Ian Fleming understood it perfectly. While the world will always remember him for his most famous creation, the suave and sophisticated James Bond, perhaps his more influential achievement was in creating Bond Girls, the villains and love interests that captivated audiences almost as much as 007 himself did. Why was that? Why were Pussy Galore, Tatiana Romanova, Solitaire and Vesper Lynde so intoxicating? In looking at what they all have in common, the answer becomes clear. All Bond's women, whether friend or foe, are strong, focused, intelligent, talented and objectively beautiful. But their beauty is almost secondary, something they don't do much to enhance (you don't often see a girly-girl Bond Girl fussing with nail polish or flashy jewelry). Think Ursula Andress emerging, Venus-like, out of the surf in Dr. No. As gorgeous as she was, this was not a woman to be messed with. We love that iconic image, of a strong and sensual woman comfortable in her own beauty and pursuing her own goals, and we think the stunning Ashley B. is the perfect choice to pay homage to that often overlooked icon of female beauty. Dare we say it...she leaves us shaken AND stirred.