With James Bond 23 being suspended indefinitely thanks to MGM having a distinct lack of money, I wanted to take some time and look back on Bond Girls that we’ve all loved, and the absurd, funny names they have a habit of getting stuck with.
Dr. Holly Goodhead
Played by Lois Chiles in Moonraker, I think it’s fair to say that none of us would be sad to be stuck on a ship the moon with Dr. Goodhead.
Played by Honor Blackman in Goldfinger, the name was spoofed in the first Austin Powers film with the character Alotta Fagina. It is the quintessential Bond Girl name.
Played by Gemma Arterton in Quantum of Solace. In the film she’s only ever referred to as Agent Fields, so you have to watch the credits to see her name is actually Strawberry. It’s Gemma Arterton so you can call her whatever you want and she’ll pull it off.
Played by Britt Ekland in The Man with the Golden Gun, she’s arguably one of the more under appreciated Bond Girls.
Played by Mie Hama in You Only Live Twice, the name borders on being offensive, which is saying something for a Bond Girl.
Played by Rosamund Pike in Die Another Day. To be honest I don’t think that it’s that funny of a Bond Girl name, though it’s fitting as she’s cold and calculating in the film, but I’ll never pass up on the chance to put up a picture of Rosamund Pike.
Played by Alison Doody in A View to a Kill, Jenny Flex takes the cake as the only character who’s actor has a more absurd name. Sorry Ms Doody.
Played by Maud Adams in Octopussy, this is close tie with Pussy Galore as both the most absurd Bond Girl name and the most provocative.
Played by Jane Seymour in Live and Let Die. A psychic that must remain a virgin, but she’s a Bond Girl so I think we all know how that one ends.
Dr. Christmas Jones
Played by Denise Richards in The World is Not Enough. I think I speak for everybody when I say that we have a hard time accepting Denise Richards as a doctor. The name is so absurd that Bond even jokes at the end that “Christmas really does come more than once a year.” Classy.
Played by Famke Janssen in Goldeneye she is a villain, but the name is too good to pass up. When first learning of her name, Bond (as played by Pierce Brosnan) repeats the name, making sure he heard it right.
Played by Ursula Andress in Dr. No, she is the model for all Bond Girls. The scene of Honey Ryder coming out of the ocean is iconic both in Bond films and in cinema as a whole. Honey Ryder is the measuring stick for all Bond Girls.