Miss Moneypenny assigned the first names of Eve or Jane, is a fictional character in the James Bond novels and films. She is secretary to M, Bond's superior officer and head of the British Secret Intelligence Service. Although she has a small part in most of the films, it is always highlighted by the underscored romantic tension between her and Bond. On that note, she is not always considered to be a Bond girl, having never had anything more than a professional relationship with Bond. Although not given a first name by Fleming, the character was given the name Jane in the spin-off book series, The Moneypenny Diaries. According to the film You Only Live Twice, she holds the rank of second officer in the Women's Royal Naval Service. In Ian Fleming's first draft of Casino Royale, Moneypenny's name was "Miss'Petty' Pettaval", taken from Kathleen Pettigrew, the personal assistant to MI6 director Stewart Menzies. Fleming changed it to be less obvious. Other candidates for Moneypenny's inspiration include Vera Atkins of Special Operations Executive.
The BBC has used the term "Fleming's Miss Moneypenny" when referring to Jean Frampton, who typed out the manuscripts for Fleming's works and made plot suggestions to him though the two never met. Miss Moneypenny is the private secretary of M, the head of MI6, she holds the rank of Lieutenant RN, a prerequisite rank for this position. She is cleared for Top Secret, Eyes Only, Cabinet-Level intelligence reports, the last of which she is required to prepare, in some cases present. M's personal assistant is utterly dedicated to her work, which means she has little time for a social life. A close confidante of her boss, she enjoys a flirtatious—though never consummated—relationship with James Bond, whom she understands perfectly. Moneypenny was never given any backstory until the film Skyfall, when she was re-introduced to the series following the 2006 reboot of the series' continuity. Moneypenny, now played by Naomie Harris and given the first name Eve, is a field agent assigned to work with Bond on an operation in Istanbul.
It ends in disaster when she is ordered to shoot through Bond while he is fighting hand to hand combat with the mercenary they are chasing. She hits Bond, she is temporarily suspended for this and reassigned to desk duty, assisting Gareth Mallory, the Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee, assigned to watch over MI6. She meets Bond in Macau and aids in locating an agent of Raoul Silva's before returning to London. After her return to London, she is a participant in another shootout with Silva, when Silva ambushes M at a public inquiry into MI6. By the end of the film, she decides to retire from fieldwork and becomes Mallory's secretary once he takes over the role of M. In both the Bond novels and films based upon them, Moneypenny is smitten with Bond. For example, in the novel Thunderball, Fleming wrote that she "often dreamed hopelessly about Bond." However, she never explicitly voices these feelings. Miss Moneypenny's role in Fleming's novels is smaller than her role in the films.
In the novels, Bond has his own secretary, Loelia Ponsonby and Mary Goodnight, both of whose lines and relationships were transferred to Miss Moneypenny for the films. As a rule, Moneypenny never directly participates in Bond's missions. However, in Skyfall, Moneypenny is an MI6 agent who directly assists Bond in the field before becoming the new M's secretary. In the film Octopussy, Moneypenny has an assistant named Penelope Smallbone, who appears to be smitten with Bond, despite a "thorough briefing" on the subject by Moneypenny. Intended as either a foil or a replacement for Moneypenny, Smallbone appeared only that once. In most of the Bond films, there is a scene Bond's arrival at M's office, in which Bond and Moneypenny exchange witty, flirtatious conversation. In the earlier films, these exchanges are more sexually charged, with Bond kissing or caressing Moneypenny sensually. In Die Another Day, she puts on Q's virtual reality glasses and sees Bond walking casually into her room and tossing his hat on the hook.
