If the males have problems with a Bond theme, it sometimes seems worse for females - gold body-paint or an evening dress? This need not be the case:


The early Bond films tended to generally favour the exotic or arm-candy approach for females in the films, although there were obvious exceptions.

Ursula Andress might have been voted the sexiest for her white bikini entrance in 'Dr No' ('channelled' by Halle Berry in 'Die Another Day'), but it's Jill Masterton's Gold Girl that has become the iconic image.

Later films began to show more empowered females who could give as good as they got, and were equal in many respects to Bond - there were even a few female villains and turncoats! 

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