Six decades of screen sirens who bewitched James Bond with their beauty were brought together in Buckinghamshire on Thursday night.
Some of the early Bond girls such as Joanna Lumley joined present 007 star Naomie Harris at the Diamonds Are Forever Gala to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Duke Of Edinburgh Awards.
Hosted by comedian David Walliams, the VIP guests met the Prince Philip (the Duke Of Edinburgh) who was joined by his son Prince Edward and his wife Sophie.
Dame Judi Dench, Jane Seymour, Maryam D’Abo, Samantha Bond, Caterina Murino and Sir Roger Moore were also invited to the 007-themed fundraiser at Stoke Park – which has previously featured in Goldfinger and Tomorrow Never Dies.
Also in attendance was former Bond star Colin Salmon and the franchise’s producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson, as well as Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes.
Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna, 70, is one the earliest Bond girls, playing one of Blofeld’s Angels of Death alongside George Lazenby On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969.
Speaking about her favourite Bonds, she said: «Sir Roger was amazing. Pierce Brosnan was incredible as well. People are always asking me who’s going to be the next Bond but Barbara Broccoli is holding her cards very close to her chest.»
Mingling in the garden at the champagne reception, Joanna posed for photos with fellow Bond girl Jane, who played Solitaire alongside Sir Sean Connery in Live And Let Die in 1973.
Her former Bond Sir Roger was one of the big names at the bash and gave his opinion on who he would like to see in the role next.
Roger Moore explained: «Anybody who is athletic – Daniel Craig has made that so. He is still Bond.»
Representing the Eighties Bond films was Timothy Dalton’s The Living Daylights co-star Maryam d’Abo, who played Kara Milovy in the 1987 movie, while the Noughties was represented by Caterina, famous for Solange Dimitrios alongside Daniel Craig in his 007 debut Casino Royale in 2006.
Joining the actresses were not actual Bond girls, rather 007’s MI6 colleagues; Samantha and Naomie, the past and current incarnations of Moneypenny.
Downton star Samantha played Miss Moneypenny alongside Pierce Brosnan in four 007 films.
Meanwhile, Daniel Craig-era Naomie took on the role of Eve Moneypenny in Skyfall in 2012 and reprised her role in last year’s blockbuster Spectre.
The actress admitted she had no idea who was in the frame to replace Daniel once he officially stepped down from Bond: «I have no idea. I know nothing, exactly the same as everyone else. I love Daniel Craig, and really really hope he’s going to come back.»
Completing Bond’s female colleagues at the party was Dame Judi, who played M for seven movies, before she was killed off in Skyfall.
Speaking about the Duke Of Edinburgh’s work with young people, Dame Judi said: «It has galvanised a lot of young people into doing a lot of good things. My own nephew did the Duke of Edinburgh Awards – it gives people a focus, they realise there’s something I can do and it’s thrilling».