Since the release of the very first Bond film, Dr. No, all the way back in 1962. It has been a time-honored tradition for Bond girls to appear in bikinis. While not all Bond girls have appeared in bikinis, a significant number of them have. This is especially true in the earlier days of the film franchise. Join Facts Verse as we explore Bond girl bikini photos that are completely uncensored.
It wouldn’t be appropriate not to start this list off with Ursula Andress. Not only was Ursula the first ever Bond girl to appear in a bikini. But she was also the first Bond girl ever. It was Ursula’s bikini-clad appearance in 1962’s Dr. No that would set the stage for all of the many bikini-clad Bond girls that followed in her footsteps. Dr. No saw Ursula play the character of Honey Ryder. Who stumbles upon James Bond while she is diving for shells at the beach. Little does she know that the island that she has been diving for shells around is the home of the film’s titular villain. Who Bond is on the island trying to track down.
After their initial meting, Honey Ryder accompanies James Bond throughout the rest of the film. And she remains scantily clad for the majority of her screen time. Dr. No was a big success, and many more James Bond films followed with many more bikini-clad Bond Girls! However, there will always be a special place in the hearts of fans for Ursula Andress. As she was the very first one to do it.
Following Ursula’s 1962 appearance in Dr. No, the actress went on to appear in another James Bond film. However, this time it wasn’t a film in the franchise proper. Instead, Ursula made an appearance in the 1967 parody film Casino Royale. Which starred David Niven as James Bond and had a script that featured contributions from both Peter Sellers and Woody Allen. Peter and Woody also made appearances in the film, and Ursula played female lead Vesper Lynd. 1967’s Casino Royale was partially inspired by the book of the same name, which was the very first James Bond book.
The book was properly adapted into a canonical feature in 2006. And French actress Eva Green portrayed the character of Vesper Lynd. Sadly, Eva didn’t get a chance to adorn a bikini in the film. Which was meant to leave behind many of the campier trappings of the James Bond franchise. Join Facts Verse as we explore Bond girl bikini photos that are completely uncensored.
The fourth James Bond film was a movie by the name of Thunderball, which featured a great deal of underwater action. Of course, it featured the beautiful French actress Claudine Auger in the role of Domino. And she could be seen sporting an incredibly sexy bikini during the movie. That bikini was a black one-piece bikini that audiences couldn’t keep their eyes off of. And Claudine’s appearance is part of what made the film such a big commercial success.
Claudine Auger remains best known for her appearance in Thunderball. Though she was previously the first runner-up in the 1958 Miss World contest. Besides Thunderball, the majority of Claudine’s other notable films were low-budget exploitation features such as 1966’s Triple Cross and 1968’s Anyone Can Play. Both of these films capitalized on Claudine’s sexy appearance in 1965’s Thunderball. Claudine passed away in 2019, though audiences still gaze in awe at the actress in her one-piece black bikini whenever Thunderball comes on the screen. Join Facts Verse as we explore Bond girl bikini photos that are completely uncensored.
By 1974, Roger Moore had replaced Sean Connery in the role of James Bond. While the actor had changed, the character’s preference for bikini-clad women hadn’t. The Man with the Golden Gun was the ninth James Bond film. And it featured a stunning bikini-clad appearance from actress Britt Ekland, who played Bond girl Mary Goodnight. Specifically, the bikini that Britt wore was a side-tie bikini, which was an incredibly popular type around the time.
Britt Ekland is a Swedish actress who also did some modeling. Which inevitably led to her being the perfect choice to portray a Bond girl. In addition to The Man with the Golden Gun, Britt also appeared in a few other notable films during the 1970s. These included 1971’s Get Carter, and well as 1973’s The Wicker Man. These roles paved the way for Britt to become a Bond girl. And her appearance as Mary Goodnight remains one of her most memorable roles. Another memorable role of Britt’s was in the 1972 thriller What the Peeper Saw. Where the actress portrayed a stepmother being lusted after by her stepson. Given Britt’s bikini-clad appearance in The Man with the Golden Gun, we can’t say that we blame him!
