British actress Naomie Harris is playing a prominent role in this weekend’s highly-anticipated new James Bond film, Skyfall.

Although her part has been largely shrouded in mystery (early rumors said she would be playing the classic MI6 secretary Moneypenny), the Daniel Craig movie is earning rave reviews and a stellar box office, which should help propel her to international stardom.

Harris is following in the footsteps of a few other actresses who scored coveted “Bond girl” roles over the course of the popular spy series’ 50-year run on the big screen.

Check out this slideshow which highlights these beautiful black actresses who shared the screen with the always debonair 007.