Through 26 films (yes we decided to include the Georges Lazenby Movie), the Bond series has introduced the world to dozens of women, many of them relatively unknown before their turn in the Bond franchise. And many times, that role provides a huge break in the actress’ career that often leads to greater fame. Do you remember these famous Bond girls, like Denise Richards?
1. Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg is one connection of the James Bond series with the original British TV version of The Avengers, holding the starring role of Emma Peel from 1965 to 1968. Along with that role, Rigg had a wildly successful career in film prior to her James Bond role.
In 1969, Rigg was cast as Countess Teresa di Vicenzo, Bond’s wife in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. And in case you’re wondering what she’s up to these days, Rigg is still in high acting form and you can see her on the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones as Olenna Tyrell.