Wednesday, January 21, 2009

20 (Plus 2) Women I Admire Meme

I was tagged by Molly at Ashcan Rantings to participate in this meme. It's called 20 Women I Admire. I had created a meme recently over at The Dino Lounge about 20 Men I Admire. It got a lot of great response. I was very thrilled with that. I was more than happy to participate in this meme that Molly created.

I had done a meme awhile ago that was called The 20 Actresses Meme. I posted many of my favorite actresses from the 1960's and 1970's. I didn't want to repeat that same list with this particular meme. I decided to do something a little different. This new list features women that have all played Bond girls.

Some might find it strange that someone can admire women that have played Bond girls. Personally I do. This is an elite club of women. There are so many actresses that would kill to play in the latest Bond film. All of these women are very beautiful. Of course, some of the characters are more or less eye candy. There's nothing necessarily wrong with that. But there are also plenty of these characters who are strong and very capable women in their own right. They play a big part in the success of Bond's mission.

I have picked one woman from each Bond film. There are other women I love from these movies, but these are the ones I chose. They are not in the order of preference, but in the order of the year their particular film came out. I hope you like my list. Let me know which of these women you really like. I'm not going to tag anyone, but please feel free to participate yourself if you like. Thanks.

1. Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder in Dr. No. (1962)


2. Daniela Bianchi as Tatiana Romanova in From Russia With Love (1963)


3. Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger (1964)


4. Claudine Auger as Domino Thunderball (1965)


5. Mie Hama as Kissy in You Only Live Twice (1967)


6. Diana Rigg as Tracy Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)


7. Lana Wood as Plenty O'Toole in Diamonds Are Forever (1971)


8. Jane Seymour as Solitaire in Live and Let Die (1973)


9. Britt Ekland as Mary Goodnight in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)


10. Barbara Bach as Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)


11. Lois Chiles as Holly Goodhead in Moonraker (1979)


12. Carole Bouquet as Melina in For Your Eyes Only (1981)


13. Maud Adams as Octopussy in Octopussy (1983)


14. Tanya Roberts as Stacey Sutton in A View To A Kill (1985)


15. Maryam d'Abo as Kara Milovy in The Living Daylights (1987)


16. Talisa Soto as Lupe Lamora in Licence To Kill (1989)


17. Famke Janssen as Xenia Onatopp in Goldeneye (1995)


18. Michelle Yeoh as Wai Lin in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)


19. Sophie Marceau as Elektra King in The World Is Not Enough (1999)


20. Halle Berry as Jinx in Die Another Day (2002)


21. Eva Green as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale (2006)


22. Olga Kurylenko as Camille in Quantum Of Solace (2008)



Anonymous said...

Two Swedish actress Britt & Maud are ofcourse on my list too :-)
For me Honor Blackman must be nr:1, she's so cool and beautiful, even later on in her life she got the looks.

Uranium Willy said...


I think I will participate in this with my 20 men meme and let you know when i am finished okay. Mie Hama is my favorite Bond girl, though it can be hard to choose really.

I am a little behind on my Meme due to my melt downs here, but I will get it up.

See ya

Mirko di Wallenberg said...

Hi Keith, nice list but I am surprised that "Daniela Bianchi as Tatiana Romanova in From Russia With Love (1963)" was your second choice! How come???

Keith said...

Hey Sid. Thanks for the comments. I'm glad you liked it. It would actually be hard for me to pick a #1. That changes at my mood. That's why I decided to put them in the order of the movies. I do love Honor Blackman. She's amazing then and now.

Keith said...

Hey Bill. Thanks for the comments. I really love Mie myself. That sounds cool. I look forward to seeing what you do. I totally understand. You've been having a lot of trouble. Good luck with it. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Mirko. Thanks for the comments. Not sure if you read what I wrote before I posted my list, but I mentioned that these girls were not in the order of preference. I put them in the order of the years the movies came out. Since From Russia With Love was the 2nd movie, Daniela would put in the #2 position. Some of the girls further down would be way higher on my list than some of the girls closer to the top. Know what I mean. Cheers!

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

This was such a fantastic idea for a list. I know how much you love James Bond and his girls. These are some very beautiful women. I agree that many are more than mere eye candy.

Keith said...

Hey Phoebe. Thanks. Glad you liked it. I thought it would be a cool way to do this meme. I love 007 and Bond girls. Cheers!

Planet Mondo said...

Love the Bond theme Keith, great idea

Keith said...

Thanks Dave. I'm glad you liked it. Cheers!

Glenn Bishop "Bish The Magish" said...

All Bond Girls - and they did a lot to make the bond movies great.

Neat post Keith.

Glenn Bishop

Keith said...

Hey Glenn. Thanks for the comments. Bond girls are a major reason why those movies have been so successful and long-lasting. Cheers!

molly said...

cool, thanks for doing the meme!

Keith said...

Hey Molly. You are very welcome. Thanks for tagging me.

nikos1109 said...

Hi Keith,

"For your eyes only" was shot in Greece and my dad played in a scene in Corfu island.

Ursula Andress and Halle Berry are my all time favs.


Keith said...

Hey Nikos. Thanks for the comments. Wow! That is so cool about your dad. I would love if my dad had done that. Ursula Andress is my top favorite. That worked out good for my meme since she played in the first film.