SPY 'N' SEDUCTRESS: Bond turns 50

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October 5 marks half century of the successful Bond film franchise, and will be celebrated as the Global James Bond Day. Roger Moore, right, as James Bond, and Barbara Bach as Major Anya Amasova, in the 1977 film, The Spy Who Loved Me.

October 5 marks half century of the successful Bond film franchise, and will be celebrated as the Global James Bond Day. Roger Moore, right, as James Bond, and Barbara Bach as Major Anya Amasova, in the 1977 film, The Spy Who Loved Me.

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This publicity photo shows Sean Connery, left, as James Bond in a scene from the 1963 film, From Russia With Love.

This publicity photo shows Sean Connery, left, as James Bond in a scene from the 1963 film, From Russia With Love.

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Daniel Craig as James Bond in the action adventure film, Skyfall. Agent 007 is real to millions of moviegoers, and once again they will flock to see Bond battle for queen and country when his 23rd official screen adventure, "Skyfall," opens fall 2012. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures, Francois Duhamel, File)

Daniel Craig as James Bond in the action adventure film, Skyfall. Agent 007 is real to millions of moviegoers, and once again they will flock to see Bond battle for queen and country when his 23rd official screen adventure, "Skyfall," opens fall 2012. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures, Francois Duhamel, File)

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British actor Roger Moore, playing the title role of secret service agent 007, James Bond, is shown on location in England in 1972. Moore, played Bond in seven films, more than any other actor. (AP Photo, File)

British actor Roger Moore, playing the title role of secret service agent 007, James Bond, is shown on location in England in 1972. Moore, played Bond in seven films, more than any other actor. (AP Photo, File)

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Berenice MarloheWhile her actual role Skyfall may not be known, this picture from her James Bond photoshoot gives a pretty good clue.

Berenice MarloheWhile her actual role Skyfall may not be known, this picture from her James Bond photoshoot gives a pretty good clue.

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Gemma ArtertonChosen from around 1,500 candidates, Arterton plays Bond Girl Strawberry Fields, in what is described as a "nice-sized role". On her character, Arterton describes Strawberry Fields as "the thinking man's crumpet".

Gemma ArtertonChosen from around 1,500 candidates, Arterton plays Bond Girl Strawberry Fields, in what is described as a "nice-sized role". On her character, Arterton describes Strawberry Fields as "the thinking man's crumpet".

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MadonnaEven the Queen of Pop Madonna (second right) has appeared in a Bond movie, portraying fencing instructor Verity in Die Another Day.

MadonnaEven the Queen of Pop Madonna (second right) has appeared in a Bond movie, portraying fencing instructor Verity in Die Another Day.

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Olga KurylenkoRussian-Bolivian beauty Camille Montes (played by Olga Kurylenko) still looked elegant while roaming the desert with Daniel Craig as James Bond in Quantum of Solace.

Olga KurylenkoRussian-Bolivian beauty Camille Montes (played by Olga Kurylenko) still looked elegant while roaming the desert with Daniel Craig as James Bond in Quantum of Solace.

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Honor BlackmanHonor Blackman, who played Pussy Galore in 1964's Goldfinger opposite Sean Connery, was 38 at the time of the picture -- making her the oldest actress ever to play a Bond girl.

Honor BlackmanHonor Blackman, who played Pussy Galore in 1964's Goldfinger opposite Sean Connery, was 38 at the time of the picture -- making her the oldest actress ever to play a Bond girl.

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Talisa SotoTop American model Talisa Soto was the ultimate lady in red when she portrayed Lupe Lamora in Licence to Kill.

Talisa SotoTop American model Talisa Soto was the ultimate lady in red when she portrayed Lupe Lamora in Licence to Kill.

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Sophie Marceau, Denise RichardsFrench actress Sophie Marceau made skiwear chic when she played Elektra King in The World Is Not Enough. Top that with sexy siren Denise Richards. Pierce Brosnan sure had a treat in this one.

Sophie Marceau, Denise RichardsFrench actress Sophie Marceau made skiwear chic when she played Elektra King in The World Is Not Enough. Top that with sexy siren Denise Richards. Pierce Brosnan sure had a treat in this one.

