Carey Lowell

Bond Girls by Ajay Singh, 11 March 2011

Carey Lowell As Pam Bouvier James Bond Movie "Licence to Kill"

Carey Lowell As Pam Bouvier James Bond Movie "Licence to Kill"

Defender of Law and Order in Bond and beyond.

Pam Bouvier is an ex army pilot, now working as a CIA informer ostensibly in the employ of crime lord Sanchez. James Bond saves her from Sanchez’s henchmen and the pair form an alliance, helping him to destroy Sanchez’ drugs convoy and put an end to his dealings and his life. She is cool and deadly but has a jealous streak, thinking that Bond has abandoned her for an other woman. (Like he would ever do a thing like that…) but the spy comes through for her and they end the film with a romantic dive into a pool.

Carey Lowell

Carey Lowell

Carey Lowell was born in New York in 1961 and spent a great deal of her childhood travelling with her geologist father. Once she had graduated from school, she went straight into modelling for high profile clients like Ralph Lauren and used the exposure to promote an acting career which quickly began to take over meaning that she eventually abandoned her university studies to free up her time to act.

Though she has since become known for the role of Jamie Ross in the TV hit “Law and Order”, she is still best remembered for her appearance as Pam Bouvier in Timothy Dalton’s second and last Bond film Licence to Kill Though reviews for the film were mixed, some feeling that the franchise had gone too far towards realism. Carey Lowell was universally praised for her believable and heartfelt performance.

She’s more competitive and confrontational. That had to be a change in order for the Bond films to continue because I think they might have been losing audience. It’s still a cliché, but it’s an updated cliché.

She has been married three times, firstly to a fashion photographer, then an actor and eventually to a somewhat more well known actor, Richard Gere, who she married in 2002. She has a daughter from her second marriage and another with Gere and with him is a supporter of the beleaguered country of Tibet.

I’m just amazed by the following for the Bond films, I don’t think I comprehended how much attention this film would get. It’s a little overwhelming. It’s very exciting as well to be in the company of the people who came before me-Sean Connery and the women. I had somebody the other day ask me how does it feel to know you’re going to be in book indexes one day? It feels pretty good.

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