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Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. February Learn how and when to remove this template message Nearly all of Ian Fleming 's Bond novels and short stories include one or more female characters who can be said to qualify as Bond girls, most of whom have been adapted for the screen.
While Fleming's Bond girls have some individual traits at least in their literary formsthey also have a great many characteristics in common. The typical Bond girl is in her early to mid-twenties, roughly ten years younger than Bond, who seems to be perennially in his mid-thirties.
They possess splendid figures and tend to dress in a slightly masculine, assertive fashion, wear little jewellery—and that in a masculine cut—wide leather belts, and square-toed leather shoes. There is some variation in dress, though: Bond girls have made their initial appearances in evening wear, in bra and panties and, on occasion, naked.
A disappointed man by robert lynd all of them are white ; they often sport light though noticeable suntans although a few, such as Solitaire, Tatiana Romanova, and Pussy Galore, are not only tanless but remarkably pale   and they generally use little or no makeup and no nail polish, also wearing their nails short.
Their features, especially their eyes and mouths, are often widely spaced e. Tiffany Case's eyes are chatoyantvarying with the light from grey to grey-blue,  while Pussy Galore has deep violet eyes, the only truly violet eyes that Bond had ever seen.
Even Domino, however, wears rather masculine jewellery. Names with less obvious meanings are sometimes explained in the novels. While Solitaire's real name is Simone Latrelle, she is known as Solitaire because she excludes men from her life;  Gala Brand, as noted above, is named for her father's cruiser, HMS Galatea ; and Tiffany Case received her name from her father, who was so angry that she was not a boy that he gave her mother a thousand dollars and a compact from Tiffany's and then walked out on her.
Conjecture is widespread that the name of the Bond girl in that novel, "Vesper Lynd," was intended to be a pun on "West Berlin," signifying Vesper's divided loyalties as a double agent under Soviet control. Several Bond girls, however, have normal names e.
Quite often those previous experiences have not been positive, and many Bond girls have had sexual violence inflicted on them in the past which has caused them to feel alienated from all men—until Bond comes along.
Tiffany Case was gang-raped as a teenager;  Honey Ryder, too, was beaten and raped as a teenager by a drunken acquaintance. Kissy Suzuki reports to Bond that during her brief career in Hollywood, when she was 17, "They thought that because I am Japanese I am some sort of an animal and that my body is for everyone.
In this novel Pussy Galore is portrayed as a practising lesbian when she first meets Bond, but at the end of the novel she sleeps with him. When, in bed, he says to her, "They told me you only liked women," she replies, "I never met a man before.
Those who are criminals, such as Tiffany Case and Pussy Galore, tend to be similarly independent-minded in how they approach their work—the latter even running her own syndicate.
Even those Bond girls who have more conventional or glamorous jobs show themselves to be invested in having an independent outlook on life. While the Bond girls are clearly intended as sex objectsthey are nevertheless portrayed in the novels as having a high degree of independence; this is also frequently but not always the case in the films, especially from onward.
However, several exceptions have been made: In Goldfingerthe Masterton sisters are considered Bond girls although Tilly is supposedly a lesbianand after their deaths, Pussy Galore also supposedly a lesbian becomes the primary Bond girl.
In On Her Majesty's Secret ServiceBond enters into a relationship and an eventual marriage with Teresa 'Tracy' di Vicenzoand sleeps with Ruby Windsor, a patient he meets in Blofeld's hideout while posing as a genealogist. In You Only Live Twice, Bond mainly has a relationship with Kissy Suzuki, but also romances Mariko Ichiban, as well as another a girl who is too insignificant for Fleming to give her a name.
Most Bond girls whose characters are allowed to develop in the course of the story are flawed, and several have unhappy sexual backgrounds Honey Ryder, Pussy Galore, Tiffany Case, Vivienne Michel, and Kissy Suzuki, among others.
Inspiration[ edit ] The inspiration for all of Fleming's Bond girls may be his onetime lover Muriel Wright, who according to The Times  has a claim to be the fons et origo of the species: Wright was 26 and "exceptionally beautiful" when she and Fleming met in A talented rider, skier, and polo player, Wright was independently wealthy and a model.
She was devoted to Fleming, despite his repeated unfaithfulness. She died in an air raid indevastating Fleming, who called Wright "too good to be true".
No is widely regarded as the first Bond girl,  although she was preceded by both Eunice Gayson as Sylvia Trench and Zena Marshall as Miss Taro in the same film. Noportrayed by Ursula Andress. Halle Berry 's orange bikini in Die Another Day and Daniel Craig 's supersnug powder blue trunks in Casino Royale suggest that neither star can keep a secret.
The first should die "preferably in Bond's arms" early, the second a villain whom Bond seduces before she dies in an unusual and gory way midway, and the third survives to the end of the film.
Bond confesses his love to her and resigns from MI6 so that they can have a normal life together. He later learns that she had been a double agent working for his enemies.
The enemy organisation Quantum had kidnapped her former lover and had been blackmailing her to secure her co-operation. She ends up actually falling in love with Bond, but dies, as Quantum is closing in on her, by drowning in a lift in a building under renovation in Venice.
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Bond girls occasionally have names that are double entendres or puns, such as Pussy Galore, Plenty O'Toole, Xenia Onatopp, or Holly Goodhead, and are considered "ubiquitous .
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