Second only to the announcement of who will be playing 007 himself, the casting of the new "Bond Girl" is the greatest thrill of any new installment of film's longest running series. From Ursula Andress to Lea Seydoux, the women of the Bond franchise of captured the mystique of the super-spies world and defined femme fataledom for several generations.

In tribute to the women of the 007 series, we present Hitfix's Two Minute History of Bond Girls.  Tell us who's your favorite in the comments below.

Richard Rushfield is Editor in Chief of Hitfix