Sean Connery Wore a Hairpiece in Every Original James Bond Movie

A member of the crew combs Scottish actor Sean Connery's hair on the set of the James Bond film 'Diamonds Are Forever', USA, May 1971. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

Would you believe James Bond's secret weapon was... a toupee?

Sean Connery had Scottish charm back in the '60s. He had a dashing manliness. He had muscles (before he started his acting career, he was a bodybuilder). But he didn't have a lot of hair.

Did you know that Sean Connery wore a wig as James Bond? It’s not something that is clearly visible in each film, which is kind of the point. It blended in seamlessly with his natural hair. So why then did Sean Connery have to wear a wig as James Bond? To put it simply, he was as bald as a badger.

Most of us probably know someone, or at least have seen someone, with a horrible rug! It is usually obvious to everyone but the wearer that it looks really bad! James Bond was such a suave and well-groomed ladies’ man that the ladies might not have noticed -- or might not have cared.