girls if only for their longevity in Bond’s life.

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