James Bond is famous as a ladies’ man — emphasis on the plural. He’s usually got a few women waiting in the wings (if they’re not dead already). But that doesn’t mean 007 doesn’t know true love. In the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Bond meets Teresa Di Vicenzo (played by Diana Rigg) when he prevents her from committing suicide and then covers her casino debts. Teresa, who goes by Tracy, is the child of a crime boss, and she knows how to stand up for herself, eventually returning the favor and rescuing Bond from the bad guys, after which he proposes and they marry. Even though her wedding outfit looks like the traditional white gown from a distance, she’s actually wearing a pantsuit with cutouts. But Tracy doesn’t make it to any other Bond movies except as a headstone in For Your Eyes Only: she’s shot dead as the Bonds leave for a honeymoon.
The movie’s Bond, George Lazenby, decided not to reprise the role, and the fall-out from that surprise threw off the normal Bond merchandising machine. Because fewer collectibles were created and sold, they can be very valuable today. A long-lost merchandise tie-in wedding ring — a replica of Tracy’s, which bears the motto “We have all the time in the world” — is considered the holy grail of Bond souvenirs by some collectors.
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