Being a Bond girl is a really good way to dies in some astounding way. The most memorable death in the entire Bond saga—film and book—came in Goldinger, when his blond henchwoman, played by stunning Brit actress Shirley Eaton, dies in a Miami Beach hotel after trysting with Bond. You see, her boss, Auric Goldfinger, didn't spend all his time plotting to set off a nuke in Fort Knox. He also likeed to cheat at gin rummy, and she helped him do it. Bond discovers this and lures her back to his hotel room, whereupon he is knocked unconscious by Goldfinger's other henchperson, Odd Job, who then kills poor Jill by covering her in gold paint.
This awesome moment marked the point in the Bond series in which the "realism" of the earlier films is energized by a jolt of surrealism. I'm afraid that as the Bond movie's went on, the filmmakers found it increasingly hard to balance the spine-tingling thrills and self-parody that Goldfinger achieved at this moment.