Denise Richards is an American actress and former fashion model. She achieved success during the late 1990s in several films, including Starship Troopers,Wild Things, and The World Is Not Enough . She a
lso appeared on the reality TV show, Denise Richards: It’s Complicated. Richards was cast as the nuclear-
physicist Christmas Jones in the 1999 James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999). Though she considered her role “brainy”, “athletic”, and having depth of character, she was criticized as not credible in the role. Her outfit, which often comprised
a low-cut tank top and tight shorts, elicited comments. She was ranked as one of the worst Bond girls of all time by Entertainment Weekly in 2008 and was ch
osen as “Worst Supporting Actress” at the 1999
Razzie Awards for the role.
Sophie Marceau achieved international recognition in 1995 as Princess Isabelle in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart. That year, she was part
of an ensemble of international actors in the French film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and Wim Wenders, Beyond the Clouds where she had her first nude scene. As Elektra King in The World Is Not Enough she was one of the film’s two main villains; an oil heiress who wants to make her mark on the world by sealing an oil trade route with a nuclear explosion.
The World Is Not Enough plot revolves around the assassination of billionaire Sir Robert King by the terrorist Renard and Bond’s subsequent assignment to protect King’s daughter, Elektra, who had previously been held for ransom by Renard. During his assignment, Bond unravels a scheme to increase petroleum prices by triggering a nuclear meltdown in the waters of Istanbul.