Characters specific to ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''. For those in the entire [[Film/JamesBond film franchise]], see [[Characters/JamesBond here]].

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!'''Ali Karim Bey'''
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->Played by: '''Pedro Armendáriz'''

A former circus strongman, he is [=MI6=]' head of Station T in Istanbul. He is a wise, good natured man whom Bond immediately takes a liking to.

* BadassMustache
** {{Pornstache}}
* CoolOldGuy
* FakeNationality: A Turk played by a Mexican actor.
* FamilyBusiness: Most of his employees are his sons (and he has a lot).
* ThePatriarch
* ReallyGetsAround: Probably the only Bond character who gets more than Bond. This is a matter of necessity, as a large family means a lot of underlings who are guarenteed to be loyal to him.
-->'''Kerim:''' [''about to sleep with his mistress''] Back to the salt mines...
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: Even though his arm is injured he insists on pulling the trigger on Bond's sniper rifle to kill his old enemy, the Bulgarian agent Krilencu.

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!'''Tatiana "Tanya" Romanova'''
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->Played by: '''Daniela Bianchi'''

A corporal in Soviet Army Intelligence, assigned to work in the Soviet Embassy in Istanbul as a cipher clerk. Because of her beauty, Rosa Klebb assigns her the mission of seducing Bond and having him take her to England to deliver a LEKTOR code machine.

* AffectionateNickname: Her friends call her "Tanya".
* FakeDefector / HoneyTrap: Her original mission.
* FakeNationality: An Italian playing a Soviet.
* GirlOfTheWeek
* MsFanservice
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]
* ReadyForLovemaking: Her intro to Bond (which was used to audition the Bond Girls by the producers).
* SameLanguageDub
* SensualSlavs
* SexFaceTurn
* SexySecretary
* ShesGotLegs
-->'''Bond:''' [''checking her out via the periscope''] Well from this angle, things are shaping up nicely.
* UnwittingPawn

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!'''Donald "Red" Grant'''
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->Played by: '''Robert Shaw'''

Along with Oddjob and Jaws, he is quite an iconic Bond villain henchman. Grant is a tall, burly, blonde SPECTRE agent (SMERSH in the books) and a sadistic, ruthless and psychotic killer. Grant's backstory in the movie and book are completely different but both effectively amount to ''"This is a horrible person you don't want to mess with"''.

* AloneWithThePsycho: Again, one of the only times Bond is totally gotten the drop on by an enemy.
* AxCrazy: Machine gun crazy, actually (in the book).
* {{Badass}}
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* BondVillainStupidity: Robert Shaw's chilling, brilliant performance obscures the fact that Grant may be the single most {{egregious}} example in the entire series. For once, [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim shooting Bond]] is the actual plan, but Grant manages to muck it up with an inexcusable bout of EvilGloating and JustBetweenYouAndMe.
** Bonus stupidity points: After revealing to Bond that he's going to kill him and Tatiana and make it look like Bond committed murder-suicide, Grant [[EvilGloating gloats]], "The first one [bullet] won't kill you. Not the second. Not even the third. Not till you crawl over here and kiss my foot!" Yeah, Grant, if Bond has four or more bullets in his body, [[WhatAnIdiot it won't look like a suicide.]]
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that its mentioned he used to be in an insane asylum- beneath his seemingly professional exterior, [[AxCrazy he's just a homicidal lunatic.]]
* TheBrute
* DirtyCommunists: In the book version, he's hired by SMERSH because they need someone who loves killing.
** Actually, he defected to them just so he could become a [[PsychoForHire paid assassin]] as compared to [[SerialKiller killing them for free]] like he did before.
* DumbBlonde: Subverted. While the book version doesn't seem like the sharpest tool in the shed, he's actually able to do things that other Bond villain henchmen are completely incapable of (like use stealth or hold down a cover).
* TheDragon: Rosa Klebb's or Blofeld's in the movie, and General G's in the book.
* FountainOfExpies: Red has been imitated with [[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice Hans]], [[Film/TheLivingDaylights Necros]], [[Film/TomorrowNeverDies Mister Stamper]], and other Aryan-looking villains. It's arguable that ''RockyIV'''s Ivan Drago is also meant to evoke Red Grant.
* {{Greed}}: His AchillesHeel in the film.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Killed with his own garrote.
* [[FountainOfExpies Iconic Character]]
* KarmicDeath: Killed going for some gold coins.
* MadeOfIron: Doesn't flinch when hit by a pair of brass knuckles.
** This is a slight exaggeration from the book, where he doubles over slightly and stands upright again from a blow that the narration notes would have left any normal man cringing on the floor.
* NamesTheSame: His first name in the film is Donald, and thus he is a namesake of another British traitor, although the real one was a Nazi rather than a Communist.
* PsychoForHire: A serial killer (stemming from advanced case of manic-depressive disorder) in the original book, and a homicidal paranoiac in the movie.
* TheQuietOne: Bordering on TheVoiceless. He does not speak for most of the movie, and when he finally does, it's to imitate someone he has just murdered.
* RedRightHand: He's asexual. More literally, his reddish skin tone is noted in the novel as marring what are otherwise extremely handsome physical features, giving a clue to his nature.
* {{Sadist}}: As shown with the aforementioned "Kiss my foot!" line and, if you look closely, you can see a smile on his face as he prepares to use his garrote on Bond.
* SerialKiller: Book version.
* WeaponOfChoice: His garrote, which is concealed in his watch.

