7 'James Bond' girls scandals

On screen they played the desirable love interests of 007, but off screen many of the Bond girls got themselves into trouble. From struggles with the drugs to May-December romances, these are the biggest Bond girl scandals: 

1. Ursula Andress

** ARCHIV ** Die Schauspielerin  Ursula Andress, fotografiert am 3. Juni 1969 in Hollywood. Die bei Bern aufgewachsene Schweizerin Ursula Andress begeht am Sonntag, 19. Maerz 2006, ihren 70. Geburtstag. (AP Photo)


The Swiss-American actress is not only known for her work in "Dr. No." Andress also had a well known affair with French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo.

Her relationship with 28-years her junior Harry Hamlin with whom she had a son also made headlines.

2. Brit Ekland


Andress isn't the only "Bond" girl who made headlines for her extramarital affairs. 

In 1984, Britt Ekland married rocker Slim Jim Phantom who was nearly two decades her junior.

Before she met Phantom, Ekland was also married to British comedian Peter Sellers after dating for 11 days. He was 38 and she was 21. She claimed that the couple fought over Sellers' request that she have an abortion. When she refused to, Ekland said she returned to her home the next morning to find her gold Cartier watch was smashed. 

3. Michelle Yeoh

**FILE**Actress Michelle Yeoh poses during the photo call for the movie " Far North" at the 64th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007.  Yeoh will be awarded France's Legion of Honor in an Oct. 3 ceremony in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, French Foreign Ministry officials said Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007.(AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)


This "Bond" girl got into trouble with the law. The "Tomorrow Never Dies" actress was detained upon arriving in Rangoon, Burma in June 2011.

"She was deported...because she is on a blacklist," an unnamed official told Reuters.

The reason for her deportation was reportedly due to the actress' role as the freed democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a biopic.

4. Halle Berry

Actress Halle Berry poses during the 57th annual Prime Time Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles September 18, 2005. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni  MA - RTROLP5


In 2000, "Bond" girl Berry was the driver in a hit and run case in which she fled the scene. Many in the media complained that Berry got off too easy. She pleaded no contest and did community service and paid a fine and was placed on probation. 

The actress was also at the center of another scandal. Then-fiance Olivier Martinez and baby daddy Gabriel Aubry engaged in a physical altercation when Aubry went to drop off his daughter with Berry.

Aubry was hospitalized but the trio has since resolved their issues.

5. Carole Bouquet


Bouquet was one of many women accused of being involved with former French President Nicholas Sarkozy.

She also struggled with drug addiction in her early 20's when her father fell ill.

"Drugs helped me get up in the morning and look after him when he was terribly ill," she told the Independent.

6. Jill St. John



Jill St. John's list of husbands is a long one. She has been married 4 times, most recently to fellow actor Robert Wagner.

Her most controversial marriage happened when she was just 16. St. John and the 22-year-old linen heir Neil Dubin eloped. The marriage didn't last long, and St. John was already onto husband number two, two years later.

The actress has also been linked to Frank Sinatra, Sean Connery and baseball player Sandy Koufax.

7. Denise Richards

Actress Denise Richards, one of the stars of the new James Bond film " The World Is Not Enough", poses at the film's premiere November 8 in Los Angeles. In the film Pierce Brosnan portrays secret agent James Bond as he races to defuse an international power struggle with the world's oil supply hanging in the balance. Richards portrays a nuclear weapons expert in the film which opens November 12 in the United States.



When you're married to Charlie Sheen, scandal basically becomes your middle name.

But surprisingly, Richards' scandalous affair had nothing to do with her wild ex-husband.

The "Bond" actress allegedly had an affair with Richie Sambora when he was still married to Heather Locklear. Richards denies anything happened between the two until after the couple was divorced.