Sophie Cookson

120 points

Cookson was cast to play the female lead in Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and has shown potential ever since, as this was her first role in a film. It gave her the experience of acting in genre similar to Bond movies. She is under the average height for the part but her hair colour and nationality are right on target to play 007's leading lady.

Age

27

Nationality

English

Height

161cm

First Film

2014

Filmography

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
  • The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Top Genre

Action

Emma Watson

117 points

Watson is well-known to the camera, from her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter Saga. Since this, she has taken on parts that are very challenging (Regression, 2015). She is a talented acress who has made a name for herself within the drama genre. Although she is just under the average height and age, she fits the nationality and appearance of a bond girl.

Age

27

Nationality

English

Height

165cm

First Film

2001

Filmography

  • Harry Potter saga (2001 - 2011)
  • Noah (2014)
  • Regression (2015)

Top Genre

Drama

Kaya Scodelario

84 points

Recognised for her role in the TV series Skins, Scodelario is at the perfect stage in her film career to take on the role as a bond girl. It has been 8 years since her first appearance in a film and her top genre is action movies. She is the youngest female on the list, however she fits a lot of the credentials to be a bond girl. She is currently on the big screen for her role in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).

Age

25

Nationality

English

Height

168cm

First Film

2009

Filmography

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
  • Tiger House (2015)
  • The Maze Runner (2014)

Top Genre

Action

Rachel Hurd-Wood

130 points

Hurd-Wood fits almost all of the criteria to play the role of a bond girl. She is the ideal height, hair colour, nationality and her top genre of films is Drama, the average genre for bond girls past. She has appeared in 10 films which is one film over the threshold for the average number of films that bond girls have appeared in prior.

Age

27

Nationality

English

Height

170cm

First Film

2003

Filmography

  • Beautiful Devils (2017)
  • Highway to Dhampus (2014)
  • Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)

Top Genre

Drama

Daisy Ridley

102 points

Ridley is relatively new to the big screen. She rose to fame from her role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and has featured in five films since, including the up and coming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Ridley is one of three females who matches the average height of a bond girl, as well as her appearance, nationality and top genre.

Age

25

Nationality

English

Height

170cm

First Film

2015

Filmography

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Scrawl (2015)
  • Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Top Genre

Drama

Lily Collins

124 points

Collins is an actress that is rising to fame with her roles in The English Teacher (2013) and Rules Don't Apply (2016). She is of both English and American heratige and is at the perfect age and time in her career to sign a deal as a bond girl. She is a brunette beauty who would fit the role very well with her prior experience in Drama titles.

Age

28

Nationality

English/American

Height

165cm

First Film

2009

Filmography

  • The Blind Side (2009)
  • The English Teacher (2013)
  • Rules Don't Apply (2016)

Top Genre

Drama

Emilia Clarke

106 points

Clarke is well-known for her role in the fantasy drama Game of Thrones. Despite not fitting the height criteria, her image, nationality and prior experience make her a good fit to play a bond girl. Her film career took off in 2012 and is expected to continue to progress after her role in Voice from the Stone (2017).

Age

30

Nationality

English

Height

157cm

First Film

2012

Filmography

  • Spike Island (2012)
  • Dom Hemingway (2013)
  • Voice from the Stone (2017)

Top Genre

Drama

Alicia Vikander

134 points

Vikander does not fit the typical nationality of a bond girl, however this is not to say that there has never been a Swedish actress playing the role. Vikander is a good fit for the part in other ways. She is of the average age, appearance and falls just under the height. Her top genre is drama which again fits the average credential. She has experience in previous action films as she starred in Jason Bourne (2016).

Age

28

Nationality

Swedish

Height

166cm

First Film

2010

Filmography

  • Jason Bourne (2016)
  • Burnt (2015)
  • The Danish Girl (2015)

Top Genre

Drama

Emily Ratajkowski

106 points

Ratajkowski has the perfect appearance to feature as Bond's lady; she has the hair, the height and is just under the average age. She is English born but has American heritage. Her top genre also falls under the drama category and she seems like almost the ideal candidate.

Age

26

Nationality

English/American

Height

170cm

First Film

2005

Filmography

  • Gone Girl (2014)
  • We Are Your Friends (2015)
  • In Darkness (2017)

Top Genre

Drama

Elarica Gallacher

124 points

Gallacher is known for her parts in the drama/thriller genre from films such as Chatroom (2010) and My Brother the Devil (2015). She is just under the ideal age to take on the part of a bond girl and is nearly at the perfect time in her career, based on the average. Her downfall is that she is slightly taller than the average and could potentially be taller than Bond himself.

Age

27

Nationality

English

Height

175cm

First Film

2009

Filmography

  • Chatroom (2010)
  • My Brother the Devil (2012)
  • AfterDeath (2015)

Top Genre

Drama/Thriller

About

When strong rumours emerged that Daniel Craig was continuing as James Bond it ended years of speculation as to who would be next to take up the 007 role. With a film confirmed for 2019, and Daniel Craig seemingly all but confirmed, we turn our heads to the rest of the cast and the prestigious Bond girl role.

For Your Eyes Only: Who will be the next Bond girl? has analysed the attributes of every Bond girl throughout the franchise’s history taking into account age, hair colour, height, as well as nationality and previous films to discover what makes the perfect Bond girl.

What Makes the Perfect Bond Girl?

Taking into account 72 Bond girls, we discovered exactly 007’s type, and it really is a view to kill...

  • Average Age: 28
  • Hair Colour: Brown
  • Most common genre of film: Drama
  • Nationality: English
  • Height: 170cm
  • Number of films before Bond: 9
  • Years Between First Film and Bond: 7

So, Who's Next?

With casting due at any moment, we’ve crunched all the numbers (and hair colours) and created a shortlist of actresses best suited to play James’ next romance.

Using all the data above, and a special weighting system, For Your Eyes Only: Who Will Be The Bond’s Next Girl? has revealed the top 10 actresses most suited to be the next Bond girl.

How it works

The method in ranking potential Bond girls was measured as follows...

Each attribute was given a point score based on their order of importance. The attributes were scored as:

  • Age: 7
  • Hair: 6
  • Most common genre of film: 5
  • Nationality: 4
  • Height: 3
  • Years between first film and Bond: 2
  • Number of films before Bond: 1

The prospective actresses were then ranked from 1-10 based on how close they were to the Bond girl average with 10 being most like and one being least like. Each rank number was then multiplied by the attributes score to discover who is most suited to be the next Bond girl.

All research was correct at the time of publication.


Research provided by onlineroulette.org.uk

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    Alicia Vikander

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    Rachel Hurd-Wood

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  • #3

    Elarica Gallacher

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  • #4

    Lily Collins

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  • #5

    Sophie Cookson

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    Emma Watson

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    Emilia Clarke

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    Emily Ratajkowski

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    Daisy Ridley

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    Kaya Scodelario

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