Rank the Main Bond Girls

MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
edited March 2014 in Bond Movies Posts: 5,079
Couldn't find a thread for this, so I thought I'd start it, as I was eager to do this. Same as the villain and Henchman threads. To avoid spamming the forum, I think we should leave making another similar thread like this for now?

I'll start things off-

1. Teresa Di Vicenzo (Tracy Bond), On Her Majesty's Secret Service
2. Melina Havelock, For Your Eyes Only
3. Pam Bouvier, Licence to Kill
4. Octopussy, Octopussy
5. Pussy Galore, Goldfinger
6. Natalya Simonova, GoldenEye
7. Vesper Lynd, Casino Royale
8. Tiffany Case, Diamonds Are Forever
9. Camille Montes, Quantum of Solace
10. Honey Ryder, Dr. No
11. Tatiana Romanova, From Russia With Love
12. Kara Milovy, The Living Daylights
13. Solitaire, Live and Let Die
14. Wai Lin, Tomorrow Never Dies
15. Stacey Sutton, A View to a Kill
16. Holly Goodhead, Moonraker
17. Severine, Skyfall
18. Anya Amasova, Agent XXX, The Spy Who Loved Me
19. Domino Derval, Thunderball
20. Kissy Suzuki, You Only Live Twice
21. Mary Goodnight, The Man With the Golden Gun
22. Dr. Christmas Jones, The World is not Enough
23. Giancinta 'Jinx' Johnson, Die Another Day
«134

Comments

  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Enemy of the state
    Posts: 41,590
    I cannot rank all 23, but excellent top two there!
  • Posts: 10,533
    1. Teresa Di Vicenzo / Tracy Bond, On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    2. Vesper Lynd, Casino Royale
    3. Solitaire, Live and Let Die
    4. Honey Rider, Dr. No
    5. Pussy Galore, Goldfinger
    6. Domino Derval, Thunderball
    7. Kara Milovy, The Living Daylights
    8. Melina Havelock, For Your Eyes Only
    9. Natalya Simonova, GoldenEye
    10. Tatiana Romanova, From Russia with Love
    11. Camille Montes, Quantum of Solace
    12. Wai Lin, Tomorrow Never Dies
    13. Anya Amasova, The Spy Who Loved Me
    14. Octopussy, Octopussy
    15. Pam Boulvier, Licence to Kill
    16. Mary Goodnight, The Man with the Golden Gun
    17. Tiffany Case, Diamonds Are Forever
    18. Severine, Skyfall
    19. Kissy Suzuki, You Only Live Twice
    20. Holly Goodhead, Moonraker
    21. Dr. Christmas Jones, The World is Not Enough
    22. Giancinta 'Jinx' Johnson, Die Another Day
    23. Stacey Sutton, A View to a Kill
  • StirredNotShakenStirredNotShaken Searching for No Time to Die in the "Favourite Bond Film" section...
    Posts: 2,073
    23: Jinx Johnson (Die Another Day)
    22: Mary Goodnight (The Man with the Golden Gun)
    21: Holly Goodhead (Moonraker)
    20: Tiffany Case (Diamonds Are Forever)
    19: Kissy Suzuki (You Only Live Twice)
    18: Christmas Jones (The World is Not Enough)
    17: Stacy Sutton (A View to a Kill)
    16: Solitaire (Live And Let Die)
    15: Wai Lin (Tomorrow Never Dies)
    14: Honey Ryder (Dr. No)
    13: Pussy Galore (Goldfinger)
    12: Anya Amasova (The Spy Who Loved Me)
    11: Camille Montes (Quantum of Solace)
    10: Pam Bouvier (Licence to Kill)
    9: Domino Derval (Thunderball)
    8: Octopussy (Octopussy)
    7: Tatiana Romanova (From Russia With Love)
    6: Kara Milovy (The Living Daylights)
    5: Severine (Skyfall)
    4: Melina Havelock (For Your Eyes Only)
    3: Natalya Simonova (GoldenEye)
    2: Teresa di Vincenzo (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
    1: Vesper Lynd (Casino Royale)