He tells her how much he knocks everything off her desk and the two start to kiss. Q interrupts her, she pretends she was using it as a combat simulation. In the original film version of Casino Royale, actress Barbara Bouchet plays M's current secretary and explains to Sir James Bond upon their first meeting that she is Miss Moneypenny's daughter, she is referred to thereafter, in the closing credits, as Moneypenny. Since the character's first appearance in Casino Royale, neither Fleming nor any succeeding Bond novelist gave Moneypenny a first name. In a number of books and at least one film, Bond refers to her by the nickname "Penny". However, The Moneypenny Diaries gives her first name as Jane, while in Skyfall, the character is named Eve. After Lois Maxwell's death, Roger Moore recalled that she
Jinx (James Bond)
Giacinta "Jinx" Johnson is a fictional character in the James Bond franchise, first appearing in Die Another Day, portrayed by Halle Berry. The character, the first heroic African-American Bond girl, has received critical acclaim, is regarded among one of the best Bond girls of the series. Jinx is an NSA agent assigned to kill the rogue North Korean agent Zao, undergoing gene-replacement therapy at the Alvarez clinic in Cuba; the night before confronting Zao, she has a one-night stand with James Bond, after Zao in the hope of extracting the identity of a double agent responsible for his being imprisoned and tortured in North Korea. She tells Bond; the two cross paths again at the clinic while chasing Zao. Jinx tracks Zao to Gustav Graves' diamond mine in Iceland, where Graves demonstrates the potential of his Icarus Satellite at his Ice Palace. Zao interrogates her, he leaves her to be disposed of by his henchman Mr. Kil, who straps her to a machine intended to kill her through the usage of industrial lasers.
Bond rescues her and the two of them proceed to kill Mr. Kil with his own machine. Upon admitting that she is an NSA agent to Bond, the two exchange relevant information and decide to work together; when Bond leaves to confront Graves, Jinx goes to warn MI6 operative Miranda Frost of an impending attack on her. However, unbeknownst to Jinx, Frost is the double agent. Subduing Jinx, Frost locks her in Bond's suite to die as Graves melts his Ice Palace using his Icarus satellite's heat-ray, she is rescued for the second time by Bond after drowning in sub-zero temperatures of the flooded room. On the joint orders of Damian Falco and M, Jinx and Bond infiltrate a North Korean airbase to assassinate Graves, who escapes, they board his plane via its landing gear and split up, with Jinx taking care of the plane's pilot while Bond takes on Graves. Jinx manages to take over the controls but is ambushed by a sword-wielding Frost, who forces her to switch the plane's controls over to its auto-pilot mode and removes her from the cockpit.
Unbeknownst to either of them, the auto-pilot sends the plane hurtling into the solar beam projected by the Icarus satellite, causing the plane to begin to disintegrate, killing Graves. Jinx uses the chaos as an opportunity to impale her on a knife. Jinx and Bond manage to escape the burning and demolishing plane in a helicopter from the plane's cargo hold, in possession of Grave's diamonds, she and Bond go to Cuba for a romantic night together. Jinx made an appearance in the 2012 video game 007 Legends, which "re-imagined" the events of Die Another Day with Daniel Craig's rendition of James Bond, voiced in the game by Timothy Watson. Eurocom, the game's developer, was unable to acquire the likeness of Halle Berry for inclusion in the game, so they used the likeness of actress Gabriela Montaraz instead, with the character being voiced by Madalena Alberto; the scenes featuring Berry in Die Another Day in a bikini were shot in Cádiz. The location was cold and windy, footage has been released of Berry wrapped in thick towels between takes to avoid catching a chill.
Berry was injured during filming. The debris was removed in a 30-minute operation; the character was well received. After the film's release, Jinx proved so popular with fans and critics alike that MGM considered developing a spin-off focusing on the character, scheduled for a November/December 2004 release, it was reported that MGM was keen to set up a separate franchise and to be a "Winter Olympics" alternative to James Bond. However, on October 26, 2003, Variety reported that MGM had "completely pulled the plug on this project", to the dismay of Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson of EON Productions, who were reported to be "clearly furious" about the decision. MGM was reported to have paused development of the film in favour of rebooting the James Bond film series with Casino Royale. In 2017, Berry described having portrayed her character of Ginger "Angelica" Ale of Kingsman: The Golden Circle as "Jinx 2.0" in an interview with Screen Rant, stating that the character would come to more resemble Jinx in a future Kingsman film.