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!'''Rosa Klebb'''
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->Played by: '''Lotte Lenya'''

In the movie, Rosa Klebb is depicted as a former SMERSH agent who has defected to become a member of SPECTRE (Blofeld refers to her as "Number 3"). She uses Kronsteen's plans to obtain the Lektor and kill Bond. She deceives Tatiana Romanova into helping Bond steal the Lektor, and then sends Red Grant to kill Bond and recover it.

* TheBaroness
* BlofeldPloy: She's spared and given a last chance.
* CoDragons: With Kronsteen.
** DragonInChief
* TheDarkChick
* DirtyOldWoman: Implied to be a [[PsychoLesbian depraved lesbian]].
* EvilRedhead
* FakeNationality: An American (born Austrian) actress playing a Soviet.
* TheHeavy
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: The famous [[TrickedOutShoes spring-loaded knife-tipped shoe]] she uses against Bond.
* KarmicDeath
* PsychoLesbian: Her sexuality is kept ambiguous but there's some hints towards it.
** Not so much in the book, in which... well, it's a lot more overt.
* RenegadeRussian
* RoomDisservice / JanitorImpersonationInfiltration: Her last gambit to kill Bond and steal the McGuffin is to disguise herself as a hotel maid.

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!'''Kronsteen'''
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->Played by: '''Vladek Sheybal'''

The head of planning for SPECTRE. He devised a plan to lure James Bond into Turkey and then kill him, humiliating the British government and getting revenge for the death of Dr. No. When the plan failed, he was killed with a poison-tipped knife concealed in a shoe.

* BlofeldPloy / YouHaveFailedMe: Blofeld's first victim in both tropes.
* BowtiesAreCool
* TheChessmaster
* CoDragons: With Rosa Klebb.
* EvilGenius
* TheSmartGuy
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: A literal chessmaster ''and'' [=SPECTRE's=] chief [[TheChessmaster strategist]].
* SmugSnake: Not even Klebb like him.
* UnderestimatingBadassery

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!'''Number One (Ernst Stavro Blofeld)'''
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->Played by: '''Anthony Dawson'''
->Voiced by: '''Eric Pohlmann'''

The film marks the first appearance of the mysterious chief of the SPECTRE organization. His face was not seen on screen until ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''.

* AnimalMotifs: Uses a black octopus as a symbol for the SPECTRE and enjoys making parallels between fish fights and his current evil plans.
* BadBoss
* BigBad
** BiggerBad
** NonActionBigBad
* TheChessmaster
* DissonantSerenity: After Kronsteen's been killed by the poisoned blade he (Blofeld) simply quietly comments that "one of these days they should invent a faster worker venom."
* TheDreaded: By his subordinates, and how.
* TheFaceless: For the viewers only.
* FountainOfExpies: If your story has a shady leader of a super villain organization, played straight or parodied, chances are they were based on Blofeld. Dr. Claw from ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' and Giovanni in his early appearances in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' animé are among the more obvious imitators and an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' has another one as a one-off villain [[spoiler: (which later reveals that the cat was the actual villain)]]. And let's not get started with [[Film/AustinPowers Dr. Evil]].
* KarmaHoudini
* ManipulativeBastard
* TheManBehindTheMan
* MinorMajorCharacter
* NebulousEvilOrganization: SPECTRE, the Special Executive for Counter Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion.
* NoNameGiven: Subverted and played straight; Number One is identified as "Ernst Blofeld" in the closing credits, but the audience during the initial run of the film is only given a "?" when presented with the identity of the actor.
* RightHandCat: Cradles his beloved Persian cat for the first time in the movies. Definitely the TropeCodifier.
* SoftSpokenSadist
* YouLookFamiliar: Not so much as ''look'' familiar (since we never see his face), but the actor who plays him is Anthony Dawson, who appeared in ''Film/DrNo'' as Professor Dent.
** Not that the audience would know as Dawson is not seen, heard or credited.

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!'''Morzeny'''
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->Played by: '''WalterGotell'''

The one in charge of training the SPECTRE mooks. He will also step in for ground operations when needed.

* BaldOfEvil
* TheDragon: He fits this role in the villain hierarchy better than Grant does despite having less screentime.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has an X-shaped scar on the left side of his face.
* ManOnFire: Dies when he and his men are engulfed in flames created by Bond during the boat chase. (and the actor actually had burns while shooting)
* MookLieutenant
* YouLookFamiliar: Walter Gotell went on to play KGB chief General Gogol in the Moore era.