Sure, "Bond, James Bond"—the sauve British spy (who will continue to be played by Daniel Craig) that always manages to somehow save the world—is the name everybody knows and loves. But the 007 franchise would be nothing without the sultry, smart, and all-around badass women who have captured his heart (or broken it) over and over again throughout the history of the films.

These women, which include names and faces you'll definitely recognize (one of them now stars on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones), give James cause to get shaken—and despite 24 Bond films and even more Bond Girls, only 12 have achieved iconic status.

Here are the sexiest, most noteworthy Bond Girls of all time, ranked.