Number 5 on my list of "The 10 Hottest Bond Girls" comes from the Sean Connery era. The movie was the seventh installment in the James Bond series, and the sixth to star Sean Connery as Bond. She was also the first American actress to paly a Bond girl. Number 5 on my list is:
Jill St. John as Tiffany Case in "Diamonds Are Forever."
In the film it is stated that she was named after her (accidental) birthplace, Tiffany & Co., where her parents were going through a choice of wedding bands, to which Bond dryly jokes that she was lucky that it hadn't happened at Van Cleef & Arpels.
Tiffany, often wise-cracking, is also somewhat ditzy, slightly naive, and more money-grubbing. While she starts out as a diamond smuggler, she unwittingly begins working for Bond's arch nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld and his terrorist organization, SPECTRE.
Bond arranges a partnership with her in disguise, but this time it is to investigate her role in Blofeld's latest criminal scheme. She initially believes that he is "Peter Franks" and together, they are going to make millions. However, she gets caught up in much more than she bargained for when the real Peter Franks arrives on her doorstep. From the moment she and Bond find Plenty O'Toole soaking in Tiffany's swimming pool, drowned mistakenly instead of her, Tiffany helps Bond follow the path of the smuggled diamonds until the trail leads to Blofeld.
By the end of the film, Tiffany has helped Bond defeat Blofeld, and the two go on a romantic cruise together. They are briefly interrupted by an assassination attempt by Blofeld's henchmen, Mr. Wint & Mr. Kidd, but Bond foils it, and the two sail off into the sunset.
The thing that strikes me about Tiffany is the constant revealing of her body in those bikinis. WOW...Jill St. John had a HOT BODY. Add that to the fact that she has an IQ of 162. A little know fact is that she began studies at UCLA at the age of 14, leaving after two years when she signed with Universal Pictures. She has a body and beauty with brains to match.
She can help me steal diamonds any day.
[Tiffany Case opens the door almost nude]
James Bond: That's quite a nice little nothing you're almost wearing. I approve.
Tiffany Case: I don't dress for the hired help. Let's see your passport, Franks.
[Bond gives her his passport. She looks it over]
Tiffany Case: Occupation: Transport Consultant? It's a little cute isn't it? I'll finish dressing.
James Bond: Oh, please don't, not on my account.