Not many women can claim to have been a Bond girl, with all the badass bombshell cred it brings. Recently, we got to meet one of those fortunate femmes, Fil-Brit actress Rachel Grant.
Rachel had her breakthrough role as a Chinese intelligence agent working undercover as a masseuse in Die Another Day (2002). And yes, she got to share sizzling screen chemistry with then-James Bond Pierce Brosnan himself! She will soon be joining other lucky ladies in Australia to commemorate the 50 years of Bond in October.
Ever proud of her Filipino roots, the statuesque Hollywood actress, now based in New York City, busies herself by becoming a global ambassador of locally produced eco-friendly products, such as those from Human Nature. She also stood as a judge at the recently concluded Miss Earth Philippines 2012 pageant. Rachel even got to ask her question to the winning contestant, Stephany Stefanowitz!
Even after shuttling from one Philippine destination to another, Rachel still looked fresh as a rose in her figure-hugging pink and white floral dress, simple pearl necklace, and studded ring when we met her for a chat over coffee in Makati. Because of her busy schedule, Rachel makes sure to keep just the esssentials in her black sequined Ed Hardy travel bag.
Rachel let us take a peek into her bag and showed off the quirky contents, such as her faux Gameboy iPhone case (which fooled us, too!). She also blogs and writes about her travels, so she brings her Sony Bloggie camera wherever she goes.
Launch the gallery now to see the travel must-haves we spotted in Rachel's bag!