Characters: Diamonds Are Forever

Characters specific to Diamonds Are Forever. For those in the entire film franchise, see here.

Tiffany Case

Played by: Jill St. John

An American diamond smuggler and thief whom 007 blackmails into helping him. She frequently finds herself bewildered by the web of lies and oddities that 007 weaves around her.

Ernst Stavro Blofeld

Played by: Charles Gray

Bond's archnemesis returns.

Willard Whyte

Played by: Jimmy Dean

A reclusive billionnaire kidnapped by Blofeld. The latter impersonates him with a voice changer in order to use his wealth and space research facility to build and launch a killsat. Once the deception is uncovered by Bond, Whyte uses his contacts and funds to assist in the destruction of Blofeld's lair on an oil rig off the coast of Baja, California.

Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd

Played by: Bruce Glover and Putter Smith

Two assassins on Blofeld's employ, who're "cleaning" out the smuggling ring that leads to him using creative ways to dispose of Bond and the smugglers. They are very close to each other.

Albert R. "Bert" Saxby

Played by: Bruce Cabot

Saxby worked for Willard Whyte, until Blofeld took over; Saxby then became Blofeld's right-hand man. He was shot and killed by CIA agents while attempting to assassinate Willard Whyte. As the dead Saxby tumbled down a hill, Whyte spouted one of the movie's best-remembered deadpan-lines: "Tell him he's fired!".

His name is a direct reference to the series' producer Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli.

Bambi and Thumper

Played by: Lola Larson and Trina Parks

Two women who are keeping the real Willard Whyte prisoner in his house.

Plenty O'Toole

Played by: Lana Wood

An opportunistic would-be girlfriend who gets unceremoniously thrown out by thugs. She is killed by Wint and Kidd who mistook her for Tiffany.

Shady Tree

Played by: Leonard Barr

A standup comic performing at the Whyte House in Las Vegas, Tree operates as part of Blofeld's diamond smuggling network. He is killed by Wint and Kidd.