Andress's white bikini is regarded as monumental in the history of the bikini, and sales of the two-piece bikini rocketed after the appearance of Andress in Dr. The first bikini had been worn at a Paris fashion show in , but in the s the bikini was still seen as something of a taboo. In the corresponding scene of the original novel , the character Honeychile Rider wears only a leather belt with a scabbard, and no bikini. Andress designed the bikini along with Dr.
Margaret Nolan, ‘Goldfinger’ and ‘Hard Day’s Night’ actress, dead at 76
'Goldfinger' Model & Bond Girl Margaret Nolan Dead at 76
Now 76, she's still as beautiful as ever, staying healthy over the years by skiing, swimming, running, and even sex she says it helps people look well. I never walk, I always run. Every day is too short for me," she told People. Honor Blackman gave James Bond a run for his money as the oldest actress ever to play a Bond girl, to boot starring as Pussy Galore in 's Goldfinger , and she's still just as much of a head turner today. In , Blackman told UK's Daily Mail that she stays youthful by getting weekly massages they make her feel "fit and very vital" , along with minute daily doses of the exercise bike combined with a half hour of stomach and back exercises. Was there enormous pressure to keep her teeny-tiny inch waist back in the days?
A Bond girl is a character who is a love interest or female companion of James Bond in a novel, film or video game. There is no set rule on what kind of person a Bond girl will be or what role she will play. She may be an ally or an enemy of Bond, pivotal to the mission or simply there for her looks. There are female characters such as Judi Dench 's M , and Camille Montes , a Bolivian intelligence agent who teams up with Bond in Quantum of Solace , who are not romantic interests of Bond, and hence not strictly Bond girls.
Nabbing a high-profile role in a coveted film series like James Bond is a huge honor and terrific treat for any actor. But for female performers, it could very well be a curse. Screenwriters of the long-running film series have been known to treat the women in their scripts much like early James Bond characters used to: like commodities that are cast aside after some in-between-the-sheets conquests.