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PIX: The HOTTEST Beach Girls of James Bond

Last updated on: July 23, 2012 19:00 IST

PIX: The HOTTEST Beach Girls of James Bond

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Ursula Andress, who starred in the 007 flick Dr No, has been voted Britain's all-time favourite Bond beach babe.

The now 76-year-old Swiss actress topped the poll -- thanks to the unforgettable moment when her character Honey Ryder emerged from the ocean in the 1962 film that starred Sean Connery as agent James Bond.

According to department store Debenhams, Andress' sex appeal was undeniable -- all blonde hair, bronzed body and belted white bikini complete with a knife holster -- making her the number one choice for Bond fans.

It was the first ever James Bond movie made and won her a Golden Globe for her performance.


Image: Ursula Andress in Dr No


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2. Halle Berry, Die Another Day

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Halle Berry, who played Jinx Johnson in Die Another Day, came second.

The department store, who had carried out the survey, noted that the winning Bond girls had one thing in common -- their curvy figures.

'The voluptuous look is still coveted by women -- and enjoyed by men -- all over the country,' the Daily Mail quoted Debenhams spokeswoman Sasha Nagalingam as saying.

'A fuller figure is still considered to be a mark of true beauty -- and no one should be worried about showing it off to good effect on the beach this summer,' she added.


Image: Halle Berry in Die Another Day


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3. Daniel Craig, Casino Royale

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Halle Berry is followed by a surprise entry of 44-year-old Bond actor Daniel Craig -- who is clearly considered an extremely popular "Beach Babe" among women voters.

After Craig stepped out of the sea in his short blue GrigioPerla trunks in 2006's Casino Royale, sales of tight trunks soared, while sales of baggy surf shorts plummeted.


Image: Daniel Craig in Casino Royale


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4. Caterina Murano, Casino Royale

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Thirty four-year-old Caterina Murano made waves with her character in the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale.

She takes up the fourth spot on the list.


Image: Caterina Murano in Casino Royale


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5. Claudine Auger, Thunderball

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French actress Claudine Auger, best known for playing Dominique Derval in the 1965 Bond film Thunderball was voted fifth in the poll.

She was also the first runner-up in the Miss World contest in 1958.


Image: Claudine Auger in Thunderball


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6. Kim Basinger, Never Say Never Again

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Before she became Alec Baldwin's ex-wife, Kim Basinger stole a million hearts as the fiery Domino Petachi, the main Bond girl in the 1983 Bond film Never Say Never Again.

She took up the sixth spot in the list.


Image: Kim Basinger in Never Say Never Again


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7. Barbara Bach, The Spy Who Loved Me

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Former actress and model Barbara Bach, who went on to marry The Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr, created waves as the Bond Girl in 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me.

She's voted to number seven on th elist.


Image: Barbara Bach in The Spy Who Loved Me


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8. Honor Blackman, Goldfinger

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Honor Blackman played a rather curiously-named Bond Girl in the 1964 Bond film Goldfinger.

She played Pussy Galore in the film and is voted to number eight.


Image: Honor Blackman in Goldfinger


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9. Maud Adams, The Man With The Golden Gun

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The ninth film in the Bond series, The Man With The Golden Gun had Maud Adams in the role of the main Bond girl, named Andrea Anders.

She's taken up the ninth spot on the list.


Image: Maud Adams in The Man With The Golden Gun


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10. Britt Ekland, The Man With The Golden Gun

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Britt Eckland plays the spy's assistant, Mary Goodnight, in The Man With The Golden Gun.

She rounds off the top ten in the list.


Image: Britt Ekland in The Man With The Golden Gun


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