Reports from overseas suggest that we are not only about to see a black 007, but a black and female one at that…

…and we are thrilled to finally be seeing progress and diversity in one of the world’s most famous action movie franchises!

The idea of a female James – or Jane – Bond has been touted for some time, but if MGM studios is still thinking of adding a few more names to the shortlist, we have compiled a selection of South Africa’s baddest, butt-kicking beauties who could do the job.

Here are a few candidates for the role of 007 in one of the next films…


Charlize Theron

Charlize has the experience, she has the personality and she has even been rumoured to be the first ever female Bond (an idea that Steve Hofmeyr was totally against but that’s a story for another day).

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After seeing her in Atomic Blonde, we’re even more convinced that she’s the woman for the job.



DJ Zinhle

DJ Zinhle already rocks a pantsuit like an international spy, and we could picture her sipping on a martini (shaken, not stirred) in an expensive bar at some exotic location.

Oh, and she’s dealt with highbrow accused criminals in her life already (*cough*) so who’s to say she couldn’t do it on screen?



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Pearl Thusi

If DJ Zinhle isn’t your cup of tea, then perhaps you’d consider her best friend, Pearl Thusi, who already has experience in action films.

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