Is Penelope Cruz Going To Be The Next Bond Girl? – it seems that the Bond producers might finally get their way with news of a casting document leak that shows the sexy Spanish actress in the line-up for the next Bond movie.
A press release from Sony Pictures in France has been quoted as showing Penelope Cruz as one of the named cast in the 24th Bond movie alongside Daniel Craig.
The report comes in French movie magazine Premiere and it seems that although many believe it to be a mistake by the Bond PR team that doesn’t mean that Penelope Cruz will not actually become the latest in a long line of very hot Bond girls. At 40-years old she would also become the oldest ever Bond girl with the current holder of the title being Honor Blackman who played the part of Pussy Galore in the 1964 Bond movie Goldfinger when she was 39-years old.
Penelope is not just famed for her acting abilities and beautiful face but has also used her great body to good effect during her long movie career. this includes her topless scenes in Jamon Jamon at the age of just 17-years old and other nude scenes in 2001’s Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. She also uses her figure to great effect even when clothed as in this scene from Volver. Her performance in the 2006 Pedro Almodovar movie led to an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, the first ever for any Spanish actress.
There is of course already a family link to the Bond movie franchise as Penelope’s husband Javier Bardem played the baddie in the last Bond movie, 2012’s Skyfall.
- Ursula Andress – played Honey Ryder in Dr No (1962)
- Daniela Bianchi – played Tatiana Romanova in From Russia With Love (1963)
- Honor Blackman – played Pussy Galore in Goldfinger (1964)
- Shirley Eaton – played Jill Masterson in Goldfinger (1964)
- Claudine Auger – played Domino Derval in Thunderball (1965)
- Molly Peters – played Patricia Fearing in Thunderball (1965)
- Akiko Wakabayashi – played Aki in You Only Twice (1967)
- Karin Dor – played Helga Brandt in You Only Live Twice (1967)
- Diana Rigg – played Teresa di Vicenzo in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
- Angela Scoular – played Ruby Bartlett in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
- Jill St John – played Tiffany Case in Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
- Lana Wood – played Plenty O’Toole in Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
- Jane Seymour – played Solitaire in Live And Let Die (1973)
- Madeline Smith – played Miss Caruso in Live And Let Die (1973)
- Britt Ekland – played Mary Goodnight in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
- Maud Adams – played Andrea Anders in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
- Barbara Bach – played Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
- Caroline Munro – played Naomi in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
- Lois Chiles – played Holly Goodhead in Moonraker (1979)
- Corinne Cléry – played Corinne Dufour in Moonraker (1979)
- Carole Bouquet – played Melina Havelock in For Your Eyes Only (1981)
- Maud Adams – played Octopussy in Octopussy (1983)
- Kristina Wayborn – played Magda in Octopussy (1983)
The next (and currently untitled) Bond movie is due for release in November 2015.