Sheila’s Favorite Bond Girl Bikini Moments Part 2
by Sheila James
Oct 31st 2018
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Mie Hama as Kissy in “You Only Live Twice”: Kissy wears a white bikini and tells Bond “it’s business” a few times in the film. Bond marries Kissy while undercover as a Japanese fisherman. Kissy develops an interest in Bond when they take a rest while climbing the mountain. Bond says “Some honeymoon.” Then she longingly looks at him and they kiss. A helicopter flies overhead into the volcano and they go to check out the area. Mie is involved in a lot of action scenes wearing the bikini from climbing the mountain and swimming back to get help from Tanaka and the ninjas while being shot at from a helicopter . When she returns with the ninjas and during the battle in the volcano, she is wearing a cover up with stripes but as the volcano is exploding as they escape the bikini is visible again. During the finale of the film, Bond and Kissy end up in a raft. Taking advantage of their alone time, Bond and Kissy embrace but it won’t be for long as the MI6 submarine emerges and M asks Moneypenny to retrieve him.
Honorable mentions include the following:
Caterina Murino as Solange in “Casino Royale”: Her husband, Dimitros, showed disinterest in her while gambling even though she had made a stunning entrance into the room in a low cut dress. After she and Bond’s brief tete-a-tete she is found dead in a hammock having paid the ultimate price for her betrayal. Prior to this, Solange rides on horseback across the beach in the Bahamas while wearing a glittering seafoam green bikini. Fans are also treated to the site of Daniel Craig emerging from the ocean in blue swim trunks, looking fit. There is a slight breeze in the air. After dismounting, she looks out towards the ocean at Bond and he is starring back. In a movie filled with lots of action and running, their first encounter scene provides a nice respite. The scene is a beautiful example of cinematography where the actors are connected by their eye contact and thoughts of wanting to get to know the stranger they each see despite the setting of a crowded beach.
Was your favorite on my lists? Let the discussion begin. Even if we chose different ones, all Bond girls when in a bikini or not are wonderful actresses who help make the Bond films enjoyable. Audiences are the real winners.
Article by Sheila James