Ian Fleming’s James Bond is one of the most successful franchises in history. There are a wide array of novels based on 007 with various authors taking over the task after Fleming’s death. On the silver screen, 24 official films have been made since 1962 and the character has been portrayed by seven different actors.
The British MI6 agent has become a worldwide phenomenon with dedicated fans filling up theaters no matter how bad the reviews get. In that long history, there have been countless memorable moments, but we will cover 12 of the little-known facts about James Bond.
12. Cat Fight
11. Shaken And Not Stirred
The Vesper Martini, James Bond’s signature drink, was featured in Ian Fleming’s first novel, Casino Royale. The phrase “shaken and not stirred” first appeared in the novel Diamonds Are Forever in 1956. It can be argued that Bond is somewhat of an alcoholic because he can be seen with a drink once every 11 minutes.
10. Femmes Fatales
James Bond has always been known as a habitual flirt and womanizer. It’s part of his bag, baby. Over the years, 007 has slept with nearly 52 women, including villains and damsels in distress alike. Of those women, 32 have tried to take his life. Talk about the odds not being in his favor.
9. Reaching The Heights
In the novels, James Bond is described as being 183 centimeters (exactly 6 ft.) tall. Roger Moore was 6’1″ while Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Dalton, and George Lazenby reached 6’2″. David Niven had the most accurate height while Daniel Craig comes in as the shortest Bond at 5’10”.