by Jake McMillan
“That’s quite a nice little nothing you’re almost wearing. I approve.”
“I don’t dress for the hired help. Let’s see your passport, Franks“.
From the moment we meet Tiffany Case in 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever, we know exactly what kind of lady she is. Played superbly by Jill St John, we recognise immediately that Tiffany Case is a sexy and beautiful lady who is a tough woman that doesn’t take any crap. She’s seen and done it all before, not easily charmed or won over.
Tiffany Case is a great Bond Girl who narrowly missed out in making my Definitive Top 10 Bond Girls. She scored well in each of the three categories (Character, Hotness & Impact) but other Bond Girls scored a little higher for Hotness and Impact, e.g. Naomi & Elektra King.
James Bond: Weren’t you a blonde when I came in?
Tiffany Case: Could be.
James Bond: I tend to notice little things like that – whether a girl is a blonde or a brunette.
Tiffany Case: Which do you prefer?
James Bond: Well, as long as the collar and cuffs match…
Tiffany is a lady who can think on her feet and very easily adapts to new situations, creating allegiances with those who will help benefit her own needs. This is very similar to James Bond and their initial mistrust of each other grows quickly into a mutual and genuine closeness and caring for the other.