Archive for 31 May, 2009
While wading through the Sunday papers this morning I came across this shot in the Sunday Times from a 1964 bond girl photo session for Thunderball:
The thing that immediately struck me is while all three women are undeniably beautiful, they are also (gasp!) normal sized.
Compared to this shot of Halle Berry as Jinx in 2002’s Die Another Day, you can see just how far the perception of what body shape and size is considered sexy has shifted in the last 40 years.
In a bikini, I’m a similar shape as the blonde (Molly Peters, who played a nurse called Patricia Fearing) in the top picture, but I don’t think the 007 producers will be on the phone any time soon…