Rule 13: Own the part
Britt Ekland: I have read that Monica Bellucci said she will not be called a Bond girl and at 51, I kind of agree with her. She might feel ridiculous being called a Bond girl. But in my mind, and in my experience, there are no Bond women. There are only Bond girls. Because that’s what we were. We were told to wear a bathing suit and look good. Adore the villain or, in my case, adore Bond. If we were to go back and deal with everything that was politically incorrect, we’d have no movie history, and that would be very, very sad.
Virginia Hey: I don’t think it exploited women at all, I think it just went along with the times, and in the ‘60s and ‘70s, women were perceived as sensual, healthy, beautiful, and sexual. Whereas now, in 2015, they’re sort of perceived as being more resourceful and more independent, almost more businesslike. More manlike. Which is a shame, actually. I wish that more women would be perceived as more sensual again, because women have a certain sexiness that’s so different from men’s.