Britain’s top secret agent, James Bond, is perhaps one of the most well-known and long-standing figures in entertainment. It all began when writer Ian Fleming started writing novels about the fictional British Secret Service agent in 1953.
Fleming went on to write twelve novels about the character as well as two short-story collections. When Fleming died, other authors continued the story of James Bond and his adventures. Those novels were eventually turned into films, starting in 1962 with Dr. No. Since then, we’ve come to know James Bond as having three things always close at hand: The latest gadgets, a martini (shaken, not stirred), and beautiful women.
You might recognize Sophie Marceau from her other famous role as Mel Gibson’s love interest in Braveheart. Apparently, that’s a role she handles quite well as she was also one of James Bond’s interests (along with Denise Richards) in 1999’s The World Is Not Enough. Since then, she’s mainly pursued roles in French films.