It takes a special breed of woman to be a Bond Girl.
Not only does James Bond's sexy wing lady have to be hot, she also has to be skillful with some tool that will make her useful for the world's leading spy in and out of the bedroom.
The next installment in the James Bond series currently sits in pre-production and is set for release in 2011. That got us thinking about 10 hot female athletes who could fit the bill as Bond's sexy sidekick.
The following ladies come from various sports with various backgrounds that can make them effective crime fighters.
Not only does Danica Patrick have centerfold looks, but it would also be very easy for her to slip into some brand spanking new BMW, Ferrari, or any other sexy sports car Bond drives and act as his wheel-woman.
Bond is always known for evading his pursuers or catching those he's chasing. However, slide into the passenger seat, James, because Danica can run down anyone at 200 miles per hour.
Not only does Finch fit the mold of Bond girl because of her blond bombshell looks, but her jock nature and cannon for an arm also make for a strong complement to Daniel Craig's James Bond, who is the first blond Bond.
Kim Yu-Na, the gold medal-winning figure skater from the Vancouver Olympics, is a natural fit for the role in more ways than one.
She happens to resemble Michelle Yeoh, who starred in Pierce Brosnan's Tomorrow Never Dies, but also skated to a medley of James Bond theme songs during her routine in the Olympics.
The athletic, acrobatic Yu-Na is a good choice.
She is the ultimate snow bunny with a sassy attitude who knows how to deal a knockout blow to her opposition.
If Mancuso can handle flying down the side of a mountain at upwards of 80 miles an hour, she can handle any sort of pressure.
Let's also not forget that Bond often finds himself somehow simultaneously skiing and shooting at those chasing him.
Every action hero needs a little muscle behind him, and that's what Serena can provide. Power, athleticism, and the ability to pummel her opponents with a 100 mile per hour serve make Serena a great sidekick.
If Halle Berry can do the job, why not Serena?
If there is one female athlete who oozes "Bond Girl," it is American Olympic ice dancer Tanith Belbin.
Her moves as an ice dancer let us know that she works very well in tandems and can help Bond get out of a situation if they ever find themselves handcuffed to each other.
Kate Uhlaender is a lesser known name on this list, but the American skeleton racer combines looks with a thrill for the dangerous. That makes her a choice sidekick for Bond.
Any woman that is willing to scream down an ice chute head first at 80 miles per hour automatically gets a few more points.
Stokke rose to Internet fame before she could even attend college, but the California Golden Bear pole vaulter remains a standard of hot athletic females.
From her perfect physical cut to her skill of launching herself over impediments, Stokke would fit in as the younger apple of Bond's eye.
As a triathlete, Lokelani McMichael can just about do it all. She can swim, run, bike, and have plenty of energy to keep going for hours.
The combination of looks and the height of athletic ability makes McMichael a winning choice.
Beard is an icon in the pool with looks to kill out of it. The many ways she can contort her body for her many different strokes can endlessly run a man's imagination.
Who knows how she can handle pressure-packed situations, but her looks—especially her eyes—just scream "Bond Girl."