This Sunday, the 85th Academy Awards ceremony will include a special tribute to James Bond in honor of the film series’ 50th anniversary! But before Adele hits the stage to perform her nominated title tune from Skyfall, the most recent “007″ film, alongside fellow franchise vocalist Shirley Bassey (she performed three Bond themes), we’re taking a look back at the 23 Bond beauties who have dazzled us on the silver screen over the past 50 years. Click through the gallery to see every Bond girl, from Skyfall‘s Bérénice Marlohe to the first one ever, Honey Ryder. And here’s to 50 more years!
Skyfall earned an impressive $518.6 million worldwide at the box office in its opening weekend, which makes it the top-grossing James Bond debut of all time! We can’t get enough of the high-octane 007 film, or Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe’s premiere ensembles. But what really caught our attention is how the actress topped off each of her gorgeous dresses with a sexy, smoky eye, taking her on-screen persona’s signature look to the red carpet. “I wanted to base her on something feminine but incorporate masculinity too,” she told InStyle‘s September issue. “So, I decided to play her as a cross between a panther and a dragon.” Perhaps we have her character, Severine, to thank for those smoldering feline eyes…
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After months of anticipation and keeping our eye on the ever-fabulous Bond girls, Skyfall hits theaters today! Daniel Craig reprises the iconic role of British spy Bond, James Bond, and Bérénice Merlohe joins him as his new femme fatale counterpart, Severine, alongside Naomie Harris, who plays Eve. Oscar winner Javier Bardem also stars as Bond’s nemesis Silva. Here at InStyle, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Skyfall for some time now. From our magazine spread of favorite Bond girls in the September issue to this exclusive video from the photo shoot (above) to our 50 Years of Bond Girls gallery (below)—we’ve been all over 007! Click here to find out where the movie is playing near you and check out the following links for more of our coverage. Happy Bond-ing!
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Blue eye shadow certainly makes a statement, but it can be one of the most challenging makeup hues to wear. The color commands attention, but one wrong brush stroke can result in a tacky ’80s aesthetic. Recently, Mandy Moore and Skyfall Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe have given us major holiday beauty inspiration with their two different takes on the trend! Marlohe’s bold cobalt eye puts a fun twist on the traditional smoky look and is perfect for a night out. The actress concentrated most of the blue shadow on the inner corners, but if you want to elongate your eye, blend the shade into the crease for a winged-out effect. Looking for a less extreme option? Try Moore’s aqua eyeliner interpretation instead! When worn just along the lower lash line, the shade is subtle enough for daytime wear, and is a non-intimidating way for color novices to ease into the world of bold makeup. Try your hand at the look by dipping a fine-tipped shadow brush into your favorite blue, or pick up a bright azure liner. Our favorite? Urban Decay’s version in Deviant ($19; urbandecay.com).
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With Skyfall set for U.S. theater release on November 9, James Bond himself (aka Daniel Craig) has been touring the world to promote the latest installment of the 007 film franchise. And the actor’s not doing it alone—Craig’s brought along his infamous Bond girls, and one in particular has been seducing us with her movie premiere fashion choices. French actress Bérénice Marlohe (who plays Sévérine) crushes the carpet each she steps out, whether it’s in, left to right, a glittering floor-length body-conscious dress from Elie Saab, a showstopping red Vivienne Westwood gown, a leather illusion number from Julien Macdonald, or a royal blue peplum bustier look, also from the British designer. Perhaps Marlohe’s feeling über-empowered because of her turn in Skyfall: The new Bond girl told InStyle‘s September issue that when preparing for the role, she was inspired by two very fierce creatures. “I decided to play her as a cross between a panther and a dragon,” she said. The actress definitely strikes the perfect balance between strong and sexy, even offscreen! So, tell us: Which of Bérénice’s looks is your favorite?
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Meet James Bond’s newest leading ladies—French star Bérénice Marlohe (left) and British actress Naomie Harris (right)! At a London press conference for the upcoming 007 movie Skyfall, secret agent-playing Daniel Craig (this will be his third Bond flick) helped introduce the pair. Harris will play a field agent, while Marlohe’s character is named Sévérine, and her occupation has yet to be determined. Javier Bardem is set to play the villain. The movie is due out next year. Exciting! Tell us: Who’s your favorite Bond Girl? Take a crash course in Bond Girl history in the gallery!