The role of a Bond girl, as it has evolved in the films, is typically a high-profile part that can sometimes give a major boost to the career of unestablished actresses, although a number of Bond girls were well-established beforehand. For instance,Diana Riggand Honor Blackmanwere both cast as Bond girls after they had already become stars in England for their roles in the television series,The Avengers. In addition,Halle Berrywon anAcademy Awardin 2002—the award was presented to her while she was filmingDie Another Day.Teri Hatcherwas already famous for her role as Lois Lane in the television serieLois & Clark: The New Adventures of Supermanbefore she was cast inTomorrow Never Dies. A few years after playing a Bond girl, she became one of the most highly paid actresses on television, starring inDesperate Housewives.Kim Basingerhad perhaps the most successful post-Bond career. After her break-out role inNever Say Never Again, Basinger went on to win anAcademy Awardfor her performance inL.A. Confidential and to star in the blockbuster filmsBatmanand8 Mile.