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Topic: Rank the 7 Main Moore Girls

If this topic takes off, I might start one for the other actors in the near future (but combine Lazenby with Dalton for obvious reasons).

So, how would you rank order the main bond girl of each of Moore's 7 films?

Here's mine:

1 - Solitaire (LALD)
I think she's an excellent bond girl, and has always been my second favourite ever after Honey Rider. I don't mind the tarot card story, and thought Solitaire was not only gorgeous but pretty well acted too.

2 - Melina Havelock (FYEO)
Besides the ridiculous close up shot of her face with the greek music when she whitnesses her parent's death, I thought she was a pretty solid bond girl. Assertive, good looking, and has a real motive.

3 - Octopussy (OP)
She's not exactly a favourite, but she's ok and plays a significant role.

4 - Anya Amasova (TSWLM)
I assume many people will rank her higher. I honestly can't see why. On the plus side she's an ok bond girl who is assertive, plays a key role, competitive with bond and so on. But I didn't like her wooden acting. She seemed emotionless. I know spies are often like that, but to me it seemed more of a case of bad acting - sorry barbara fans!

5 - Mary Goodnight (TMWTGG)
She was obviously a poor bond girl, but I'm ranking her here for comedy reasons.

6 - Stacey Sutton (AVTAK)
Ok, she is not very good. As a huge AVTAK fan, I have never denied what people say about stacey. But you know what, I still didn't think she was THAT bad. Not bad enough to spoil the film for me by any means. A poor bond girl, but I do think there's worse.

7 - Holly Goodhead (MR)
She had potential. But her pathetic wooden acting just spoils any potential she had. I'm surprised that she doesn't get more hate. The woman can't bloody act. Either that or she was underacting on purpose. "Hang on James"...

1 - Avtak, 2 - Op, 3 - Ltk, 4 - Lald, 5 - Fyeo, 6 - Ohmss, 7 - Sf, 8 - Dn, 9 - Ge, 10 - Daf, 11 - Tmwtgg, 12 - Tswlm, 13 - Mr, 14 - Tld, 15 - Yolt, 16 - Sp, 17 - Gf, 18 - Frwl, 19 - Dad, 20 - Qos, 21 - Tnd, 22 - Twine, 23 - Tb, 24 - Cr

1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby

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1. Stacy Sutton (Tanya Roberts), A View to a Kill
2. Octopussy (Maud Adams), Octopussy
3. Holly Goodhead (Lois Chiles), Moonraker
4. Melina Havelock (Carole Bouquet), For Your Eyes Only
5. Solitaire (Jane Seymour), Live and Let Die
6. Anya Amasov (Barbara Bach), The Spy Who Loved Me
7. Mary Goodnight (Britt Ekland), Man with the Golden Gun

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Nice list James. Great to see at least one other fan of Stacy on here.  ajb007/smile 

1. Solitaire Age 22- Certainly the most unique Bond girl. Also probably the best actress of the RM era.
Tricking her with the cards was perhaps not the nicest thing to do.

2. Octopussy Age 38 - Great screen presence and a good match for Roger. Love her Octopus robe. Not much screen time actually. Too bad she smokes. Doesn't actually accompany Bond on the mission!

3. Stacy Sutton Age 30- Finally a Bond girl that holds a regular 9-5 job and has fluffy cats. Smart, sexy, and helps Bond with Geological stuff that he doesn't understand.

4. Anya Amasova Age 30- Wooden acting, but still memorable. Perhaps the first Bond girl that was an equal to Bond? Very refreshing after the Mary Goodnight bimbo.

5. Holly Goodhead Age 32- Appreciated her more after Napoleon Plural compared her to a Lauren Bacall film-noir dame. Acting skills are still not the greatest. Oh well...

6. Melina Havelock- Age 24 I'm not a huge fan of the ultra-long straight hair. Only 1 year older than Lynn Holly Johnson! Getting mixed messages here about which girl is too young for Roger ?

7. Mary Goodnight- Age 32 Really beautiful. Kind of wasted with a bad role as a bimbo agent.

"Like any great artist, I want to create an undisputed masterpiece in my lifetime."

