Miss Moneypenny as the ultimate bond girl

The Ultimate bond girl

Photography (right): Todd Plitt

Once relegated to being MI6’s most besotted assistant (“You always were a cunning linguist, James”), Moneypenny’s job description has been shaken and stirred with the times

Naomie Harris

2012 – current

T​hat mysterious Land Rover-driving, train-chasing, rib-breaking sniper babe at the start of Skyfall was revealed at the end of the movie to be none other than the modern iteration of Miss Moneypenny. She returns in Spectre, which hits cinemas in November. We presume she will again take sh-t from no one.

Miss Moneypenny in: “Skyfall” (2012)

SAMANTHA BOND

Samantha Bond

1995 – 2002

Said that “cunning linguist” line with a straight face. Types.

Miss Moneypenny in: “Golden Eye (1995), “Tomorrow never dies” (1997), The World Is Not Enough” (1999) and “Die Another Day” (2002)

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CAROLINE BLISS

Caroline Bliss

1987 – 1989

Wears glasses. Books travel. Goes to meetings. Carries a notebook. Types.

Miss Moneypenny in: “The Living Daylights” (1987) and “Licence To Kill” (1989)

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LOIS MAXWELL

Lois Maxwell

1962 – 1985

Makes calls. Puts on lipstick. Files paperwork. Begs for jewellery. Types.

Miss Moneypenny in: “Dr. No” (1962), “From Russia with Love” (1963), “Goldfinger” (1964), “Thunderball” (1965), “You Only Live Twice” (1967), “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969), “The Man with the Golden Gun” (1974), “The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977), “Moon Raker” (1979), “For Your Eyes Only” (1981), “Octopussy” (1983), “A View to a Kill” (1985)

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