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Barbara BachWe all remember Barbara Bach seducing Roger Moore in The Spy Who Loved Me. The scenes featuring a wet Bach was stuff men's fantasies are made of.

Barbara BachWe all remember Barbara Bach seducing Roger Moore in The Spy Who Loved Me. The scenes featuring a wet Bach was stuff men's fantasies are made of.

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Halle BerryBond girl Jinx (Halle Berry) wore an orange replica of the iconic Ursula Andress bikini for her first encounter with James Bond in Die Another Day.

Halle BerryBond girl Jinx (Halle Berry) wore an orange replica of the iconic Ursula Andress bikini for her first encounter with James Bond in Die Another Day.

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This undated publicity photo provided by United Artists and Danjaq, LLC shows Ursula Andress in a scene from the James Bond film, Dr. No. Her image personifies the gorgeous, mysterious cool of the Bond girl. The film is included in the MGM and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Blu-Ray Bond 50 anniversary set. (AP Photo/United Artists and Danjaq, LLC)

This undated publicity photo provided by United Artists and Danjaq, LLC shows Ursula Andress in a scene from the James Bond film, Dr. No. Her image personifies the gorgeous, mysterious cool of the Bond girl. The film is included in the MGM and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Blu-Ray Bond 50 anniversary set. (AP Photo/United Artists and Danjaq, LLC)

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Whether ally or enemy, Bond girls undoubtedly ooze glamour and sophistication, so in honour of the James Bond franchise's 50th anniversary here is a reminder of some of the film's biggest beauty icons - from Ursula Andress and Halle Berry to Gemma Arterton and Berenice Marlohe.

Whether ally or enemy, Bond girls undoubtedly ooze glamour and sophistication, so in honour of the James Bond franchise's 50th anniversary here is a reminder of some of the film's biggest beauty icons - from Ursula Andress and Halle Berry to Gemma Arterton and Berenice Marlohe.

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This undated publicity file photo released by Sony Pictures shows actor Daniel Craig, who makes his debut as James Bond in Casino Royale, (2006), a tale of the super-spy's early escapades trying to foil a terrorist gang. Craig can seriously act, bringing a welcome darkness to the character as well as being sexy, masculine and formidable in all the necessary ways. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures, Jay Maidment, File)

This undated publicity file photo released by Sony Pictures shows actor Daniel Craig, who makes his debut as James Bond in Casino Royale, (2006), a tale of the super-spy's early escapades trying to foil a terrorist gang. Craig can seriously act, bringing a welcome darkness to the character as well as being sexy, masculine and formidable in all the necessary ways. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures, Jay Maidment, File)

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Two Omega watches, left, a Seamaster Planet Ocean model used by Daniel Craig in the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace, and a Seamaster Planet Ocean model which is made of Titanium and used by Craig for an action sequence in the upcoming James Bond movie Skyfall is seen during the press preview of the James Bond movie memorabilia charity auction at Christie's auction house in London, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. The watches are expected to sell for around 6-8,000 British pounds ($ 9,100-12,00 euro 6,800-9,000) each with proceeds going to UNICEF and ORBIS charities .(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Two Omega watches, left, a Seamaster Planet Ocean model used by Daniel Craig in the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace, and a Seamaster Planet Ocean model which is made of Titanium and used by Craig for an action sequence in the upcoming James Bond movie Skyfall is seen during the press preview of the James Bond movie memorabilia charity auction at Christie's auction house in London, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. The watches are expected to sell for around 6-8,000 British pounds ($ 9,100-12,00 euro 6,800-9,000) each with proceeds going to UNICEF and ORBIS charities .(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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Actors, from left, Britt Ekland, Tania Mallet, Richard Kiel and Eunice Gayson pose at a photocall for Bond 50 on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 in London. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

Actors, from left, Britt Ekland, Tania Mallet, Richard Kiel and Eunice Gayson pose at a photocall for Bond 50 on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 in London. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

