The Guardian have undertaken extensive research (by that I mean watching all 22 Bond movies) and have come to the conclusion that being a love interest to James Bond is probably not the best thing for your health or well-being.
Almost a third of Bond’s lovers have died since the spy began his big-screen adventures in 1962’s Dr No – and the mortality rate is on the rise.
Sixteen of Bond’s 51 lovers have met sticky ends, beginning with the murder of Jill Masterson in 1964’s Goldfinger. Sean Connery started his career as a relatively safe 007: his lovers in Dr No and From Russia With Love both escaped with their lives. But in Thunderball and You Only Live Twice, he looked on as two women were assassinated and another was devoured by piranhas.
But the latest 007, Daniel Craig, proves the most lethal of all. The two women he beds in his first Bond movie, Casino Royale, are both murdered, while a conquest in new film Quantum of Solace is covered in oil in a homage to Masterson’s demise in Goldfinger.
So if anyone has a goal of being a Bond girl, the sex will probably be great, but you will most likely die shortly after.