    1 - 4 are the golden girls.
    5 - 11 are excellent.
    12 - 16 are serviceable.
    17 - 23 are useless.
  • Posts: 2,472
    1. Natalya (GE)
    2. Tracy (OHMSS)
    3. Severine (SF)
    4. Kara (TLD)
    5. Pam (LTK)
    6. Vesper (CR)
    7. Solitaire (LALD)
    8. Camille (QOS)
    9. Melina (FYEO)
    10. Tatiana (FRWL)
    11. Honey (DN)
    12. Domino (TB)
    13. Pussy (GF)
    14. Mary (Gun)
    15. Kissy (YOLT)
    16. Tiffany (DAF)
    17. Octopussy (OP)
    18. Wai (TND)
    19. Stacy (AVTAK)
    20. Holly (MR)
    21. Christmas (TWINE)
    22. Anya (Spy)
    23. Jinx (DAD)
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    edited March 2014 Posts: 16,351
    The following I find good actresses-OR- funny-OR- sexy-OR some mix:
    1. Wai (TND)
    2. Tracy (OHMSS)
    3. Solitaire (LALD)
    4. Kara (TLD)
    5. Pam (LTK)
    6. Domino (TB)
    7. Camille (QOS)
    8. Severine (SF)
    9. Melina (FYEO)
    10. Tatiana (FRWL)
    11. Honey (DN)
    12. Natalya (GE)
    13. Kissy (YOLT)
    14. Pussy (GF)
    15. Mary (Gun)
    16. Tiffany (DAF)
    17. Octopussy (OP)
    18. Vesper (CR)

    The following I find 'OK' or tolerable on some level or other:
    19. Christmas (TWINE)
    20. Anya (Spy)
    21. Holly (MR)
    22. Stacy (AVTAK)
    23. Jinx (DAD)

  • Posts: 317
    Are we simply going by looks or by the overall character ? Makes a huge difference.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    edited March 2014 Posts: 16,351
    I just did mine on sheer personal preference.
  • Posts: 10,533
    Coldfinger wrote:
    Are we simply going by looks or by the overall character ? Makes a huge difference.

    I kind of did a mix of the two. I love this thread idea; wonder why it hasn't been done before?
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
    Posts: 5,079
    FoxRox wrote:
    Coldfinger wrote:
    Are we simply going by looks or by the overall character ? Makes a huge difference.

    I kind of did a mix of the two. I love this thread idea; wonder why it hasn't been done before?

    I was surprised, too. There is a thread for villains, so why not Bond girls?

    Regarding the criteria for ranking; like @chrisisall said, it's just down to personal preference.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Enemy of the state
    Posts: 41,590
    Coldfinger wrote:
    Are we simply going by looks or by the overall character ? Makes a huge difference.

    How do you pick your girlfriends? Need some advice?
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    edited March 2014 Posts: 16,351
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!
  • LicencedToKilt69007LicencedToKilt69007 Belgium, Wallonia
    Posts: 523
    1. Tracy (OHMSS)
    2. Natalya Simonova (GoldenEye)
    3. Melina Havelock (FYEO)
    4. Holly Goodhead (Moonraker)
    5. Kara Milovy (TLD)
    6. Tatiana Romanova (FRWL)
    7. Anya Amasova (TSWLM)
    8. Pussy Galore (Goldfinger)
    9. Wai Lin (TND)
    10. Domino Derval (Thunderball)
    11. Honey Ryder (Dr No)
    12. Octopussy
    13. Solitaire (LALD)
    14. Pam Bouvier (LTK)
    15. Vesper (CR)
    16. Severine (Skyfall)
    17. Camille Montes (QoS)
    18. Stacy Sutton (AVTAK)
    19. Christmas Jones (TWINE)
    20. Kissi Suzuki (YOLT)
    21. Tiffany Case (DAF)
    22. Mary Goodnight (TMWTGG)
    23. Jinx (DAD)
  • Posts: 317
    Coldfinger wrote:
    Are we simply going by looks or by the overall character ? Makes a huge difference.

    How do you pick your girlfriends? Need some advice?

    What does that even mean ?