MGM and Eon Productions granted Mattel the license to sell a line of Barbie dolls based on the franchise around the time of the release of Die Another Day, with Mattel announcing that the Bond Barbie, based on Jinx, would be at her "stylish best", clad in evening dress and red shawl. Lindy Hemming created the dress, slashed to the thigh to reveal a telephone strapped to Barbie's leg; the doll was sold in a gift set, with Barbie's boyfriend Ken posing as Bond in a tuxedo designed by the Italian fashion house Brioni. Revlon collaborated with the makers of Die Another Day to create a cosmetics line based around Jinx; the limited edition 007 Colour Collection was launched on 7 November 2002 to coincide with the film's release. The product names were loaded with puns and innuendo, with shades and textures ranging from the "warm" to "cool and frosted"; the scene in Die Another Day wherein Jinx emerges from the ocean in a bikini pays homage to Ursula Andress's character Honey Rid
Felix Leiter is a fictional character created by Ian Fleming in the James Bond series. The character is an operative for the Bond's friend. After losing a leg and his hand to a shark attack, Leiter joined the Pinkerton Detective Agency; the name "Felix" comes from the middle name of Fleming's friend Ivar Bryce, while the name "Leiter" was the surname of Fleming's friend Marion Oates Leiter Charles wife of Thomas Leiter. Leiter appeared in novels by continuation authors, as well as ten films and one television episode, "Casino Royale", where the character became a British agent, Clarence Leiter, played by Michael Pate. In the Eon Productions series of films, Leiter has been portrayed by Jack Lord, Cec Linder, Rik Van Nutter, Norman Burton, David Hedison, John Terry and Jeffrey Wright. Leiter has appeared in the video game 007 Legends. Felix Leiter, James Bond's CIA ally and friend, played a part in six of the Fleming novels. S. Marine, working with the Joint Intelligence Staff of NATO. Fleming named the character after two of his American friends: "Felix" was Ivar Bryce's middle name, whilst Tommy Leiter was a mutual friend.
Academic Kerstin Jütting describes Leiter as "a cool and quiet no-nonsense character who knows 007's strengths and weaknesses well". Physically, Fleming describes Leiter in Casino Royale: "a mop of straw-coloured hair lent his face a boyish look which closer examination contradicted". Leiter is Bond's saviour in Casino Royale, providing him with 32 million francs when Bond has been cleaned out by SMERSH paymaster Le Chiffre, calling it "Marshall Aid". Media historian James Chapman notes that Bond's relationship with Leiter represented the Special Relationship between Britain and America, although the American Leiter is in the subordinate position to the British Bond. Academic Jeremy Black agrees, although points out that the Bond and Leiter relationship suggested "a far smoother working of the Anglo-American alliance than was in fact the case." Academic and writer Kingsley Amis, in his exploration of Bond in The James Bond Dossier, considered that this view of Leiter was because of Fleming's writing, noting that "Leiter, such a nonentity as a piece of characterization... he, the American, takes orders from Bond, the Britisher, that Bond is doing better than he".
Bond scholars Bennett and Woollacott note that although the two men share adventures, it is Bond who leads, not Leiter. Leiter's role is to "suppl Bond with technical support and hardware, add... muscle where needed and money". Fleming's second novel and Let Die shows that in his early twenties, Leiter wrote a few pieces on Dixieland jazz for the New York Amsterdam News. Bond scholar John Griswold notes that in the original draft of the story, Fleming killed Leiter off in the shark attack. Espionage scholar Rupert Allason, writing as Nigel West, noted that Leiter's involvement in a domestic US matter was a breach of the CIA's charter, as laid out in the National Security Act of 1947. After the shark attack, Leiter returned in Diamonds Are Forever with a hook for his missing hand and a prosthetic leg. Fleming had flown to the US in August 1954 to research the background to Diamonds Are Forever. According to Bond scholar Henry Chancellor, "the speed and comfort of it impressed Ian, he shamelessly appropriated this car" for Leiter to drive in the novel.
