8 Worst Bond Girls Of All Time

"Note to self - do not become Halle Berry."

The part may not appeal to students of Stanislavski€™s system, but there€™s more to being a Bond girl than the ability to pout on demand. Nobody€™s going to accuse Diana Rigg, Sophie Marceau or Eva Green of coasting on their looks, and it€™s worth noting that neither actress made it to the end credits in their respective films. Action, romance and tragedy €“ sounds like a good role. That said, there are also actresses who, for one reason or another, just didn€™t work out. They were appearing in a bad film, they didn€™t possess €œIt€ or maybe their character was a joke that didn€™t come off. For instance, if you attempt to kid the audience that the buxom female lead, who wears shorts and a tight top, is also a nuclear physicist, you may be underestimating the intelligence of your audience a tad. Similarly, you can ask the audience to believe that Bond€™s love interest is a NASA pilot, but when the character has a silly name and is played by an actress half his age, you€™ve hit rock bottom long before they go into space to stop a maniac with a giant henchman. Like the screams of all the men he€™s killed, the following ladies probably continue to give Bond sleepless nights.

Ian Watson is the author of 'Midnight Movie Madness', a 600+ page guide to "bad" movies from 'Reefer Madness' to 'Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead.'