First “Bond Girl” has passed
There were many “Bond Grils” but there was only one with the title of “first,” and that is Linda Christian.
“A Bond girl is a character or actress portraying a love interest, or sex interest, of James Bond in a film, novel, or video game. They occasionally have names that are double entendres or puns, such as "Pussy Galore", "Plenty O'Toole", "Xenia Onatopp", or "Holly Goodhead". Bond girls are considered "ubiquitous symbol[s] of glamour and sophistication."
Bond girls are often victims rescued by Bond, fellow agents or allies, villainesses, or members of an enemy organisation (most typically the villain's accomplice, assistant or mistress). Some are mere eye candy and have no direct involvement in Bond's mission; other Bond girls play a pivotal role in the success of the mission. Other female characters such as Judi Dench's M, and Miss Moneypenny are not Bond girls.”
“Linda Christian, the first Bond girl, dies at 87
PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Linda Christian, the Hollywood starlet of the 1940s who married heartthrob Tyrone Power and went on to become the first Bond girl, has died.
Her daughter, Romina Power, says Christian died Friday in Palm Desert after battling colon cancer. She was 87.
Born in Mexico, Christian pursued an acting career in Los Angeles and eventually signed a contract with MGM. She made her film debut alongside Danny Kaye in the 1944 musical comedy Up In Arms.
A year after appearing in 1948's Tarzan and the Mermaids, Christian married Power, one of Hollywood's most popular leading men. They divorced in 1956.
Christian's famous curves led Life magazine to nickname her the "anatomic bomb."
She is survived by Romina Power, her sister Taryn Power and eight grandchildren.”