For the post-Fleming continuation Bond authors, Leiter has appeared on a periodic basis. After John Gardner took over writing the James Bond novel series, Leiter made an occasional appearance and the novel For Special Services introduces his daughter, Cedar Leiter, a CIA officer. Raymond Benson included Leiter's character in some of his novels, including The Facts of Death and Doubleshot; the more recent continuation Bond novels—the 2008 Sebastian Faulks novel Devil May Care and the 2011 novel Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver—both contained the character. Felix Leiter USMC and Felix Leiter CIA, are novels that continue the Felix Leiter character, from his beginning in the Marine Corps to his time in the CIA. Both books are available on Amazon and are available as e books; the first screen interpretation of the Leiter character was in the 1954 CBS one-hour television adventure Casino Royale, broadcast as part of the dramatic anthology series Climax Mystery Theater, which ran between October 1954 and June 1958.
For the American audience the Bond character from Casino Royale was re-cast as an American agent—"Card Sense" Jimmy Bond, played by Barry Nelson—described as working for "Combined Intelligence", supported by the British agent, Clarence Leiter. Leiter, an agent for Station S, was a combination of the novel's Felix Leiter and René Mathis and was played by the Australian actor Michael Pate. Jack Lord was the first Felix Leiter, appointed into the role for Dr. No. Eon Productions started filmi
Vesper Lynd is a fictional character featured in Ian Fleming's 1953 James Bond novel Casino Royale. She was portrayed by Ursula Andress in the 1967 James Bond parody, only based on the novel, by Eva Green in the 2006 adaptation. In the novel, the character explains that she was born "on a stormy evening", that her parents named her "Vesper", Latin for "evening". Fleming created a cocktail recipe in the novel that Bond names after her; the "Vesper martini" became popular after the novel's publication, gave rise to the famous "shaken, not stirred" catchphrase immortalised in the Bond films. The actual name for the drink was mentioned on screen for the first time in the 2006 adaptation of Casino Royale. In 1993, journalist Donald McCormick claimed that Fleming based Vesper on the real life of Polish agent Krystyna Skarbek, working for Special Operations Executive. Vesper works at MI6 headquarters as personal assistant to Head of section S, she is lent to Bond, much to his irritation, to assist him in his mission to bankrupt Le Chiffre, the paymaster of a SMERSH-controlled trade union.
She poses as a radio seller, working with Rene Mathis, as Bond's companion to infiltrate the casino in Royale-les-Eaux, in which Le Chiffre gambles. After Bond takes all of Le Chiffre's money in a high-stakes game of baccarat, Vesper is abducted by Le Chiffre's thugs, who nab Bond when he tries to rescue her. Both are rescued after Le Chiffre is murdered by a SMERSH agent, but only after Bond has been tortured. Vesper visits Bond every day in the hospital, the two grow close. After he is released from the hospital, they go on a holiday together and become lovers. Vesper has a terrible secret, however: She is a double agent working for Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs and only worked with Bond because she was ordered to see that he did not escape Le Chiffre. Before she met Bond, she had been romantically involved with a Polish RAF operative; this man had been captured by SMERSH, revealed information about Vesper under torture. Hence, SMERSH was using this operative to blackmail Vesper into helping them.
After Le Chiffre's death, she is hopeful that she can have a fresh start with Bond, but she realizes this is impossible when she sees a SMERSH operative with an eye patch, Adolph Gettler, tracking her and Bond's movements. Consumed with guilt and certain that SMERSH will find and kill both of them, she commits suicide, leaving a note admitting her treachery and pledging her love to Bond. Bond copes with the loss by renouncing her as a traitor and going back to work as though nothing has happened, he phones his superiors and informs them of Vesper's treason and death, coldly saying "The bitch is dead." Bond's feelings for Vesper are not extinguished. In Diamonds Are Forever, Bond skips the song "La Vie En Rose" in Tiffany Case's hotel room "because it has memories for him". Furthermore, in the novel Goldfinger, when a drugged Bond believes that he has died and is preparing to enter heaven, he worries about how to introduce Tilly Masterton, who he believes has died along with him, to Vesper. In the 1967 version of Casino Royale, Lynd was portrayed by Ursula Andress, who had portrayed another Bond girl, Honey Ryder, in the 1962 film version of Dr. No.
