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THE BEST BOND GIRLS

28.10.12

As much as we're huge fans of Mr Bond's sharp eye for killer tailoring, here at Reiss, we equally can't resist a good Bond girl. Whether their draped in fur, sashaying in floor-grazing silk or stripped to an eyes-on-stalks bikini, they always make an impression. So as the latest Bond offering, Skyfall, hits cinemas, we look back at the best Bond girls.

Kicking off with a classic, you can't beat Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder in Dr No, 1962. Emerging from the ocean wielding a huge carving knife and wearing what was to become an iconic bikini, she's the image most conjure up when thinking 'Bond girl'.

The foxy Honor Blackman played Pussy Galore in Goldfinger, 1964. And whether she's your favourite Bond girl or not, there's no denying that she's surely the best named? Although initially 'immune' to Bond's charms, eventually, that all changes and a romance ensues...of course.

Another of our favourite named Bond girls crops up in 1971's Diamonds are Forever. Tiffany Case, a wise-cracking American diamond smuggler is a Bond legend - we love this shot of her snuggling up with James before sailing off into the sunset together.

If EVER there was an all-time kick-ass Bond girl, it's surely May Day played by the legendary Grace Jones in A View To A Kill, 1985. From skydiving off the Eiffel Tower following a chase from Bond to coming to a self-imposed sticky end, May Day is an iconic Bond girl indeed.

Another bikini body to die for, Halle Berry as Jinx Johnson wiggled her way up the beach with swaying hips aplenty in Die Another Day, 2002. Reminiscent of Ursula thanks to the bikini, a few scenes later Jinx and James get steamy in one of the racier Bond clinches.

Eva Green smoulders as the double-crossing Vespa Lynd in Casino Royale, 2006. The greatest femme fatale of Bond Girls, Vespa's breathtaking beauty captures Bond at his most vulnerable - maybe it was those incredible floor-length dresses at card table?