Halle Berry, "Die Another Day"
As Jinx, the first black Bond girl in almost two decades, Berry matches Pierce Brosnan bullet for bullet. Far from playing the helpless damsel in distress, Berry gives a razor-sharp edge to her National Security Agent, hot on the trail of the same evil mastermind as Bond himself.
Teaming up to prevent the activation of a death ray in orbit (gotta love old-school Bond plots!), Berry and Brosnan play his-and-hers matching lethal weapons. But, of course, Bond wins the day, and makes use of the controversial conflict diamonds he has seized along the way to spark a little kinky sex play before the credits roll.