1. MR 2. TSWLM 3. GE 4. TND 5. DN 6. GF 7. TWINE 8.OP 9. AVTAK 10. TMWTGG 11. LTK

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On the basis of sheer fanciability, I'd personally go for:

1. Stacy
2. Melina
3. Mary Goodnight
4. Solitaire
5. Anya
6. Holly
7. Octopussy

but if I could nominate girls with smaller roles I'd want to move these ones to places at least half way up my personal list: Miss Caruso (LLD), Bianca (OP), Manuela (MR) and the "If I can be of any further assistance... anything at all..." hotel girl in OP. ajb007/heart

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1. Maud Adams (2 movies/twice the fun!)
2. Barbara Bach (yes she's wooden but her character is so much more interesting than the usual Bond Girl)
3. Jane Seymour (the innocent Bond Girl! - great chemistry and can act!)
4. Carole Bouquet (another strong female character for Moore to play off of!)
5. Tanya Roberts (Tanya's beauty is more impressive than Britt's role or Lois' acting)
6. Britt Ekland (I'm tempted to list Maud twice! Was she a bad bond girl or just given the worst possible role?)
7. Lois Chiles (not just wooden, but really a bit boring too)

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1. Anya Amasova - The most beautiful Bond girl, period.
2. Solitaire -She was beautiful. Typical Bond girl though for Moore-era: Not too much input
3. Dr Goodhead - I liked her, good to look at and the right age for Roger.
4. Octopussy - I preferred Maud Adams more TMWTGG, but she was fine here also.
5. Melina - She seemed like a tough cookie and could hold her own without Bond.

I would like to stop here. Both Stacy Sutton and Goodnight where absolutely horrible Bond girls.

OHMSS, FRWL, DN, GF, CR, GE, SP, YOLT, TB, TSWLM, LALD, TLD, TND, FYEO, SF, MR, TMWTGG, TWINE, OP, AVTAK, DAF, LTK, QOS, DAD

1. Connery 2. Craig 3. Brosnan 4. Dalton 5. Lazenby 6. Moore

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1. Agent Triple X
2. Solitaire
3. Holly Goodhead
4. Octopussy
5. Melina Havelock
6. Stacey Sutton
7. Mary Goodnight

Last edited by Absolutely_Cart (26th Aug 2015 17:05)

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Jarvio wrote:

2 - Melina Havelock (FYEO)
Besides the ridiculous close up shot of her face with the greek music when she whitnesses her parent's death, I thought she was a pretty solid bond girl. Assertive, good looking, and has a real motive.

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'Ridiculous close-up?' Really? So how is she meant to react after Gonzales kills her parents in Cold blood in front of her face. The expressions we see are horror, disbelief, shock and slow revenge. All in her face. All in one moment. It sets you up for the film ahead.

1. For Your Eyes Only      2. The Living Daylights    3 From Russia with Love  4. Casino Royale  5. OHMSS  6. Skyfall

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broadshoulder wrote:

'Ridiculous close-up?' Really? So how is she meant to react after Gonzales kills her parents in Cold blood in front of her face. The expressions we see are horror, disbelief, shock and slow revenge. All in her face. All in one moment. It sets you up for the film ahead.


+1
I may have seen the movie 50 times but that closeup still sends me cold shivers down my spine.

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-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
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Higgins wrote:

I may have seen the movie 50 times

Amateur! ajb007/lol

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hey, I have 20 years and another 200 viewings and then would be still younger and better looking than you  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!

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broadshoulder wrote:
Jarvio wrote:

2 - Melina Havelock (FYEO)
Besides the ridiculous close up shot of her face with the greek music when she whitnesses her parent's death, I thought she was a pretty solid bond girl. Assertive, good looking, and has a real motive.

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'Ridiculous close-up?' Really? So how is she meant to react after Gonzales kills her parents in Cold blood in front of her face. The expressions we see are horror, disbelief, shock and slow revenge. All in her face. All in one moment. It sets you up for the film ahead.

I made that post in 2012. But yeah, I get what your saying. What makes it ridiculous is the music that plays over it.

