See Fierce Portraits of Black Actresses Who Starred in Bond Movies

ESSENCE recently teamed up with the African-American Film Critics Association to honor Black actresses who starred in the James Bond film franchise. Celebrity photographer Kwaku Alston shot "Bond girls" Naomie Harris, Gloria Hendry, and Trina Parks exclusively for ESSENCE.

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Actress Naomie Harris is shot exclusively for ESSENCE.

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Actress Naomie Harris is shot exclusively for ESSENCE.

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Actresses Trina Parks (Diamonds Are Forever, 1971) and Gloria Hendry ( Live and Let Live, 1973) are shot exclusively for ESSENCE.

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Actress Gloria Hendry ( Live and Let Live, 1973) is shot exclusively for ESSENCE.

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Actresses Gloria Hendry ( Live and Let Live, 1973) and Trina Parks (Diamonds Are Forever, 1971) are shot exclusively for ESSENCE.

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Trina Parks (Diamonds Are Forever, 1971) is shot exclusively for ESSENCE.

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Actress Gloria Hendry ( Live and Let Live, 1973) is shot exclusively for ESSENCE.