Continuing on my series on lessons you can learn from Bond Girls (which I dropped for a bit), I present my very favorite Bond Girl: Vesper Lynd. In theory this is the Bond Girl that really did start it all, the Bond Girl that broke Bond's heart. A large part of my affinity for this Bond girl is my love for the actress who plays her, Eva Green.
- It is OK to be Hot and Smart, "James Bond: About you, Miss Lynd? Well, your beauty's a problem. You worry you won't be taken seriously. Vesper Lynd: Which one can say of any attractive woman with half a brain. "
- Even smart girls fall for bad boys, and then try to reform them "Vesper Lynd: Beautiful. Now, having just met you, I wouldn't go as far as calling you a cold-hearted bastard... James Bond: No, of course not. Vesper Lynd: But it wouldn't be a stretch to imagine. You think of women as disposable pleasures, rather than meaningful pursuits. So as charming as you are, Mr. Bond, I will be keeping my eye on our government's money - and off your perfectly-formed arse."
- You are an icon when you've had a drink named after you: The Vesper: Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel served in a deep champaign goblet.
- Vesper has fabulous taste in Jewels, I really love her Algerian Love Knot.