James Bond's pants should come with a warning label: if you unzip them, there's a strong chance you'll be violently murdered within the next ten minutes (of screen time, at least). While Bond girls are known for being beautiful, malleable, and often working for the other side, they also have another common characteristic, death-by-sex. They're frequently killed shortly after shagging 007, often as a direct result of said shag. Bond outlives them all, and continues to freely spread his seed without giving much thought to the women he's condemning. What strange puritanical morality in swinging '60s movies.
Women 007 condemned are hardly helpless. Many are dangerous spies who seem destined to outlive Bond, given his habit of living life on the edge. Yet, thanks to sexist Bond tropes, these wily women invariably meet a gruesome end. Talk about coded messages in film.
For Bond experts out there keeping track, Elektra King (Sophie Marceau) of The World Is Not Enough and Miranda Frost (Rosamund Pike) of Die Another Day both sleep with 007 and die, but are not on this list. Why? Because they're villains who aren't killed until the end, and therefore don't fit the trope. May Day, who does appear here, is most definitely a henchwoman, not a villain.
So let's pour one out for the following ladies who had so much to offer yet fell victim to brutal, untimely deaths.
Bond: Sean "OG" Connery
Cause of Death: Skin Asphyxation
The Deets: Jill Masterson (Shirley Eaton) was hired by archvillain Auric Goldfinger to sit on his hotel room balcony and spy on his opponent's hands while he played cards on the pool deck below. When a suspicious James Bond investigates, he finds beautiful Jill in Goldfinger's suite and promptly bangs her.
Jill has just enough screen time to prance around the bed in Bond's over-sized shirt (a classic Bond-girl pastime) before Goldfinger's henchman Oddjob kills her by painting her entire body gold. She therefore dies of "skin asphyxiation," which, to save you the Googling time, is not real a thing.
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Film: The Man With The Golden Gun
Bond: Roger Moore, AKA Saucy Minx
Cause of Death: Shot in chest
The Deets: Miss Anders (Maud Adams) enlists Bond's help in killing her scary-ass boyfriend, Scaramanga, the titular man with the golden gun. Bond agrees so long as Anders brings him the Solex Agitator, a device that can harness solar energy. They seal the deal by sleeping together, notably while 007's other love interest (Britt Ekland) is forced to hide in the closet and listen.
Later on, Bond meets Anders at a boxing match to retrieve the Solex. Only after trying to make conversation with her for five minutes does he realize Anders has been shot through the chest and he's talking to a corpse. Good one, Jimmy.see more on Andrea Anders
Film: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Bond: George "One Shot" Lazenby
Cause of Death: Shot in the head
The Deets: James Bond once got hitched and, surprise surprise, it didn't end well. Tracy di Vincenzo (Diana Rigg, of The Avengers fame) is the daughter of crime boss Marc-Ange Draco. Draco has trouble handling with his wild, unruly daughter, so he decides the best way to get her to settle down into a nice quiet life is have her marry known spy and philanderer 007. Bond agrees to date her under the condition Draco give him information on longtime enemy Ernst Blofeld.
Of course, James and Tracy fall in love for reals and Bond asks her to marry him after a particularly cozy evening in a barn. They get about one minute of post-wedding bliss before Blofeld and friends kill the bride in a drive-by shooting.see more on Teresa di Vicenzo
Bond: Sean Connery
Cause of Death: Shot in the back
The Deets: Okay, Fiona Yolpe (Luciana Paluzzi) wasn't so innocent. She's part of bad guy squad SPECTRE and wants Bond dead. So, she sneaks into his hotel room bathtub to surprise him, takes a joy ride on the Scottish thunderstick, then has her men capture 007. (Why having sex with him was necessary to the plan is unclear.)
Of course, Bond escapes, and Fiona chases him through a crowded outdoor dance club. As the two dance (as one does after catching someone as fetching as Sean Connery on the dance floor, even if you're trying to kill him), one of her men attempts to shoot James but alas, he spins his former lover into the bullet, killing her instead.