Meet the inspiration for Mike Myers’ shagadelic secret agent – Dean Martin as undercover man Matt Helm.

The Rat Pack-er made a a series of Helm films in the Sixties, designed as a spoof on James Bond.

Dean Martin as secret agent Matt Helm in 1967′s The Ambushers

Booze, babes and swinging style were not enough to counter less than stellar scripts, alas.

Here we see Martin, a government agent disguised as a fashion photographer, laughing it up on a Lambretta Cento scooter with a lovely lass in 1967′s The Ambushers.

What else is he supposed to hold on to….?