‘Bond’ girls based on Playboy bunnies: Hugh Hefner

Updated: May 16, 2011, 17:56 PM IST

Washington: Hugh Hefner has claimed that ‘James Bond’ author Ian Fleming has based his ‘Bond’ girls on ‘Playboy’ bunnies.

The 85-year-old magazine mogul has also said that he could see the similarities between the female characters in the series and the women at his famous Playboy clubs.

“I know that Fleming was influenced by Playboy. What are Bond girls but bunnies really?” a website quoted Hefner as saying.

He also revealed he is delighted a documentary has been made about his life after a planned biopic with Robert Downey Jr. fell through.