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In honor of James Bond's birthday, let's rank the top 10 Bond Girl looks

Ahh, Bond Girls. The ladies of the 007 films have almost gone on to become bigger cultural icons than the agent himself. Starting with Honey Ryder's iconic entrance in 1962's Dr. No, each film has been stocked with Bond Girls, who may team up with Bond, sleep with him, try to kill him, or meet their own demise — usually because of him.

Plenty of criticism of the franchise has arisen, from the tacky double entendre names, like Pussy Galore and Holly Goodhead, to the fact that "James Bond is still a sexist dinosaur," according to The Washington Post. But we can't deny that these women have played crucial roles in what's come to be known as the Bond tropes. They represent four S's: style, sophistication, sexiness and strength.

Since nobody does style better than a Bond Girl, let's take a look at the top 10 looks of the franchise. Did your favorites make the list? 

1

Anya Amasova - 'The Spy Who Loved Me' (1977)

While the more iconic look of Agent XXX is her black gown, this jumpsuit's really where it's at. From the matching velvet boots to the quintessential 1970's neckline, you'd be a fool if you didn't put this in your personal Top 10.

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2

Sèvèrine - 'Skyfall' (2012)

The lavish black gown worn by Sèvèrine when she first meets Daniel Craig's Bond took costume designers over six months to make — and the effort was worth it. Paired with a blood red lip and nails and dramatic smoky eyes, it's no wonder this look ranks high.

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3

Helga Brandt - 'You Only Live Twice' (1967)

Though Ms. Brandt did meet an untimely demise, we can't deny that she had some real looks during her time with 007. The best is obviously this glitzy brown dress with what can only be called a shoulder cape. This glamorous henchwoman knew how to dress.

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4

Tatiana Romanova - 'From Russia With Love' (1963)

There's an art to wearing bgith colors like yellow and lime green, without looking ridiculous. Granted, this was much easier to pull off in the 1960s than it is now. Regardless, Ms. Romanova has the business professional look down pat.

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5

Madeleine Swann - 'Spectre' (2015)

Sometimes, less is more and Madeleine Swann proves it with this iconic silvery green gown. All she needs is a red lip and small earrings to complement it. The slinky piece doesn't reveal much skin with it's long hem and high neckline, but the dramatic back does the trick.

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6

Tracy di Vicenzo - 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' (1979)

If you're going to wear a fur coat, you need to really dive in and make the it the entire outfit. The bigger and fluffier the better. An honorable mention also goes to her all white jumpsuit/shawl. This contessa knew how to do it.

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7

Aki - 'You Only Live Twice' (1967)

This baby blue shift dress with a matching headwrap was so very 1960s. It's simple and chic, and something I totally want in my closet.

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8

Lucia Sciarra - 'Spectre' (2015)

If there's an outfit with a bustle or a veil involved, it must be included in this list and this outfit has both. Sure, it's sad that Lucia is dressed up for her husband's funeral, but she still looks fab.

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9

Honey Ryder - 'Dr. No' (1962)

You can't list the best Bond Girl looks without bringing up the first Bond girl's iconic white bikini. While actress Ursula Andress would look good wrapped in a plastic bag, this simple swimsuit is really kicked up a notch by the knife on her belt.

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10

Vesper Lynd - 'Casino Royale' (2006)

Most Bond Girls wear a black gown at some point, but Vesper Lynd's was certainly one of the best. The elaborate back paired with a simple neckline and plenty of crystal jewelry made this an A+ look.

Image: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Columbia Pictures

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