James Bond is a womaniser and a charmer who has spent a great deal of time with the ladies over the years. He has had them on his arm and in his bed, and occasionally pointing a gun to his head when things go south. In A View to a Kill, singer and model Grace Jones is one of these women.
Is Bond girl Grace Jones married?
Grace Jones is a Jamaican singer, actress, model and artist who has done countless controversial things over the years.
Grace was born in Jamaica in 1948 and moved to New York City with her family when she was 13-years-old.
She began working as a model from 18, where she became famed for her androgynous appearance, which earned her cover shots in Elle and Vogue.
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Grace was signed by Island records in the early 1970s and transitioned from modelling to music, where she wrote and sang many dance hits, such as I Need A Man and Nightclubbing.
Despite becoming incredibly successful in her music, she then moved into acting, where she played a role in Gordon’s War and Conan the Destroyer, after which she took on her Bond girl role.
Grace was not like the average Bond girl, as she was, in fact, a henchman to Christopher Walken’s villain, Max Zorin.
Never wanting to be a stereotype, Grace’s role of May Day was that of Zorin’s lover, but also the chief henchman who seemed to possess a superhuman level of strength.
Of course, May Day is not just a simple henchman, but also ends up assisting Bond when she realises her lover has abandoned her to be killed in an explosive.
Is Grace Jones married?
Grace Jones was in a long-term relationship with designer and collaborator Jean-Paul Goude, with whom she has a son, Paulo.
The pair were not married, however. Grace has only married once: to Atila Altaunbay in 1996.
Before that, Grace had a well-publicised relationship with A View to a Kill co-star and her former bodyguard Dolph Lundgren, and is reported to have got him the role which started his film career in the Bond movie.
She was then in a relationship with actor Sven-Ole Thorsen in 1990.
In her memoir, she disputed claims she had been married more than once, writing: “The truth is, I only ever married one of my boyfriends, Atila Altaunbay, a Muslim from Turkey.”
They were married until 2004, and it was reported in 2007 she had reunited with Sven-Ole Thorsen and was in an open relationship with him.
According to his autobiography, all relationships he has been in since the 1970s have been open relationships.