007 Hot to Score With Dark-Haired Yanks

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 7, 2009 8:47 AM CDT
"Holly Goodhead" in "Moonraker" personifies James Bind's ideal bed partner, according to a survey of 007 films by a team or academician.   (©Nick Slide)
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(Newser) – Leave it to professors to nail down exactly what type of woman James Bond wants in bed. A team of pop culture researchers have pored over the mythical MI-5 spy's list of 195 female contacts in the first 20 Bond movies to determine the sex partner he most prefers: women with long, dark hair, American accents—and a weapon. The younger, slimmer and prettier, the better, of course. The average age for Bond sex partners is 26, reports the Telegraph.

He tends not to be attracted to women who wear glasses. Three-quarters of all the women in the films were white, 8% Asian, and 7% black, with a handful of Arab and American Indian women. One in five female characters were killed by the end of the movie, including many who had sex with 007. "The ultimate penalty for a woman in a Bond film—death—seems to accrue from promiscuity and daring to threaten the ultimate iconic masculine hero," concluded the researchers' report.