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.
Kristina Wayborn: Back in ‘60s, women were more eye candy. But I also think Bond films always have that strong woman. Even Ursula [Andress] in Dr. No, she was drop dead gorgeous, but she had an inner core, and inner strength. And in the movies that have followed, the women have become stronger and stronger. That’s a very good thing. I think we’ll see that in Spectre as well. I think we’ll see a lot more of Bond’s emotional side, as we did in Skyfall.
Epilogue: The next 007?
Serena Scott Thomas: How about a female James Bond? Jane Bond! That would be fun.