It’s all film buffs can talk about at the moment as the highly-anticipated No Time To Die was finally released in the UK last week.
But while actresses Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, both 33, and Léa Seydoux, 36, may take centre stage in the James Bond movie, Tatler has named the real Bond girls who have been associated with the franchise for their whole lives.
Great nieces of writer Ian Fleming include the glamorous twins and queens of the London social scene Hum and Chloe Fleming, as well as Rose Grimond, 41, who owns a multi-award-winning cheese business.
Here, FEMAIL reveals the real-life Bond girls…
While James Bond is known for its glittering array of celebrity fans, which include royals like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, there are also real Bond girls whose families are integral to the franchise (pictured, Hum Fleming)
Related to writer Ian Fleming, and the previous 007 actors such as Sean Connery and Roger Moore, the ladies have all inherited the style, glamour and talent as their dazzling ancestors (pictured left, Saskia Connery and right, Ambra Moore)
Isabella Sophie Smith
Isabella Sophie Smith, 23, is Pierce Brosnan’s eldest grandchild and the daughter of his late adopted daughter Charlotte
Isabella Sophie Smith, 23, is Pierce Brosnan’s eldest grandchild and the daughter of his late adopted daughter Charlotte.
Pierce became Charlotte’s adoptive father when he married first wife Cassandra in 1980.
Cassandra had two children, Charlotte and Christopher, now 46, from a previous marriage to Dermot Harris, who died in 1986.
Charlotte passed away at the age of just 42 on June 28, 2013 after a battle with ovarian cancer, the same disease that claimed the life of her mother Cassandra Harris – Pierce’s first wife – in 1991 when she was 43.
Speaking of Charlotte and Cassandra’s deaths in 2014 at the Stand Up To Cancer telethon, he revealed: ‘To watch someone you love have his or her life eaten away bit by bit by this insidious disease, that kind of sorrow becomes an indelible part of your psyche.
Tragic: Charlotte passed away at the age of just 42 on June 28, 2013 after a battle with ovarian cancer (Pierce and Charlotte pictured together in 2006)
Since Charlotte’s death, Isabella has stayed out of the public eye (pictured with Pierce in 2003 at the age of four)
‘I held the generous, strong, beautiful hand of my first wife Cassie as ovarian cancer took her life much too soon.’
‘And just last year (2013), I held the hand of my funny, wonderful daughter Charlotte before she too died from this wretched, inherited disease.’
Since Charlotte’s death, Isabella has stayed out of the public eye.
However she appears to be living in London, and is the double of her mother, Charlotte.
Hum Fleming is the great-niece of James Bond’s creator Ian Fleming, while her father runs the Fleming & Partners bank, and she counts the likes of Lady Kitty Spencer and fashion darling Millie Mackintosh among her closest friends.
The 31-year-old boasts a jet-setter lifestyle – spending lockdown on the west coast of Scotland, riding across the white beaches in Indonesia and enjoying an infinity pool in Ibiza.
But it’s not just all about travelling around the world for the fashion and lifestyle PR adviser, as she’s been open about the realities of epilepsy on social media.
In August 2019, Ian Fleming’s great niece Hum shared photographs of her blood-stained pillows and blistered tongue after suffering an epileptic fit in the night.
Hum Fleming is the great-niece of James Bond’s creator Ian Fleming, while her father runs the Fleming & Partners bank
The 31-year-old boasts a jet-setter lifestyle – spending lockdown on the west coast of Scotland, riding across the white beaches in Indonesia and enjoying an infinity pool in Ibiza
She counts the likes of Lady Kitty Spencer and fashion darling Millie Mackintosh among her closest friends (pictured with Jemima Cadbury)
Hum often shares snaps of her adventurous life on Instagram, attending festivals with friends and her twin sister Chloe (left) and races (right)
She is also an ambassador for Young Epilepsy, which is a UK charity working exclusively on behalf of children and young people with the condition.
Hum experienced her first epileptic fit when she was 13 and watching television at home in Oxfordshire.
She explained how she felt as if she was having an ‘out-of-body experience’ and that ‘everything went out of focus.’
Ever since then she has only been able to remember six months back into the past, but all her memories from before the fit at 13 are clear.
Hum was diagnosed at the age of 15 after two years of tests. By that stage, she was having around three episodes a week. Initially, they were thought to stem from blood pressure, heart issues or panic attacks.
She told the Daily Mail: ‘We’d reached the point where the words “brain tumour” were being bandied around, which was pretty terrifying.