  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Enemy of the state
    Posts: 41,590
    Coldfinger wrote:
    Coldfinger wrote:
    Are we simply going by looks or by the overall character ? Makes a huge difference.

    How do you pick your girlfriends? Need some advice?

    What does that even mean ?

    Just follow your heart, pal. Is what it means.
  • Posts: 317
    Coldfinger wrote:
    Coldfinger wrote:
    Are we simply going by looks or by the overall character ? Makes a huge difference.

    How do you pick your girlfriends? Need some advice?

    What does that even mean ?

    Just follow your heart, pal. Is what it means.

    Damn I thought this forum was troll free, I should have know better. Grats Thunderfinger for being the first.

  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Enemy of the state
    Posts: 41,590
    What does that even mean?
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 16,351
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Man you are on a roll today!! :))
  • Posts: 317
    What does that even mean?

    702820-wat8_super.jpg

  • edited March 2014 Posts: 2,341
    23. Camille
    22. Paris Carver
    21. Christmas Jones
    20 Jinx
    19 Stacy Sutton
    18 Holly Goodhead
    17 Kissy
    16 Octopussy
    15 Natalya
    14 M (?)
    13 Goodnight
    12 Anya
    11 Kara Milovy
    10 Tiffany Case
    9 Tanya Romanova
    8 Honey Rider
    7 Domino Derval
    6 Pussy Galore
    5 Vesper
    4 Pam
    3. Melina Havelock
    2. Solitaire
    1. Tracy

    My list will always begin and end with Tracy. We all had school boy crushes on her from The Avengers and this is the girl who got Bond to the altar. That always counts for something in my book.
    Solitaire was just so fine.
    Tiffany like Jinx and Stacy wasnot very likable but she was so good looking.
    I have never and never will be a fan of Camille. She does nothing for me.

    Does SF really have a main Bond girl? Some one once mentioned that M would qualify as the heroine (though she dies in the end) and I tend to agree with that assessment.
  • KerimKerim Istanbul Not Constantinople
    Posts: 2,629
    1. Tracy
    2. Domino
    3. Pam
    4. Vesper
    5. Tatiana
    6. Honey
    7. Melina
    8. Natalya
    9. Octopussy
    10. Pussy
    11. Solitaire
    12. Wai Lin
    13. Severine
    14. Anya
    15. Kara
    16. Holly
    17. Camille
    18. Jill
    19. Stacy
    20. Kissy
    21. Mary
    22. Christmas
    23. Jinx
  • 1. Vesper Lynd (CR)
    1. Tracy di Vicenzo (OHMSS)
    Putting either of them even at second is an abomination.
    3. Domino Derval (TB) - Beautiful, classic, elegant, and endearing
    4. Solitaire (LALD) - acting could be better, but this character is one of the best written of the franchise and being probably the best looking character in cinema history helps
    5. Pussy Galore (GF) - the perfect foil for Connery
    6. Melina Havelock (FYEO) - bad dubbing, but amazing intrigue.
    7. Severine (SF) - great performance and character but gone all too fast
    8. Pam Bouvier (LTK) - the perfect Bond girl for LTK
    9. Honey Ryder (DN) - the first and one of the best, but again, we don't see enough of her
    10. Camille Montes (QoS) - like a modern Melina, though she rarely backs up her tough-girl persona
    11. Wai Lin (TND) - 99% sure she could kick Brosnan's ass
    12. Tatiana Romanova (FRWL) - one of the best classic Bond girls, though I occasionally find her whiny
    13. Aki (YOLT) - very spunky and likable
    14. Natalya Simonova (GE) - very well integrated into the story and adequately performed, but i often find myself straining to care about her
    15. Octopussy (OP) - well performed but poorly written
    16. Anya Amasova (TSWLM) - the perfect role is nearly ruined by Barbara Bach's performance
    17. Kara Milovy (TLD) - she's okay, but the lady's not too bright
    18. Holly Goodhead (MR) - Lois Chiles is more convincing than Bach as Anya, but just as wooden in a weaker role
    19. Christmas Jones (TWINE) - though she is completely, hilariously unconvincing, she's not the worst
    20. Tiffany Case (DAF) - am I the only one who feels like St John's delivery makes it sound like she's asking for a smack in the face?
    21. Jinx Johnson (DAD) - reminder that Halle Berry was the reigning Oscar winner at the time
    22. Stacy Sutton (AVTAK) - She got kidnapped in a blimp drive-by.
    23. Mary Goodnight (TMWTGG) - okay, i think she looks like a baboon, she has the IQ of a walnut, and is as useful as Stevie Wonder's binoculars
  • edited March 2014 Posts: 2,341
    @hildebrand_rarity
    You bring up an interesting point in regard to Lois Chiles v. Barbara Bach. I agree that Bach's acting could have and should have been stronger.
    Chiles had auditioned for the part of Anya but lost out. I never thought about it but she might have done a better job in TSWLM than she did in MR. She's a stronger actress than Bach.
    Interesting...
  • KerimKerim Istanbul Not Constantinople
    Posts: 2,629
    Agreed, I think Lois Chiles could have pulled off Anya's character.

