Our 7 favourite Bond girl names

Honey Ryder, Dr. Holly Goodhead and Pussy Galore.

Honey Ryder, Dr. Holly Goodhead and Pussy Galore.

Steve Tilley, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:27 PM ET

A Bond girl, by any other name, would probably not smell as sweet.

While 007 has tangled with dozens of beautiful women over the decades, we tend to remember their names almost as well as their faces, because some of them are so ... unique. Here are our seven favourite Bond girl handles.

Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman, Goldfinger)

Honor Blackman was the oldest actress (at age 39) to play a Bond girl. So clearly her name refers to her large collection of housecats.

Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress, Dr. No)

Did Bond creator Ian Fleming spend a lot of time at strip clubs? The name Honey Ryder, the first Bond girl, was practically dripping with sexual imagery.

Kissy Suzuki (Mie Hama, You Only Live Twice)

Sometimes Bond girls had names that were double entendres, other times they had names that were simply silly or mildly culturally offensive.

Dr. Holly Goodhead (Lois Chiles, Moonraker)

An astronaut with a doctorate and one of the most titter-worthy monikers in Bond girl history, we assume Ms. Goodhead's name refers to her mind and morals.

Dr. Christmas Jones (Denise Richards, The World Is Not Enough)

We're not sure which was sillier: the name Christmas Jones, or that Denise Richards was cast as a nuclear physicist.

Octopussy (Maud Adams, Octopussy)

The only Bond movie with a title that was also the name of a female character, 1983's Octopussy also marked the last time a Bond girl's name contained lady-part slang. Sigh.

Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen, GoldenEye)

She's a villain and not a Bond girl, but Xenia Onatopp remains one of the best Bond names, and Janssen's character, who killed during sex, one of the most memorable characters.

 


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