‘Oddly, it was such a relief to have the label of epilepsy rather than endlessly trying to explain I wasn’t just some hysterical girl.’
Chloe is the equally glamorous twin of Hum. Though they are not identical, the sisters are extremely close (pictured left, with Tatiana Mountbatten)
Chloe is the equally glamorous twin of Hum. Though they are not identical, the sisters are extremely close.
As children they would trick gullible adults into believing they were telepathic by always answering ‘44’ when asked to think of a number.
The 31-year-old makes colourful headwear for her brand Good Head, which have been worn at society weddings, hen parties and festivals, according to Tatler.
She enjoys a glamorous time, delighting her Instagram fans with plenty of snaps of her lifestyle – which includes dancing at Wilderness Festival or at Lady Jemima Herbert’s wedding.
Her family seat is Sarsgrove, her father’s Oxfordshire estate.
Rose Grimond, 41, comes from a family of glittering celebrities and public figures – as well as being the great-niece of Ian Fleming
Rose Grimond, 41, comes from a family of glittering celebrities and public figures – as well as being the great-niece of Ian Fleming, she is also the cousin of Helena Bonham Carter and granddaughter of former Liberal Party leader Baron Grimond.
She followed in her great uncle’s footsteps when she graduated with a degree in English Literature from Balliol College Oxford, before going on to study drama at The Atlantic Theatre Company in New York.
She went on to work for The Economist and for Make Justice Work, a campaign dedicated to getting ex-offenders into employment and abolishing short-term prison sentences.
The 41-year-old has since gone on to launch a series of successful businesses.
As well as being the great-niece of Ian Fleming, she is also the cousin of Helena Bonham Carter and granddaughter of former Liberal Party leader Baron Grimond
In 2006, she founded Orkney Rose for which she won Best Ethical Business at the Red Women’s Awards in 2008.
Having moved from London to Oxfordshire and started a family, she established her multi-award-winning cheese business, Nettlebed Creamery, in 2015.
The brand, which counts celebrity fans including Mary Berry and India Hicks, produces organic artisan dairy products.
When she isn’t working on her sprawling farm in Oxfordshire, she can be seen walking the red carpet at James Bond premieres.
Earlier this week, she cut an elegant figure as she arrived at the No Time to Die premiere wearing a Nettlebed Creamery badge.
Saskia, 24, who is the granddaughter of Sean Connery, the original James Bond , normally splits her time between the US and the Bahamas (pictured together)
Saskia is a fashion entrepreneur and influencer with over 12,000 followers on Instagram and regularly shares snaps of her adventures across every corner of the globe, from Paris to London
Saskia, 24, who is the granddaughter of Sean Connery, the original James Bond, normally splits her time between the US and the Bahamas.
Her handsome partner, Philip, 32, is heir to the wealthy Austro-American Muhr banking and bottled water dynasty.
Saskia is a fashion entrepreneur and influencer with over 12,000 followers on Instagram.
She regularly shares snaps of her adventures across every corner of the globe, from Paris to London.
The granddaughter of the former 007 star attended school in the States before going to college in Paris, where she graduated in 2017.
As well as enjoying poetry, photography, spearfishing and tennis, the socialite also spends time volunteering at a Bahamian school for underprivileged children on the island.
On her LinkedIn page, she describes herself as having a ‘unique passion and energy’ which she brings to ‘everything she does.’
She wrote: ‘Having lived in The Bahamas, London, New York and Paris, and having traveled extensively elsewhere, I easily connect, am familiar and sensitive with people of all ages, cultures, religions and nationalities.
‘I am a fast learner and very intuitive especially when it comes to fashion creativity, marketing or public relations.
Earlier this summer, Saskia announced her engagement to her beau Philip and his family are also among the wealthiest water sellers in the world, as they make the Austrian spring water ‘Hallstein Artesian Water’, which they sell all over the world (left, and right)
‘I am full of innovative ideas and love to learn and capture the most I can from opportunities and work with others.’
Saskia recently revealed she was making a swimwear line after feeling frustrated about the lack of options in the market.
Meanwhile her beau Philip and his family are also among the wealthiest water sellers in the world, as they make the Austrian spring water ‘Hallstein Artesian Water’, which they sell all over the world.
One litre of the elixir costs around 5.50 EUR (£4.94) but it is only sold as an annual subscription with bottles that contain about 19 litres of the liquid, and priced at 100 EUR (£88.91) per bottle, with the minimum order possible being 12 bottles.
