There’s a formula to every James Bond movie that includes guns, car chases, fight scenes, and beautiful women who Bond tries to seduce at every turn. These “Bond Girls” have become infamous to the legendary series and the role has launched the careers of many well-known actresses.
Halle Berry, Denise Richards, and Rosamund Pike are just a few of the names who have been able to turn the publicity they received from being a Bond Girl into a successful career. The “honor” of being one is bestowed upon few, but the “Bond Girl Curse” buried lots of careers before they even began. These are the actresses who have been able to lift that curse and carve their own path in the entertainment industry.
You might know about Teri Hatcher from her part on Desperate Housewives, but before she became a staple on one of TV’s biggest dramas, she was a Bond Girl. She took on the role of Paris Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies.
She had a few small roles after Bond, but as I mentioned, she became a household name after she secured the lead role as Susan Mayer in Desperate Housewives, which remains iconic and successful to date.