If most men harbor a secret desire to emulate Cmdr. Bond by donning a tuxedo or packing a Walther PPK (and they do — survey any five guys about the combination lock on their briefcase, and three are likely to have chosen 0-0-7), it's safe to assume that at least a few women have wondered what it might take to become the object of Bondian affections. Based on the last 50 years, here are a few pointers that might help an aspiring Bond girl get a leg up on the competition.
Pick a memorable moniker
Take a clue from Honey Ryder and Pussy Galore, Plenty O'Toole and Holly Goodhead (excuse me, that's Dr. Holly Goodhead). Potential vixens and villainesses should choose a punny, sexually suggestive-sounding name. There's a good reason no one remembers any Bond girl named "Lisa."
No license to grill
"You never ever see a Bond girl cooking," points out
Weakness makes a strong Bond
"The Bond girls that have been the strongest have been the least popular, especially the ones that were on equal footing with Bond, such as May Day [played by
A modicum of Spandex
From the moment
Don't put gold on that finger
Although the life expectancy of a Bond playmate can fluctuate wildly from movie to movie (with Jill Masterson's death by skin suffocation perhaps the gold standard of an early exit), saying "I do" can prove even more deadly. Case in point: the late Tracy Bond (played by