10 of Our Fave Bond Girls: Then and Now
Then: Age 26
Now: Age 76
Blonde Bombshell Ursula Andress was the original (and ultimate) Bond girl from 1962's Dr. No. It's no surprise the shot of the gorgeous Swiss actress as Honey Ryder sauntering out of the sea wearing a super sexy white bikini has since become iconic (so much so that the two-piece sold at a 2001 auction for about $60,000 bucks).
Now 76, she's still as beautiful as ever, staying healthy over the years by skiing, swimming, running, and even sex (she says it helps people look well). "I get all the exercise I need just living. I never walk, I always run. Every day is too short for me," she told People.
Then: Age 37
Now: Age 87
Honor Blackman gave James Bond a run for his money (as the oldest actress ever to play a Bond girl, to boot) starring as Pussy Galore in 1964's Goldfinger, and she's still just as much of a head turner today.
In 2008, Blackman told UK's Daily Mail that she stays youthful by getting weekly massages (they make her feel "fit and very vital"), along with 10-minute daily doses of the exercise bike combined with a half hour of stomach and back exercises.
Was there enormous pressure to keep her teeny-tiny 18-inch waist back in the 007 days? "As far as I was concerned it was never a problem because I could eat God knows what and never put on weight," she told Loose Women in this fabulous interview. "It's changed a little now!"
Then: Age 22
Now: Age 61
Jane Seymour was only 22 years old when she got her big break playing the clairvoyant Solitaire in 1973's Live and Let Die. Since then, the ageless A-lister has gone on to have an incredibly successful career complete with an Emmy, two Golden Globes, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
At 61, the former ballerina stays slim and sexy with golf, tennis, and Pilates, but she isn't obsessive about it, saying "No obsessive running. No private trainers. No obsessive anything." While Seymour doesn't go too crazy with exercise, don't expect her to ever stop being active! "From 40 on, it's really important to protect your body, especially during menopause," she told Lifetime TV. "A lot of people give up on keeping in shape. I want to be in optimum health until the day I die."
Then: Age 29
Now: Age 67
Former supermodel Maud Adams was so good at being a Bond girl, she played two of them! As one of the most famous females from the franchise, she first starred as Andrea Anders in 1974's The Man with the Golden Gun, then as the title character in 1983's Octopussy.
Back then, Adams kept her figure trim, toned, and defined by doing Pilates with trainer Wanda Bouvier. The sexy Swedish actress also worked with Hollywood aerobic fitness expert Ken Alan, who once told the Deseret News, "Not only is she very bright, but she's one of those lucky people who can eat anything and not have a figure problem. She is simply a perfect physical specimen."
Then: Age 30
Now: Age 65
Barbara Bach was such an international sex symbol in 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me, it's only fitting she'd be heating up the pages of Playboy countless times since her iconic Bond girl role. The breathtaking beauty hasn't acted much since the '80s, but hey, she did end up marrying Ringo Starr of the Beatles—and apparently they like to garden together!
"We're vegetarians and we grow a lot of fruit and vegetables ourselves," Starr told the Liverpool Daily Post. "We actually get about 80 percent of our food from the garden." If that's the secret to her amazing age-defying looks, then we approve!
Then: Age 31
Now: Age 47
Dutch-born actress and former fashion model Famke Janssen played a killer villain in 1995's GoldenEye and has since continued to kick some major butt starring in X-Men.
Janssen stays fit with spinning and hiking, along with a tendency towards all things vegetarian. One thing's for sure: The exotic beauty embraces both her curves and aging, telling Italian Vogue, "It's time to put a stop to this ultra-skinny beauty; I've always appreciated curvy women who accept the years as they go by. What's the point of everyone looking like each other because they all go to the same plastic surgeon? The best therapy of all is laughing and long walks in the open air."
Then: Age 28
Now: Age 41
America's most vivacious vixen Denise Richards sizzled on the big screen as a Bond girl in 1999's The World Is Not Enough. Even though it's been more than 10 years since the knockout role, this Hollywood hottie just keeps getting better with age.
Richards told SHAPE she keeps her figure fit and fab by doing Pilates on the reformer and cardio dance classes with Louis Van Amstel (of Dancing With the Stars) four to five times per week. She also believes in "everything in moderation," along with a balanced diet and Zen Foods delivery food service.
Then: Age 36
Now: Age 46
Can you believe Halle Berry is 46? Neither can we! The Oscar-winner absolutely sizzles in pretty much every film she stars in, and 2002's Die Another Day is no exception. As one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood, there's no question she knows how to bring it—on and off screen.
What's her secret to that Bond-worthy, bangin' bod? Berry sticks to five mini-meals a day chock full of veggies and protein, along with workouts like circuit training, hiking, kickboxing, and climbing stairs with powerhouse trainers like Harley Pasternak and Ramona Braganza.
Then: Age 26
Now: Age 32
Casino Royale's 2006 Bond girl Eva Green is so hot, she's smokin' (sorry, couldn't resist!). Although the sexy star has said that she exercises for an hour each morning with a personal trainer doing a combo of strength and cardio, she actually hates to diet.
"Before my first film, the casting director asked me to lose some weight," the actress told InStyle. "I started drinking soups, and then I was like, 'I can't do it, I can't go on a diet.' It's hell, it makes you very depressed. Food is so important to me. I couldn't go on."
Now: Age 36
As our newest Bond beauty, drop-dead gorgeous Naomie Harris proves she can keep up with the best of them in the latest edition of the 007 franchise, Skyfall.
The 36-year-old actress recently revealed she's in the best shape of her life due to rigorous Bond girl workouts, but how exactly did she prep her insanely hot bod for the role? Harris worked with a personal trainer for two months prior to shooting, exercising five days a week for two hours a day. "She really kind of kicked my butt and got me into shape with lots of yoga, running, and circuit training," she said. Clearly it's working for her, because she looks amazing!
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