In this version, which bore little resemblance to the novel, Vesper is depicted as a former secret agent who has since become a multi-millionaire with a penchant for wearing ridiculously extravagant outfits at her office. Bond, now in the position of M at MI6, uses a discount for her past due taxes to bribe her into becoming another 007 agent, to recruit baccarat expert Evelyn Tremble into stopping Le Chiffre. Vesper and Tremble have an affair. However, she betrays Tremble to Le Chiffre and SMERSH, declaring to Tremble, "Never trust a rich spy" before killing him with a machine gun hidden inside a bagpipe, she does this for the same reason she does in the novel, as she remarks that it isn't for money but for love. Though her ultimate fate is not revealed in the film, in the closing credits she is shown as an angel playing a harp, showing her to be one of the "seven James Bonds at Casino Royale" killed by an atomic explosion. In the 2006 film version of Casino Royale, Vesper Lynd is a foreign liaison agent from the HM Treasury's Financial Action Task Force assigned to make sure that Bond adequately manages the funds provided by MI6.
Vesper is skeptical about Bond's ego and at first is unwilling to be his trophy at the poker tournament with Le Chiffre. However, she assists Bond when Lord's Resistance Army leader Steven Obanno attacks him, knocking away a gun out of Obanno's hand and giving Bond the chance to kill him, she afterwards retreats to the shower, feeling that she has blood on her hands from helping to kill Obanno. Bond kisses the "blood" off her hands to comfort her, they return to the casino, his kindness does not prevent her from doing her job, however. Shortly afterwards, she saves Bond's life. Poisoned by Le Chiffre's girlfriend, Bond struggles unsuccessfully to connect a key wire to his aut
Brad Whitaker is a fictional character in the James Bond film The Living Daylights. He was portrayed by American actor Joe Don Baker. Baker appeared as Jack Wade, Bond's CIA contact, in Pierce Brosnan's first two Bond films, GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies. Steven Rubin describes Whitaker as a "smarmy bad-guy arms trader." Brad Whitaker is an international black market arms dealer. He is fascinated by war, but has no actual military experience, so he turns to arms dealing to organize his own personal military force. Expelled from West Point for cheating, he spends a short stint as a mercenary in the Belgian Congo before starting to work with various other criminal organisations that would help organise his first arms deals, he loves military history and it is implied that he wargames various historical conflicts using automated miniature figures and effects, such as the battles of Agincourt and Gettysburg. In a conversation with Bond during the confrontation, Whitaker says that he believes that Pickett's Charge should have been made up Little Round Top and that, if Ulysses S. Grant was in charge of the Union at Gettysburg, he would have crushed the Army of Northern Virginia, thus ending the rebellion.
He says "Meade should have taken another 35,000 dead at Gettysburg!". Whitaker has a personal pantheon of "great military commanders" in his headquarters, which includes some of history's most famous and infamous figures, such as Adolf Hitler, Napoleon Bonaparte, Genghis Khan, Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Oliver Cromwell, Attila the Hun. Whitaker holds these men in high regard and calls them "surgeons who removed society's dead flesh". All representations of these "surgeons" are sculpted to resemble Whitaker himself, noticeable when Whitaker hides among the statues waiting for Pushkin to visit him. Brad Whitaker joins forces with rogue Soviet General Georgi Koskov to secure a large shipment of opium from the Snow Leopard Brotherhood in Afghanistan for $500,000,000 worth of diamonds that he had obtained from an arms deal with the Soviets. Once the opium is sold, Whitaker will have enough money to continue arms deals far into the future. At the same time, they attempt to use James Bond and MI6 to eliminate Gogol's replacement as the new Soviet head of secret operations, General Pushkin, on the basis that he has re-instituted an ongoing operation called "Smiert Spionom".