    At least Lois teaches acting. Barbara only married a Beatle.
  • @Kerim @OHMSS69 While I think Chiles would have made a much better Anya, I still found her to be a bit wooden
  • KerimKerim Istanbul Not Constantinople
    edited March 2014 Posts: 2,629
    I respectfully disagree on this theory. If a bunch of woodpeckers and termites saw Lois and Barbara together, they'd all flock to Barbara first.
  • Overall, judging for character, Wai is the best, followed by Tracy, and Mary Goodnight is the absolute worst

    Judging for sexual appeal, Paris Carver wins (freakin' love Teri Hatcher in his young days), closely followed by our new Moneypenny and... Well, this is hard... I'd take... I think Stacy looks too much like a Barbie doll, but no Bond girl lacks sex-appeal in any movie.
  • BGDBGD
    edited March 2014 Posts: 37
    <blockquote>Judging for sexual appeal, Paris Carver wins (freakin' love Teri Hatcher in his young days)</blockquote>
    Well, this is a revelation to me, as it were. She's still hot.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
    Posts: 11,958
    1. Kara Milovy (Maryam d'Abo) - The Living Daylights
    2. Melina Havelock (Carole Bouquet) - For Your Eyes Only
    3. Domino Dervall (Claudine Auger) - Thunderball
    4. Pam Bouvier (Carey Lowell) - Licence To Kill
    5. Wai Lin (Michelle Yeoh) - Tomorrow Never Dies
    6. Tatiana Romanova (Daniela Bianchi) - From Russia With Love
    7. Kissy Suzuki (Mie Hama) - You Only Live Twice
    8. Solitaire (Jane Seymore) - Live And Let Die
    9. Teresa di Vicenzo (Diana Rigg) - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    10. Octopussy (Maude Adams) - Octopussy
    ---
    11. Natalya Simonova (Izabella Scorupco) - GoldenEye
    12. Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress) - Dr No
    13. Dr. Holly Goodhead (Lois Chiles) - Moonraker
    14. Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) - Casino Royale
    15. Severine (Bérénice Marlohe) - Skyfall
    16. Stacey Sutton (Tanya Roberts) - A View To Kill
    17. Anya Amasova (Barbara Bach) - The Spy Who Loved Me
    18. Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) - Goldfinger
    19. Jinx (Halle Berry) - Die Another Day
    20. Dr. Christmas Jones (Denise Richards) The World Is Not Enough
    21. Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) - Diamonds Are Forever
    22. Camille (Olga Kurylenko)
    23. Mary Goodnight (Britt Ekland) - The Man With The Golden Gun
  • Posts: 315
    Any list of Bond women starts with Ursula Andress. Her photo in the white bikini is the only iconic such photo from the Bond films.
  • Posts: 2,341
    BGD wrote:
    <blockquote>Judging for sexual appeal, Paris Carver wins (freakin' love Teri Hatcher in his young days)</blockquote>
    Well, this is a revelation to me, as it were. She's still hot.

    We can agree to disagree. Teri Hatcher was very hot and she was the type of girl one could fall for based on her Lois Lane character back then.However I would take Jinx, Stacey, Christmas Jones over her.
Sign In or Register to comment.