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The 007 that UK Women Most Want to Bond With

PartyCasino’s latest research, ahead of the launch of the new James Bond film, No Time to Die, showed that 40% of UK women would gladly ditch their husband or boyfriend if they had the chance to be on the arm of a James Bond of their choice.

The legendary secret agent, voted the nation’s favourite in the same piece of research, has been played by seven suitably dapper actors since the first Bond movie hit the screens in 1962.

But the latest 007 – Daniel Craig, who bows out with the new film out this week – proved to be the best so far. As Carly Simon crooned in the opening credits of The Spy Who Loved Me, nobody does it better, apparently…

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Behind Mr Craig, the votes showed it was a close-run thing between the rest of the previous Bonds, but the current Bond (James Bond) and his more vulnerable persona has clearly struck a chord with the UK’s ladies, as he romped to victory.

The James Bonds Britain’s women would choose:

  • Daniel Craig               64%
  • Pierce Brosnan          56%
  • Timothy Dalton          53%
  • David Niven               52%
  • Roger Moore              51%
  • Sean Connery             50%
  • George Lazenby         49%

Perhaps the biggest surprise in our survey was that Britain’s men said they were much less likely to swap their wife or girlfriend for a Bond girl, even though they had vastly more choice from the 24 movies released so far. Only just over a quarter (26%) said they would make the trade while a resounding 54% said they absolutely wouldn’t.

With a raft of lovely ladies to choose from, often with wildly ridiculous names like Strawberry Fields, Pussy Galore and Goodnight, there were plenty of top actresses for the chaps to choose from.

But it was Halle Berry as Jinx Johnston in Die Another Day and Jane Seymore as Solitaire in Live and Let Die who jointly won the top spot in the survey.

Elsewhere, the iconic image of Ursula Andress stalking out of the sea in ‘that’ bikini as Honey Ryder in Dr No still packs a punch, while the likes of Britt Ekland, Kim Basinger, Diana Rigg and Grace Jones are all firmly on the list.

Halle Berry –  Jinx Johnston – Die Another Day - 2002 26%
Jane Seymore – Solitaire – Live and Let Die - 1973 26%
Gemma Arterton –  Strawberry Fields – Quantum of Solace - 2008 23%
Ursula Andress – Honey Ryder -  Dr No – 1962 22%
Britt Ekland – Goodnight – The Man with the Golden Gun - 1974 18%
Sophie Marceau –  Elektra King –The World Is Not Enough – 1999 17%
Eva Green – Vesper Lynd – Casino Royale - 2006 17%
Kim Basinger – Domino Petachi – Never Say Never Again - 1983 16%
Barbara Bach - Anya Amasova – The Spy Who Loved Me - 1977 15%
Naomi Harris – Miss Moneypenny - Skyfall - 2012 14%
Honor Blackman – Pussy Galore – Goldfinger - 1964 14%
Teri Hatcher –  Paris Carver – Tomorrow Never Dies - 1997 14%
Diana Rigg – Tracy Bond – On Her Majesty's Secret Service - 1969 13%
Madeline Smith – Miss Caruso – Live and Let Die - 1973 11%
Maryam d’Abo – Kara Milovy – The Living Daylights - 1987 9%
Famke Janssen – Xenia Onatopp – Goldeneye - 1995 8%
Jill St. John – Tiffany Case – Diamonds are Forever – 1971 8%
Grace Jones – May Day – A View to a Kill - 1985 8%
Michelle Yeoh – Wai Lin – Tomorrow Never Dies – 1997 7%
Daniela Bianchi – Tatiana Romanova – From Russia with Love - 1963 7%
Luciana Paluzzi – The SPECTRE assassin – Thunderball - 1965 6%