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The Man with the Golden Gun came at a time when the James Bond franchise was having a slight identity crisis. And one of the ways that the film made sure to appeal to fans of the franchise was to include not just one bikini-clad Bond girl, but two! In addition to Britt Ekland’s Mary Goodnight, The Man with the Golden Gun also featured Bond girl Andrea Anders. Another Swedish actress portrayed her, this time by Maud Adams. Like Ursula Andress, Maud is a rare actress that has appeared in two James Bond films. However, unlike Ursula, the two that Maud appeared in were both part of the main franchise.
In addition to appearing in 1974’s The Man with the Golden Gun, Maud also made a small appearance in 1983’s Octopussy. However, her appearance in The Man with the Golden Gun. Which featured the actress rocking a white bikini, stands out more. Join Facts Verse as we explore Bond girl bikini photos that are completely uncensored.
Jill St. John
Audience members won’t be able to get enough of actress Jill St. John wearing her two-piece purple bikini in 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever. As a matter of fact, neither could Sean Connery! Sean Connery was the very first actor tasked with playing the character of James Bond, and Diamonds Are Forever was his last film in the main franchise. Sean made a habit of picking up the various actresses tasked with playing Bond girls during his time in the franchise, and Jill St. John is one of the Bond girls that Sean hooked up with.
Given Jill’s bikini-clad appearance in the film as Bond girl Tiffany Case, Sean’s pursuit of the actress makes a lot of sense! Jill St. John is still around, and she has been married to fellow star Robert Wagner since 1990. For those that don’t know, Robert Wagner has appeared in the Austin Powers franchise, which is a parody of the James Bond films. Join Facts Verse as we explore Bond girl bikini photos that are completely uncensored.
While Diamonds Are Forever was Sean Connery’s last film in the James Bond franchise proper, the actor’s last appearance as the character was actually supposed to be in 1967’s You Only Live Twice. You Only Live Twice was the fifth film in the James Bond franchise, coming after Thunderball. The film featured some staggering eye candy in the form of Japanese actress Mie Hama, who played a Bond girl named Kissy Suzuki.
By the time of the film’s shooting, Sean had grown incredibly disenchanted with his time portraying the character of James Bond. Actor George Lazenby, who was a model with no prior acting experience, replaced him in the subsequent feature. George’s first and only Bond film was 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, which wasn’t a huge success. The producers begged Sean to come back for the next film, which ended up being 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever. However, they later found a good replacement for Sean in Roger Moore.
Besides The Man with the Golden Gun, which we’ve already discussed, another James Bond film that featured Roger Moore portraying the famous superspy was The Spy Who Loved Me. The Spy Who Loved Me came out in 1977, and it was the third film in the James Bond franchise to feature Roger in the role. The first was Live and Let Die, featuring the memorable theme song from Paul McCartney. The Spy Who Loved Me followed suit with it’s immediately preceding feature by including a striking and bikini-clad Bond girl. This time, the Bond girl was Caroline Munro’s Naomi. Naomi wore a few different two-piece bikinis over the course of the film. Other notable films that Caroline appeared in around the time included 1971’s The Abominable Dr. Phibes, as well as 1973’s The Golden Voyage of Sinbad.
All of the Bond girls that we’ve taken a look at so far have been from the 1960s and 1970s. However, there is a more recent Bond girl who turned heads with a bikini-clad appearance in a Bond film. Die Another Day remains notable for two reasons. For one thing, it was the last James Bond film to feature Pierce Brosnan in the role of the character. For another thing, it was the franchise’s fortieth anniversary feature! As the fortieth anniversary feature of the franchise, the producers made sure to include throwbacks to many iconic aspects of past entries. Of course, this included a throwback to the most important James Bond trope of all: the bikini-clad Bond girl.
In Die Another Day, bond girl Halle Berry could be seen sporting an orange bikini with a white belt, making hers one of the more fashionable ensembles that we’ve taken a look at in this video. Though Die Another Day wasn’t all that positively received, Halle Berry’s looks were! The actress had just given her award-winning performance in Monster’s Ball a year previously.
Hopefully, there are more James Bond films in the future that pay respect to franchise’s past proclivity for bikini-clad Bond girls! Now it’s time to hear from you: did you know that Bond girls Ursula Andress and Maud Adams both appeared in two James Bond films, and that they both adorned revealing bikinis for their first appearances? As always, like this video to show your support, and subscribe and hit the notification bell if you’d like to be among the first to know when more Facts Verse videos are on their way!