About the book
“Before Bond, the parts I used to play in films were demure, sweet, antiseptic and antisex. I wasn't even allowed to think like a woman. Pussy Galore and 007 worked wonders for me.” —Honor Blackman, Pussy Galore, Goldfinger Sexy, stunning, bold, and brazen, the women in James Bond movies are among the most interesting females in films. Attacked by some feminists in the 1960s and 1970s as sex objects, the Bond women today are seen as self-confident, sexually assured role models. Teeming with anecdote, first-person testimony, intelligent commentary, and a wealth of visual material, from film stills to memorabilia, Bond Girls Are Forever explores the mystery and mystique behind the Bond women—as heroes and villains, as actors and characters, as love objects and mother figures, as steely bureau-crats and trained killers. From Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress) rising from the sea in her sexy bikini in Dr. No to secret agent Jinx (Halle Berry) in Die Another Day, the Bond women have had a lasting impact on 007, on the lives of the actresses who played them, and on pop culture. Looking at these icons from both the male and female perspective, this elegant book shows us that no matter how they have changed over time, Bond girls are forever—in the fantasy lives of us all.
About the author
John Cork is the coauthor of Abrams' James Bond: The Legacy. An award-winning screenwriter, he penned the civil rights drama The Long Walk Home, starring Sissy Spacek and Whoopi Goldberg, and has written screenplays for many major film studios. He lives in Los Angeles. Maryam D'Abo played Kira Milovy in the James Bond film The Living Daylights. She has played in more than 15 feature films, and is frequently seen on TV. She was born in London and lives in Hollywood.