1 - Avtak, 2 - Op, 3 - Ltk, 4 - Lald, 5 - Fyeo, 6 - Ohmss, 7 - Sf, 8 - Dn, 9 - Ge, 10 - Daf, 11 - Tmwtgg, 12 - Tswlm, 13 - Mr, 14 - Tld, 15 - Yolt, 16 - Sp, 17 - Gf, 18 - Frwl, 19 - Dad, 20 - Qos, 21 - Tnd, 22 - Twine, 23 - Tb, 24 - Cr

1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby

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Seeing as I posted this in 2012, I may aswell report that my order has changed. And here it is, from best to worst:
1 - Solitaire
2 - Melina
3 - Holly (I got used to her eventually)
4 - Octopussy
5 - Stacey
6 - Anya (Her acting is atrocious)
7 - Mary

1 - Avtak, 2 - Op, 3 - Ltk, 4 - Lald, 5 - Fyeo, 6 - Ohmss, 7 - Sf, 8 - Dn, 9 - Ge, 10 - Daf, 11 - Tmwtgg, 12 - Tswlm, 13 - Mr, 14 - Tld, 15 - Yolt, 16 - Sp, 17 - Gf, 18 - Frwl, 19 - Dad, 20 - Qos, 21 - Tnd, 22 - Twine, 23 - Tb, 24 - Cr

1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby

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1. Solitaire
2. Octopussy
3. Melina
4. Anya
5. Stacey
6. Mary
7. Holly

....and the best he ever managed was a sermon on the mount.

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The only ones I like were octopussy and solitaire. Stacey reminded me of Vicki Vale in Batman, yeah she's sometimes helpful, but ends up having to get rescued. It's strange because I have no problem with Vale in Batman, but Stacey is just....eh.

1.LTK  2.AVTAK  3.OP  4.FYEO  5.TND  6.LALD  7.GE  8.GF  9.TSWLM  10.SPECTRE  11.SF  12.MR 13.YOLT  14.TLD  15.CR (06)  16.TMWTGG  17.TB  18.FRWL  19.TWINE  20.OHMSS  21.DAF  22.DAD  23.QoS  24.NSNA  25.DN  26.CR (67)

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1. Carole Bouquet as Melina Havelock.
I think I feel in love with her when I watched this film as a kid. By far the most prettiest Bond Girl ever.  ajb007/heart  ajb007/heart Her storyline was great and her acting was good but face it. There's only one reason why she is up here.

2. Jane Seymour as Solitare.
Innocent, Young and very unique as a Bond Girl. The producers had made a terriffic choice in casting her.

3. Barbara Bach as Anya Amasova.
Acting was pretty bad but she was the first of the Bond's equal thing that every Bond girl from now on loves to sprout out. She was also pretty memorable.

4. Lois Chiles as Dr Holly Goodhead.
Entertaining and worked well with Bond.

5. Maud Adams as Octopussy.
She was a good character, though Maud never really spun my wheels. I wish we saw her more often in the film. The film is named after her for crying out loud.

6. Britt Ekland as Mary Goodnight.
Really irritating as a Bimbo but it was a good idea having her spend most of the last act in a bikini.

7. Tanya Roberts as Stacey Sutton.
Okay now the age-gap is starting to REALLY show. Sutton screams way too much and looks like she is Bond's caregiver from the retirement home.

“The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
-Casino Royale, Ian Fleming

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1.  Anya
2.  Solitaire
3.  Melina
4.  Octopussy
5.  Mary
6.  Holly
7.  Stacy

Last edited by Gassy Man (9th Jan 2015 00:04)

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1. Carole Bouquet as Melina Havelock.

Very beautiful, enigmatic, and tough. Her storyline is intriguing and although her acting style is a bit deadpan, I think Bouquet does a solid job. I think it helps that she appears in my favorite Roger Moore Bond movie.

2. Maud Adams as Octopussy.

An intelligent, mature, independent woman, she is more age-appropriate for 007 than most Bond Girls, and the gorgeous Adams handles the role quite well.

3. Jane Seymour as Solitare.

One of the prettiest of Moore's Bond Girls and Seymour does an admirable job of conveying Solitare's fear and vulnerablity.

4. Barbara Bach as Anya Amasova.

Nice to look at, but I don't think much of her acting. She's helped by the fact that her character plays a more interesting part in the overall plot of the movie than the typical Bond Girl.

5. Lois Chiles as Dr Holly Goodhead.

Blandly pretty and the acting by Chiles is pretty bland too. But at least she's portraying a doctor and Chiles successfully depicts her as a reasonably intelligent woman.

6. Britt Ekland as Mary Goodnight.

Speaking of "reasonably intelligent", poor Britt Ekland is stuck with a character who is just the opposite. I don't blame Ekland because I believe that's what the filmmakers wanted, but it's annoying nevertheless.

