Léa Seydoux Is A Bond Girl
Earlier today it was announced that Léa Seydoux will play the next Bond Girl in the series’ Skyfall follow-up, Bond 24. Sure, Seydoux has Miu Miu and Prada campaigns under her sleeve, but it’s her outfit as a Bond Girl that will stick with her forever–just ask Halle Berry and that orange bikini. We’re taking a look back at our five favorite Bond Girl looks, with plenty of inspiration brewing for Seydoux’s time to shine. Just a hunch: a bikini may be involved based on past observations, but we don’t want to jump the gun.
5. Christmas Jones in The World Is Not Enough (1999): Despite critics ranking Denise Richards‘ Christmas Jones as one of the worst Bond Girls of all time, Richards gave LBD a totally new meaning with a pair of black hot pants. Topped with all means necessary to carry out her job as a nuclear physicist–an ID, some gadgets with buttons that do god knows what–Jones again proves that form and function go hand in hand.
4. Honey Ryder in Dr. No (1962): Who says swimwear can’t be adorable and practical? Ursula Andress‘ Honey Ryder stomped the shoreline in a white two-piece adorned with a thick waist belt to hold her knife–duh!
3. Solitaire in Live and Let Die (1973): Before Jane Seymour was a self-help author, she played Solitaire, a tarot card reader leading 007 away from trouble. In an over-the-top jeweled caftan and headpiece, she is stripped of her fortune-telling abilities after losing her virginity to Bond.
2. Jill Masterson in Goldfiger (1964): In very few scenarios does being covered in gold paint seem logical. Shirley Eaton‘s Jill Masterson is used by Bond in diverting the attention of Goldfinger himself. But surprise, surprise, the gaudy 24k decoration caused "epidermal suffocation", leaving poor Jill dead and Bond without a right hand girl.
1. Jinx Johnson in Die Another Day (2002): Remember that orange bikini? Of course you do. Halle Berry’s re-vamp of Honey Ryder’s utility-kini is one of the most memorable fashion moments in film history (save Dorothy’s ruby slippers, Cher Horowitz’s Alaïa). Berry’s role earned her a nod as one of film’s toughest girls on screen. Who says you can’t have it all, be smart, and get a tan in the process?