Kate Walsh, 53, Channels A Bond Girl In Earth Day Bikini Pics

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Grey's Anatomy star Kate Walsh put her amazing anatomy on display in celebration of Earth Day. The 53-year-old actress teamed up with National Geographic to honor the planet by sharing two photos of one of the places she cares about most, but many of her Instagram followers seemed more impressed with the way she looked in a bikini than the stunning natural scenery that surrounded her. 

Kate found a fun and funky way to style her swimsuit, and the result of her seaside photoshoot had her fans comparing her to an iconic Bond girl.

Kate's Unusual Swimwear Accessory 

Kate's two-piece was a cream color that popped against her sun-kissed skin. It boasted a triangle top with an extra-long top string that wrapped around her ribs to tie in the front. Her bottoms had a single tie on the front right.

In her first pic, The Umbrella Academy star wore one accessory: a pair of sunglasses with blue lenses. For her second photo, she added a dapper dark gray fedora. Her long hair was wet and wavy, and she was giving the camera a big beaming smile. 

Kate's Special Place

 

Kate revealed that her pictures were taken by her friend Sarah Link at Little Salmon Bay, which is located on Rottnest Island in Western Australia. 

According to The Daily Mail, Kate made a long-term move to the land Down Under in December. She was vacationing in Perth last March when the coronavirus pandemic halted travel, so she got stuck there. It became clear that she had decided to stay in Australia on a more permanent basis when she had her dog Rosie and cat Pablo flown in from New York City.

Beachy Bond Girl Vibes 

Kate loves her new home so much now that she described Little Salmon Bay as "one of the places on the planet that matters most to me." With its sparkling crystal-clear water and incredible ocean view, it's evident why she chose it for National Geographic's "Share Your Spot" campaign. 

Kate was pictured wading in new-deep water, which reminded some fans of the iconic beach scene from the 1962 James Bond movie Dr. No. In the film, Bond girl Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress) helped popularize the bikini by emerging from the water in a white two-piece. 

"Bond girl," read one response to Kate's post. 

"Needs a speargun though a la Ursula Andress," another fan  replied. 

Kate Talks About A Potential 'Grey's' Return

"You look amazing lovely!!" Our beautiful Perth really suits you," read a message from yet another Kate fan.

"Your body! I adore you. You look so gorgeous @katewalsh. I hope I age half as gracefully as you have," a fourth admirer added. 

Many of Kate's followers also let her know how much they miss seeing her on Grey's Anatomy. Even though she has settled into her new life in Australia, Kate told Us Weekly that she's open to making a "big trip" back to Los Angeles to reprise her role on the popular medical drama. She also suggested another idea for how she could make a quick cameo without having to leave home.

"I couldn’t be further away from Los Angeles right now. But maybe Addison could call in or zoom in," she said.