Bond girl: Verity

Bond girl: Verity

February 28, 2015 0 By 007 Travelers
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Bond girl: Verity
007 Film: Die Another Day (2002)

Actress: Madonna

Bond connection: Verity is fencing instructor to Miranda Frost and Gustav Graves at the Blades Fencing Club.

Bond returns to London and visits a fencing club which he frequents with his publicist, Miranda Frost. Upon entering the club Bond meets Verity who is waiting to give him his fencing lesson.

After crossing blades and exchanging double entendres, the instructor asks Bond to help her tie her corset, as it has come undone. As Bond obliges, Verity draws Bond’s attention to the ‘finest blade in the club’, her protégé Miranda Frost. She proudly notes that Frost took the gold medal for fencing at the Sydney Olympics. Bond interjects that she won the award by default, prompting the instructor to retort that she deserved her medal, as her opponent had overdosed on steroids.

She also explains that the only reason for Graves’ presence at the club is that he plays for cash; winning so much that other members refuse to fight him. She proceeds to introduce Bond to Frost and Graves, where he challenges Bond to a wager: a duel at £1000 a point. When Graves asks if Verity would like to bet on the proceedings, she politely refuses and walks away.