The name’s Moore, Ambra Moore – and Sir Roger’s 22-year-old granddaughter is following in her famous relative’s footsteps by taking up a career as an actor
The name’s Moore, Ambra Moore – and Sir Roger’s 22-year-old granddaughter is following in her famous relative’s footsteps by taking up a career as an actor.
The daughter of Geoffrey Moore – Roger’s actor, producer and restaurateur son from his third marriage to Italian actress Luisa Mattioli – Ambra was very close to her 007 grandad while she was growing up in Gstaad, Switzerland.
She previously revealed that some of her very earliest performances were for Sir Roger’s eyes only.
‘When I think of him it’s an amalgamation of a lot of different memories,’ she told Daily Mail. ‘My sister Mia and I had a tradition of watching classic English comedies with him. We’d have breakfast in bed with him and watch The Vicar Of Dibley and Fawlty Towers.
It was Ambra’s grandfather Sir Roger who helped her develop as an actress, coming to watch her in school plays and offering feedback on her impromptu performances (pictured together)
Indeed it was Sir Roger who helped her develop as an actress, coming to watch her in school plays and offering feedback on her impromptu performances.
The acting gene would appear to be hereditary too, and it’s clear when she first appears on screen in the new movie Nemesis that Ambra has a touch of that old Roger Moore charisma.
Ambra has worked behind the camera too. A few years ago she was a co-producer with her father on the warmly received satirical documentary And The Winner Isn’t.
Daniel Craig made a rare public appearance with his daughter Ella Loudon at the No Time To Die premiere and after party
Daniel Craig’s glamorous daughter Ella Loudon made a rare public appearance with her father when also attending the No Time To Die premiere and after party.
While the James Bond actor may be one of the most famous men in the world, Ella, 29, stays largely out of the limelight.
Daniel, 53, shares Ella with ex-wife Fiona Loudon, who he divorced in 1994 after just two years of marriage.
Glamorous Ella is following in her father’s footsteps and has spent time carving out a career, appearing in stage productions for Shakespeare & Company and several short films.
She looked effortlessly chic in a shiny black suit and cream silk shirt as she left the party earlier this week after previously posing with her famous father on the red carpet.
Unlike the offspring of other wealthy actors, Ella is unlikely to receive a large inheritance once her father dies, with Craig previously saying he would rather ‘get rid’ of all his money than give it to his children because he finds the concept of inheritance ‘quite distasteful’.
While the James Bond actor may be one of the most famous men in the world, Ella, 29, stays largely out of the limelight
Ella was raised out of the spotlight. She spent her early childhood years in London before moving to a boarding school in Massachusetts at the age of 17.
After graduating, Ella enrolled at NYU to study acting – the first significant indication that she intended to follow her parents into showbiz.
However her time at the university, whose alumni include Lady Gaga, Alec Baldwin and Kristen Bell, was short-lived and she dropped out after a year.
The actress has admitted in a previous interview how she suffered from depression, explaining how ‘her head wasn’t in the right place at the time’.
Ella, who is also an artist, now lives between New York and LA, and has starred in a number of theatre productions.
She has shared a number of backstage shots from recent theatre productions with Shakespeare & Company, including Cymbeline. The actress also starred on stage in a production of Macbeth with the company in Massachusetts.
Ella, who is also an artist, now lives between New York and LA, and has starred in a number of theatre productions
The 29-year-old blonde often posts sultry snaps on her Instagram account (pictured)
Meanwhile she has also appeared in a series of short films, including Trauma is a Time Machine in 2018 and Maneater in 2017. She is set to star in a new film Short Term, which is due to be released next year.
Ella regularly shares glamorous snaps on her Instagram account, along with candid pictures of her with her family – including one post in which she describes herself as her father’s ‘little nightmare’.
Ella, who is extremely photogenic, often gives fans an insight into her enviable lifestyle on Instagram.
Yet Ella won’t inherit any of Daniel’s fortune. The actor, who is worth an estimated £116 million, recently told Candis magazine: ‘Isn’t there an old adage that if you die a rich person, you’ve failed?’
He continued: ‘I think Andrew Carnegie [the Scottish-born US industrialist] gave away what in today’s money would be about $11 billion, which shows how rich he was because I’ll bet he kept some of it too.
‘But I don’t want to leave great sums to the next generation. I think inheritance is quite distasteful. My philosophy is: get rid of it or give it away before you go.’
Meet the real-life Bond girls – including Ian Fleming’s glamorous great-nieces