A Bond girl is a character or actress portraying a love interest of James Bond in a film, novel, or video game. They occasionally have names that are double entendres or puns, such as Pussy Galore, Plenty O'Toole, Xenia Onatopp, or Holly Goodhead. Bond girls are considered "ubiquitous symbol of glamour and sophistication."
There is no set rule on who a Bond girl will be or what role she will play. She may be ally or enemy, pivotal to the mission or simply eye candy. Despite this broad scope there are female characters such as Judi Dench's M and Miss Moneypenny, who are not Bond girls. However, M and Miss Moneypenny may be considered special Bond girls in Skyfall, in which M plays a pivotal role and her emotional backstory with Bond is explored and Moneypenny as she works with Bond in the field, similar to other Bond girls in the past.
Famous quotes containing the words bond and/or girl:
“I made no vows, but vows
Were then made for me; bond unknown to me
Was given, that I should be, else sinning greatly,
A dedicated Spirit.”
—William Wordsworth (17701850)
the girl of the chain letter,
the girl full of talk of coffins and keyholes,
the one of the telephone bills,
the wrinkled photo and the lost connections....”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)