Sean Connery: The Original Bond

To mark his 85th birthday, we're looking back at the spectacular career of Brit acting legend Sean Connery, as the played the most iconic and charismatic James Bond in celluloid history. PS: In keeping with true 007 style, he managed to get his leading ladies in bed in every single one of the films. Don't believe us? Have a look...

Dr. No in 1962 with his leggy lady in this scene, Dugesiella Lentzi—a real, live tarantula.

Dr No

 

From Russia With Love in 1963 with Daniela Bianchi.

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Goldfinger in 1964 with Shirley Eaton.

sean connery bond bed

 

Thunderball in 1965 with Luciana Paluzzi.

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You Only Live Twice in 1967 with Karin Dor.

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

 

Diamonds Are Forever in 1971 with Jill St. John.

diamonds are forever

 

Never Say Never in 1983 with Kim Basinger.

never say never again

 (All images: Getty Images)