It is Koskov and Whitaker's men their special henchman Necros, who are involved in killing the British agents. After thwarting Whitaker's plans in Afghanistan, Bond returns to Tangier to hunt him down at his Tangier headquarters and kills him after a game of cat-and-mouse in his gaming room, with him using high-tech weapons, such as an 80-round light machine gun rifle with an integral ballistic shield, a bulletproof vest and a loaded antique battlefield cannon, while Bond has only his 8-round Walther PPK, which Whitaker calls a "pop-gun". After Bond hides behind a bust of the Duke of Wellington, whom Whitaker calls a "vulture". Whitaker gets right in front of it and starts chuckling as Bond gives his first wolf whistle and accuses the Duke of Wellington of being in the pay of "German mercenaries"; the key-ring finder suddenly explodes, triggered by Bond's second wolf whistle. The explosion topples the bust and podium on top of Whitaker, who exclaims "what?..." in bewilderment and accidentally discharges his gun into the air.
Steven Rubin describes Whitaker as a "smarmy bad-guy arms trader". Jeremy Black says of him. Baker himself called his character "a nut" who "thought he was Napoleon." Paul Simpson describes Whitaker as "paunchy", says that it is fortunate that he doesn't get much screen time. Lee Pfeiffer and Dave Worrall say of him, "this egotistical US arms dealer models himself on history's most notorious dictators. In between orchestrating international arms deals, Whitaker enjoys re-creating battles with his vast dioramas and toy soldiers." They believe. They criticized his believability as a villain, describing him as an "oaf" from the American South who nobody would doubt could be defeated by James Bond
Major Anya Amasova is a fictional character in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, portrayed by Barbara Bach. In the film, Amasova is an agent of the KGB. After the theft of a submarine, M recalls Bond from a mission where he is in a cabin located in Austria. While leaving Bond is ambushed by a Russian team, but is able to kill one of them in self-defense prior to parachuting off the mountain. Unbeknownst to Bond, the agent he killed is Amasova's lover Sergei Barsov, she has been recalled from a mission by General Gogol of the KGB. Anya meets Bond during a show at the Pyramids in Egypt, where her thugs fight with Bond when she believes he has killed Fekkesh, an Egyptian contact whose body has been found in one of the pyramids; the real killer was Jaws. However, they become formally introduced to one another in Cairo when they both arrive at Max Kalba's club. After spouting various biographical details to each other, they attempt to outbid one another for a secret microfilm; when Kalba is killed by Jaws, they travel across Egypt tracking the microfilm.
After Anya outwits Bond for the microfilm, they report to the Abu Simbel temple where Gogol and M have decided to work together to find out how and why their submarines are being stolen while at sea. For most of the film Bond and Anya have the same mission objectives and try to achieve the same goals by attempting to outdo one another, during which they fall in love. While travelling to Sardinia by train they share a meal together and while Anya is preparing for bed in her carriage, having politely declined Bond's offer of a nightcap, she is attacked by Jaws. Bond hears the sounds of a struggle over the noise of the train and arrives just in time to save her from being killed. After a brief fight Jaws is despatched out of a window and Bond returns to Anya, who tends to a cut on his shoulder before they kiss and spend the night together. On Sardinia Anya accompanies Bond to meet Karl Stromberg posing as his wife. Afterwards Anya learns, she tells Bond that she will have revenge once their mission is complete.
