Golden girls with a special Bond: Four of 007's leading ladies reunite for new exhibition
Fifty years after the first James Bond film, four of 007's leading ladies have been reunited at an exhibition at the National Motor Museum featuring 50 cars used in the movies.
Former Bond girls Eunice Gayson, Britt Ekland, Jenny Hanley and Madeleine Smith line up at the new exhibition at Beaulieu National Motor Museum
Here we profile the actresses:
Eunice Gayson, 80
Played Sylvia Trench opposite Sean Connery in Dr No in 1962 and From Russia With Love in 1963
Romance: Married twice, to scriptwriter Leigh Vance and then photographer Brian Jackson. Her daughter Kate appeared as an extra in Goldeneye, which starred Pierce Brosnan as Bond.
Career: She starred in Hammer Horror hit The Revenge Of Frankenstein before appearing in the first Bond movie. She went on to work on The Saint, Dangerman, The Adventurer and The Avengers.
As they were: Eunice Gayson (left) in Dr No in 1962 and Britt Ekland in The Man With The Golden Gun in 1974
Britt Ekland, 69
Starred as Mary Goodnight in The Man With The Golden Gun in 1974 with Roger Moore
Romance: After a tempestuous four-year marriage to Peter Sellers she had a romance with Rod Stewart and went on to marry Jim Phantom of the band Stray Cats, but that union also ended in divorce.
Career: A 1970s pin-up, she starred in cult hits Get Carter and The Wicker Man. More recently she has appeared in panto and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!. Has been open about having cosmetic surgery, saying it is part of the ageing process, but says she would not have Botox because it is not good for acting.
Screen sirens: Jenny Hanley (left) in On Her Majesty's Secret Service in 1969 and Madeline Smith in Live and let Die in 1973
Jenny Hanley, 64
Played the Irish girl in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service with George Lazenby in 1969
Romance: She was married for 17 years to pub owner Herbie Clark, with whom she has two sons, but they divorced in 1997. Now single.
Career: Father was actor Jimmy Hanley and her mother Railway Children star Dinah Sheridan. Best known for hosting Magpie, ITV’s answer to Blue Peter, in the 1970s. Went on to host Saturday Night At The Mill with Bob Langley but her TV career dwindled in the Eighties and Nineties. Since her divorce has presented shows for Saga Radio and BBC Radio Berkshire.
Madeline Smith, 62
Appeared in Live And Let Die with Roger Moore in 1973
Romance: Married to actor John Buck until his death from cancer in 1989.
Career: The model-turned-actress appeared in a succession of British hits including Up Pompeii, Carry On Matron, and Hammer Horrors. But she gave up working in the early 1980s to focus on her family life. She has one daughter.
(From L) Hon Ralph Montagu, Eunice Gayson, Britt Ekland, Jenny Hanley and Madeline Smith, pose for photographers at the opening of the Bond in Motion exhibition