ROLL CALL: A Ranking of the Most Memorable Bond Girl Names

To celebrate the release of Spectre, TheTake has ranked the top ten most memorable Bond Girl names. It’s like Miss Universe for 007’s exes.

The women of James Bond movies are many things.

Beautiful.  Exotic.  Deadly.

Well-named…not so much.

We’ve ranked the 10 most memorable Bond Girl names, from the sexiest to the silliest and everything in between.

And we’ve included pictures too because, well, you have to put a name to a face.


10. Dr. Christmas Jones in The World is Not Enough (1999)

Dr. Christmas Jones James Bond

Best Quote: “I thought Christmas only came once a year.” – James Bond
Why Her: She’s the most accurate representation of a Nuclear Physicist in a James Bond movie.


9. Mary Goodnight in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)

Mary Goodnight James Bond

Best Quote: 

[over the phone] M: “Bond? Bond, are you there? Goodnight?”

[Bond picks up phoneJames Bond: “Good night, sir.”

Why Her: She was always there to help Bond get a good night’s sleep.


8. Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solace (2008)

Strawberry Fields Quantum of Solace

Best Quote:

James Bond: “Ms. Fields, when is the next flight back to London?”
Strawberry Fields: “Tomorrow morning.”
James Bond: “Well then we have all night.”

Why Her: Because she’ll always help you look for the stationary.


7. Honey Ryder in Dr. No (1962)

Honey Ryder James Bond

Best Quote:

Honey Ryder: “Are you looking for shells?”
James Bond: “No, I’m just looking.” 

Why Her: For being the original Bond girl. (And for having nice shells.)


6. Octopussy in Octopussy (1983)

Octopussy James Bond

Best Quote: “007 on an island populated exclusively by women? We won’t see him till dawn!” -Q.
Why Her: In the original Ian Fleming short story, “Octopussy” was the name of the villain’s octopus.  The writers felt this was a waste of a perfectly good name, and upgraded the sea creature to an adult woman.


5. Dr. Molly Warmflash in The World is Not Enough (1999)

Dr. Molly Warmflash The World Is Not Enough

Best Quote: “I see the good doctor has cleared you.  Notes you have exceptional stamina.”  -M
Why Her: Because she isn’t afraid to be fast and loose with medical ethics.


4. Plenty O’Toole in Diamonds are Forever (1971)

Plenty O'Toole Diamonds Are Forever

Best Quote:  Plenty O’Toole: “Hi, I’m Plenty.”  James Bond: “But of course you are.
Why Her: Mr. and Mrs. O’Toole really didn’t give their daughter a shot with a name like “Plenty.”


3. Xenia Onatopp in Goldeneye (1995)

Xenia Onatopp Famke Janssen

Best Quote: “She always did enjoy a good squeeze.” – James Bond
Why Her: She really gives the phrase “killing for pleasure” a whole new meaning.


2. Dr. Holly Goodhead in Moonraker (1979)

Moonraker Holly Goodhead

Best Quote: “James?  Take me ’round the world one more time.” -Holly Goodhead
Why Her: For becoming a NASA astronaut and a doctor despite the unfortunate surname her parents saddled her with.


1. Pussy Galore in Goldfinger (1964)

Pussy Galore

Best Quote: “You’re a woman of many parts, Pussy.” -James Bond
Why Her: Because all the other names were just too subtle.