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It's never too early to start speculating on who will join the hallowed ranks of Bond Girl fame, and a report from Yahoo UK
suggests Penelope Cruz
will be the next gorgeous woman to spar and/or sleep with Daniel Craig
in the follow up to Skyfall
Admittedly, with Sam Mendes set to stage version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
before he gets back behind the camera and an in-progress script, we're still a few years from Bond 24
. Which means whether or not Cruz makes it into the Bond Girl pantheon is still a 50/50 shot at best.
If Cruz does land the female lead in the next installment of the franchise, she'll be bucking a lot of Bond Girl trends
. She'll be the oldest Bond Girl at 40-something, will be one of the biggest names to be a Bond Girl, and will be the first Bond Girl from Spain. So what do you think: Is Penelope Cruz Bond Girl material?Also on Zimbio
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after 23 films filled with lovely ladies, what makes the ideal Bond Girl? We ran the numbers, sampling more than 40 Bond Girls (at least one from every film), and this is what we found.