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The 'Bond' Girl Curse

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Carey Lowell - Bond Girl: Pam Bouvier ('License to Kill,' 1989)

Playing opposite Timothy Dalton in the 16th installment of the 007 series, Carey Lowell took on the part of Pam Bouvier, a former military pilot with CIA connection who tries to help 007 get even with a coldblooded drug lord. "She's more competitive and confrontational," the model-turned-actress told The Milwaukee Journal of her coveted Bond girl role. "That had to be a change in order for the Bond films to continue because I think they might have been losing audience. It's still a cliché, but it's an updated cliché." Lowell, who is married to Richard Gere and who has since gone on to star on two successful Law & Order series knew she needed to break away from the stereotype associated with 007's femme fatales. One of Lowell's first roles following Bond was as Tom Hanks' late wife in Sleepless in Seattle. (Photo: MGM)

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