Carey Lowell has to
be the best-ever Bond girl based on content of
character...and her great, good looks help make the cut, too!
"Licence to Kill" (called "License to Kill" in the U.S.A.) was the
second James Bond film to star Timothy Dalton as the suave secret
agent. This is an incredible action movie and an important
landmark in the history of the Bond character. But enough of
that. This is Carey's corner.
The Pam Bouvier character can fight and all the time
maintains her femininity. Most Bond girls are bimbos (if they're
on Bond's side) or absolute "b-words" (if they work for the enemy), but
Pam Bouvier is neither. She's a heroine, no doubt about it, and
has a charming personality. She comes off a little smug when she
first meets Bond, but warms up to him and becomes a likeable
woman. Pam Bouvier has a lot of expression and acts just like a
real woman might in such a situation. On a side note, she looks
just as great with long hair as she does with short hair later on in
the film. It's highly unusual when women with short hair look
good in films, but Carey Lowell is pretty enough to get away with it.
Pam Bouvier was such a good character played by such a
remarkable actress that it's a shame she never appeared in another Bond
movie, but such is the nature of a Bond film: a different Bond
girl in every entry.