Film & TV

Skyfall's Naomie Harris and Bérénice Marlohe Are "Bond Beasts," Not Bond Girls

It's been half a century since Ian Fleming introduced the world to James Bond, his evil nemeses, and of course, those sexy Bond girls. But after 50 years, the time has finally come to stop calling them "Bond girls" and start referring to them as "Bond Women." These are adult human beings, after all, who typify sophistication and serve as liberated models of independence. Susan B. Anthony and Eleanor Roosevelt were proto-Bond Women in their own way and, as Skyfall star Bérénice Marlohe had to remind us, so was "Famke Janssen in Goldeneye. She was smashing people and having orgasms."

That she was. We recently chatted with current James Bond vixens Naomie Harris and Marlohe in a Miami hotel room, giving them a much deserved break from being ravaged by handsome, sophisticated hunks. Our goal: find out what a Bond Woman really is.

See also:

-- Daniel Craig Talks Bond's Homosexual Past, Charms Our Pants Off

-- Skyfall's Javier Bardem Will Not Father Your Child

-- Review: Skyfall Lays Bare the Unknowable Spy

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