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(Reuters) - The new James Bond film "Quantum of Solace," which had broken box office records in Britain, opens in the United States Friday.
Ever since "Dr. No," the first Bond movie 46 years ago, the role of Bond women, referred to as "Bond girls," has been the subject of often heated debate.
Here are some of the "Bond girls," starting with Ursula Andress, who famously emerged from the sea wearing a bikini in "Dr No."
HONEY RYDER - played by Ursula Andress.
FILM: Dr.No (1962)
PUSSY GALORE - played by Honor Blackman
FILM: Goldfinger (1964)
DOMINO DERVAL - Played by Claudine Auger
FILM: Thunderball (1965)
TRACY BOND nee Vincenzo - Played by Diana Rigg
FILM: On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
TIFFANY CASE - Played by Jill St. John
FILM: Diamonds are Forever (1971)
MARY GOODNIGHT - Played by Britt Ekland
FILM: The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
ANYA AMASOVA - Played by Barbara Bach
FILM: The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
OCTOPUSSY - Played by Maud Adams FILM: Octopussy (1983)
PAM BOUVIER - Played by Carey Lowell
FILM: License To Kill (1989)
NATALYA SIMONOVA - Played by Izabella Scorupco
FILM: GoldenEye (1995)
WAI LIN - Played by Michelle Yeoh
FILM: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
ELEKTRA KING: Played by Sophie Marceau
FILM: World is not Enough (1999)
JINX - Played by Halle Berry
FILM: Die Another Day (2002)
VESPER LYND - Played by Eva Green
FILM: Casino Royale (2006)
CAMILLE - Played by Olga Kurylenko
FILM: Quantum of Solace (2008)