Anya is captured by Stromberg and held captive at Atlantis, Stromberg's undersea base. Bond rescues her; as the mission reaches its end, she points her gun at Bond, only to discover that she is too in love with him to kill him. Anya, tells him: "The mission is over, Commander". At that moment, as Anya is tightening her finger on the trigger, the cork pops off of a champagne bottle that Bond is in the process of opening. Anya smiles, stifling a giggle, Bond says "In my country, the condemned man is allowed a final request" to which she says "Granted". Bond suggests that they get out of their wet clothes; when the escape pod with James and Anya goes into the ship Bond saved from Stromberg's'instruments of Armageddon', Q, M, Anya's superiors from Russia look inside a window at James and Anya making love in the luxury bed in awe. "James!" Anya says. It was planned to have Amasova make a cameo in Moonraker, as the woman in bed with General Gogol, but this never happened. Entertainment Weekly ranks Amasova as the fifth best Bond girl.
Fandango ranks her as part of their best Bond Girls. Allwomenstalk named her as the fourth sexiest Bond girl. About.com ranked Amasova as number seven in their list of best Bond girls. Bond-Girls.net called Amasova "one of the sexiest and most beautiful Bond-Girls...a brand-new type of Bond-Girl". In Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond, scholar Robert A. Caplen argues that Anya's character "is groundbreaking within the Bond Girl paradigm" because she is "imbued with a plausibility that surpasses her predecessors...." Caplen observes that Anya's "significant moments of independence and assertiveness are tempered by the constraints inherent in the successful Bondian formula...."
A Bond girl is a character, an attractive love interest or female sidekick of James Bond in a novel, film, or video game. Bond girls have names that are double entendres or puns, such as Pussy Galore, Plenty O'Toole, Xenia Onatopp, or Holly Goodhead. There is no set rule what role she will play, she may be an ally or an enemy of Bond, pivotal to the mission or eye candy. There are female characters such as Judi Dench's M, Camille Montes, a Bolivian intelligence agent who teams up with Bond in Quantum of Solace, who are not romantic interests of Bond, hence not Bond girls. However, it has been argued that M's pivotal role in the plot of Skyfall qualifies her as a Bond girl or Bond woman. 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, they have a great many characteristics in common. One of these is age: The typical Bond girl is in her early to mid-twenties ten years younger than Bond, who seems to be perennially in his mid-thirties.
Examples include Solitaire, Tatiana Romanova, Vivienne "Viv" Michel, Kissy Suzuki. The youngest Bond girl may be Gala Brand. Bond's youngest sexual partner in the books is Mariko Ichiban, an 18-year-old masseuse in You Only Live Twice; the eldest Bond girls are Pussy Galore, whom Bond speculates is in her early 30s, 29-year-old Domino Vitali. Bond girls conform to a well-defined standard of beauty, they possess splendid figures and tend to dress in a masculine, assertive fashion, wear little jewellery—and that in a masculine cut—wide leather belts, square-toed leather shoes. Nearly all of them are white, their hair may be any colour, though they wear it in a natural or casual cut that falls to their shoulders. Their features their eyes and mouths, are widely spaced, their eyes are blue, sometimes this is true to an unusual and striking degree: Tiffany Case's eyes are chatoyant, varying with the light from grey to grey-blue, while Pussy Galore has deep violet eyes, the only violet eyes that Bond had seen.
The first description of a Bond girl, Casino Royale's Vesper Lynd, is a template for the typical dress as well as the general appearance of Bond girls. In contrast, Dominetta "Domino" Vitali arguably departs to the greatest degree from the template, dressing in white leather doeskin sandals, appearing more tanned, sporting a soft Brigitte Bardot haircut, giving no indication of spaced features. Domino, wears rather masculine jewellery; the best-known characteristic of Bond girls apart from their uniform beauty is their pattern of sexually suggestive names, such as Pussy Galore. 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. Fleming's penchant for double-entendre names began with the first Bond novel Casino Royale. 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, have normal names. Most Bond girls are sexually experienced by the time they meet Bond. Quite those previous experiences have not been positive, 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. Pussy Galore was sexually abused at age 12 by her uncle. While there is no such clear-cut trauma in Solitaire's early life, there are suggestions that she, avoids men because of their unwanted sexual advances in her past. 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." The implication is that these violent episodes have turned the Bond girls in question against men, though upon encountering Bond they overcome their earlier antipathy and sleep with him not only willingly but eagerly