7. Tanya Roberts as Stacey Sutton.

Very attractive woman portraying the most irritating Bond Girl of them all. I think that's due to a combination of the script and the acting by Roberts, but at any rate she ranks dead last for me.

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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Soiltare - the rest don't matter  ajb007/biggrin

This might be more interesting with Connerys birds ajb007/smile  Thunderball gets me rather excited!

PS - I was going purely on looks not acting  ajb007/biggrin

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welshboy78 wrote:

Soiltare - the rest don't matter  ajb007/biggrin

This might be more interesting with Connerys birds ajb007/smile

Definitely. Moore obviously wasn't very good when it came to his Bond girls.

1.LTK  2.AVTAK  3.OP  4.FYEO  5.TND  6.LALD  7.GE  8.GF  9.TSWLM  10.SPECTRE  11.SF  12.MR 13.YOLT  14.TLD  15.CR (06)  16.TMWTGG  17.TB  18.FRWL  19.TWINE  20.OHMSS  21.DAF  22.DAD  23.QoS  24.NSNA  25.DN  26.CR (67)

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MilleniumForce wrote:
welshboy78 wrote:

Soiltare - the rest don't matter  ajb007/biggrin

This might be more interesting with Connerys birds ajb007/smile

Definitely. Moore obviously wasn't very good when it came to his Bond girls.

I might be mistaken, but I don't think Moore was able to pick his Bond Girls (nor was any other Bond actor as far as I know). ajb007/bond

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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Blackleiter wrote:

1. Carole Bouquet as Melina Havelock.

Very beautiful, enigmatic, and tough. Her storyline is intriguing and although her acting style is a bit deadpan, I think Bouquet does a solid job. I think it helps that she appears in my favorite Roger Moore Bond movie.

2. Maud Adams as Octopussy.

An intelligent, mature, independent woman, she is more age-appropriate for 007 than most Bond Girls, and the gorgeous Adams handles the role quite well.

3. Jane Seymour as Solitare.

One of the prettiest of Moore's Bond Girls and Seymour does an admirable job of conveying Solitare's fear and vulnerablity.

4. Barbara Bach as Anya Amasova.

Nice to look at, but I don't think much of her acting. She's helped by the fact that her character plays a more interesting part in the overall plot of the movie than the typical Bond Girl.

5. Lois Chiles as Dr Holly Goodhead.

Blandly pretty and the acting by Chiles is pretty bland too. But at least she's portraying a doctor and Chiles successfully depicts her as a reasonably intelligent woman.

6. Britt Ekland as Mary Goodnight.

Speaking of "reasonably intelligent", poor Britt Ekland is stuck with a character who is just the opposite. I don't blame Ekland because I believe that's what the filmmakers wanted, but it's annoying nevertheless.

7. Tanya Roberts as Stacey Sutton.

Very attractive woman portraying the most irritating Bond Girl of them all. I think that's due to a combination of the script and the acting by Roberts, but at any rate she ranks dead last for me.

Prob agree with that list except swap Solitare with Melina!   Agree Midnights character indeed written as a daft blonde for Moore to fool with

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1. Anya Amasova - Seeming as TSWLM is my favourite of Moore's Bond films, Anya is my favourite of Moore's Bond girls.
2. Melina Havelock - She was extremely feisty. I liked that. I liked it a lot.
3. Holly Goodhead - Intelligent, interesting and fairly memorable.
4. Solitare - The character was OK... Shame about the rest of the film.
5. Octopussy - Eh... She didn't do much for me. The film was good though.
6. Mary Goodnight - She was OK. A bit forgettable though.
7. Stacey Sutton - Annoying. Annoying. Annoying.

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Favourite Bond films: QUANTUM OF SOLACE, SKYFALL and THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS

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Quite difficult the top spot, so they are interchangeable.

1.- Anya Amasova
2.- Melina Havelock
3.- Solitaire
4.- Octopussy
5.-Holly Goodhead
6.- Stacey Sutton
7.- Mary Goodnight.

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1 - Solitaire
2 - Melina
3 - Holly
4 - Octopussy
5 - Stacey
6 - Anya
7 - Mary (I hate to put her so low- she looked so fab)

Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
#1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.DN 5.GF/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT