After Skyfall: 7 Actresses Who Should Be The Next Bond Girl
4. Melanie Laurent
With films such as Inglorious Basterds, The Concert and Beginners under her belt, Laurent is shaping up to be the next Audrey Tautou, a significant player on both the Hollywood film circuit and in her own native France. Brimming with a strong, quiet intelligence and a radiant beauty, Laurent has a romanticism about her roles - even when she's busy engineering the deaths of Nazis or playing in a concert, there remains a focused elegance that evokes the spirit of the great actresses of the 1930s. As for her role as a potential Bond girl, we could easily see her matching wits with Bond before beating some baddies as gracefully as she does everything else.