10/01/2011 08:14 am ET Updated 6 days ago

Christina Hendricks: James Bond Visa Commercial In 1997 (VIDEO)

News broke this week that a young French actress may be the new Bond Girl in the upcoming, Sam Mendes-directed "Bond 23." If true, it will launch 23-year-old Bérénice Marlohe to immediate stardom, and hey, perhaps she's got the chops to become a global icon. But if you ask us (we're awaiting a call, Mr. Mendes), we'd love to see the role go to an actress who has already spent a few fleeting moments on-screen with 007.

Before she was an Emmy nominee for "Mad Men," a two-timing criminal in "Drive," a con artist in "Firefly," an experimental teen in "Undressed" or, well, anything else, Christina Hendricks starred in a Visa Check Card commercial with Daniel Craig's Bond predecessor, Pierce Brosnan. She even puts on a British accent for the occasion, which is alternatively amazing and ridiculous.

In a bit of irony, she co-starred with Brosnan in last month's "I Don't Know How She Does It," which was seen by far fewer people than this thirty-second commercial from the late 90s.