There have been a lot of Bond Girls, but everyone knows that Russian Bond Girls are the sexiest.
So, here, for your delight and delectation, is a brief rundown of every Russian Bond Girl, ever.
Plus a bonus Ukrainian Bond Girl – Camille from The Quantum of Solace (also known as Olga Kurylenko).
Tatiana Romanova – From Russia With Love (Daniela Bianchi)
A Corporal in the Soviet Army, Tatiana Romanova believes she is on a secret mission for her country to seduce James Bond. Instead, she is just a unwitting pawn of the evil SPECTRE, who want to get their evil mitts on LEKTOR, the Soviet encryption machine.
Although James Bond suspects a trap, he meets with Tatiana, who plans to defect with the LEKTOR machine.
After spending some quality time together, Bond and Romanova blow up the Soviet embassy in Istanbul and flee with the LEKTOR machine on the Orient Express. There, in the climactic scene, Romanova shoots Klebb, the assassin pursuing them, saving Bond’s life.
Tatiana Romanova: The mechanism is… Oh James, James… Will you make love to me all the time in England?
James Bond: Day and night. Go on about the mechanism.
Anya Amasova – The Spy Who Loved Me (Barbara Bach)
In the intro to The Spy Who Loved Me, James Bond is attacked by a group of ski-ing KGB assassins. Before parachuting to freedom, he manages to kill one of his attackers – who just happens to be Amasova’s lover.
Amasova is also a KGB agent and throughout the film, she and Bond are on the trail of a stolen nuclear submarine. Competing with each other to fulfil their mission the pair, of course, fall in love.
Then Amasova finds out that James Bond killed her lover…
Amasova swears revenge but, ever the KGB professional, she refuses to kill him until they have completed their mission.
In the final scene, Amasova tells Bond “This mission is now over” and ominously points her gun at the British secret agent.
But, of course, Amasova discovers that her love for Bond is too strong for her to carry out her threat. Instead she shoots the cork off a bottle of champagne, and the two pop off into a luxury escape pod to catch up on old times…
James Bond: Oh, by the way, thanks for deserting me back there.
Anya Amasova: Every woman for herself, remember?
James Bond: Still, you did save my life.
Anya Amasova: We all make mistakes, Mr. Bond.
Pola Ivanova – A View to a Kill (Fiona Fullerton)
Ivanova is, of course, another of those mysterious women from Bond’s past who just happens to also be a Soviet spy. Caught spying on billionaire villain Max Zorin, Ivanova fights with Bond until the pair fortunately recognise each other.
They then, of course, have to hop into the hot tub to wash off the sweat and blood.
Having done the not so dirty, Bond then steals a secret tape from Ivanova, swapping it for a less intersting tape of Japanese music, and goes back to fighting the evil Zorin.
The bubbles tickle my… Tchaikovsky!
Xenia Onatopp – Goldeneye (Famke Janssen)
Early in the film, Onatopp murders a Canadian Admiral by crushing him between her thighs while loudly orgasming, and it’s not long before James Bond becomes her target. Twice during the film, Onatopp attempts to squeeze Bond to death between her legs, but is thwarted each time after an arousing contest.
When not trying to fulfil her murderous sexual desires, Xenia Onatopp is a crack helicopter pilot. After the fall of the Soviet Union she put her skills (both sexual and aviational) to good use for the JANUS crime syndicate, first stealing a prototype European helicopter from the unfortunate Canadian General, and then flying Russian General Arkady Ourumov across Siberia to steal the Goldeneye satellite weapon’s controller.
In their final confrontation, Bond as always finds himself in a tight squeeze. However, yet another sultry Russian is on hand to distract Onatopp and save Bond yet again. Having escaped Onatopp’s clutches, Bond kills her by shooting her helicopter pilot – Xenia Onatopp is appropriately crushed to death by her own safety harness.
This time, Mr. Bond, the pleasure will be all mine.
Natalya Simonova – Goldeneye (Izabella Scorupco)
Simonova meets Bond while the two of them are tied up, captives of rogue MI6 agent Alex Trevelyan. Naturally, despite being trussed up in a helicopter programmed to self-destruct, the two escape together and become lovers.
Many adventures ensure before Simonova saves the day not once, but twice. After reprogramming the Goldeneye satellite to crash harmlessly into the ocean, she turns her attentions to femme fatale Xenia Onatopp, distracting her briefly from her mission to crush James Bond.
Natalya Simonova: How can you be so cold?
James Bond: It’s what keeps me alive.
Natalya Simonova: No. It’s what keeps you alone.
Bonus Bond Girl: Camille – The Quantum of Solace (Olga Kurylenko)
Looking through the article, you might have noticed that Russian Bond Girls have always been portrayed by actors from the West – never a Russian girl, or a Soviet Bond Girl. Well, that’s about to change – almost – with the introduction of the first Ukrainian Bond Girl.
Ukrainian actress Olga Kurylenko has been announced as one of two Bond Girls who will star in the upcoming movie, the Quantum of Solace. She will play the role of Camille.
Not much has been announced about the fim yet, but judging by the sound of her name, and that Kurylenko is a big star in France, it sounds as though ironically, she may be the first Eastern European actress to play a Western Bond Girl.
Kurylenko , discovered by a talent scout on the Moscow metro when she was just 13, has been causing quite a storm in the media in recent weeks – not just because she is a beautiful pre-Bond girl, but because she appears in the recently released French film The Serpent, which contains quite a lot of nudity and some rather explicit Japanese rope bondage scenes.