My second-favorite Bond girl is in a class of her own. You see, I’d read Thunderball long before I ever saw the movie, and fallen in love with Domino long before I saw Claudine Auger in the role.
…and she sure didn’t get uglier as she got older, either:
But it was never just how she looked (although whoever cast her did it perfectly). Read Ian Fleming’s description of her, how she drove her car and how she reacted to the news of her brother’s murder by the man she was living with… I fell in love with her, and so will you.