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This undated publicity photo provided by United Artists and Danjaq, LLC shows Richard Kiel, right, as Jaws and Roger Moore, as James Bond, fighting in the 1977 film, The Spy Who Loved Me. Those teeth could do some serious damage. The film is included in the MGM and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Blu-Ray "Bond 50" anniversary set. (AP Photo/United Artists and Danjaq, LLC)

This undated publicity photo provided by United Artists and Danjaq, LLC shows Richard Kiel, right, as Jaws and Roger Moore, as James Bond, fighting in the 1977 film, The Spy Who Loved Me. Those teeth could do some serious damage. The film is included in the MGM and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Blu-Ray "Bond 50" anniversary set. (AP Photo/United Artists and Danjaq, LLC)

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In this undated publicity file photo provided by New Line Cinema, Mike Myers, right, and Verne J. Troyer perform in a scene from New Line Cinema's comedy Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. The movie, a James Bond spoof, stars Mike Myers as the sexually charged man of mystery. The Austin Powers movies have done the best Bond parodies. (AP Photo/New Line Cinema, K. Wright, HO, File)

In this undated publicity file photo provided by New Line Cinema, Mike Myers, right, and Verne J. Troyer perform in a scene from New Line Cinema's comedy Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. The movie, a James Bond spoof, stars Mike Myers as the sexually charged man of mystery. The Austin Powers movies have done the best Bond parodies. (AP Photo/New Line Cinema, K. Wright, HO, File)

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Actresses, from left, Tania Mallet, Eunice Gayson and Britt Ekland pose at a photocall for Bond 50 on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 in London. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

Actresses, from left, Tania Mallet, Eunice Gayson and Britt Ekland pose at a photocall for Bond 50 on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 in London. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

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This image provided by Scripophily.com shows a paper war bond for the United States Treasury War Finance Committee. At a time when stock trading is dominated by rapid-fire computers, there are people who relish paper stocks for their palpability. Wall Street seems cryptic and far away, but certificates are something that can be seen and held. (AP Photo/Scripophily.com)

This image provided by Scripophily.com shows a paper war bond for the United States Treasury War Finance Committee. At a time when stock trading is dominated by rapid-fire computers, there are people who relish paper stocks for their palpability. Wall Street seems cryptic and far away, but certificates are something that can be seen and held. (AP Photo/Scripophily.com)

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Actors, from left, Tania Mallet, Eunice Gayson and Britt Ekland pose at a photocall for Bond 50 on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 in London. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

Actors, from left, Tania Mallet, Eunice Gayson and Britt Ekland pose at a photocall for Bond 50 on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 in London. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

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In this May 20, 1977 file photo, actor Roger Moore, alias British secret agent James Bond, is accompanied by co-star Barbara Bach as they arrive for the screening of their latest 007 feature, "The Spy Who Loved Me," during the Cannes Film Festival at the French Riviera. Moore, played Bond in seven films, more than any other actor. (AP Photo, File)

In this May 20, 1977 file photo, actor Roger Moore, alias British secret agent James Bond, is accompanied by co-star Barbara Bach as they arrive for the screening of their latest 007 feature, "The Spy Who Loved Me," during the Cannes Film Festival at the French Riviera. Moore, played Bond in seven films, more than any other actor. (AP Photo, File)

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British writer Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond spy thrillers, sits in front of a Turkish train, as a gag, during a visit to the set of the film From Russia With Love in Istanbul, Turkey. Fleming, a former World War II intelligence officer, created 007 as a sort of fantasy alter-ego. (AP Photo/File)

British writer Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond spy thrillers, sits in front of a Turkish train, as a gag, during a visit to the set of the film From Russia With Love in Istanbul, Turkey. Fleming, a former World War II intelligence officer, created 007 as a sort of fantasy alter-ego. (AP Photo/File)

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, meets actor Daniel Craig, the new James Bond, during the world premiere of the latest James Bond movie Casino Royale at the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square in London. (AP Photo/Stephen Hird, Pool, File)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, meets actor Daniel Craig, the new James Bond, during the world premiere of the latest James Bond movie Casino Royale at the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square in London. (AP Photo/Stephen Hird, Pool, File)

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