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Characters specific to On Her Majesty's Secret Service. For those in the entire film franchise, see here.

Teresa "Tracy" Draco di Vincenzo Bond
Played by: Diana Rigg

A socialite with a taste for mischief, Bond first meets Tracy in the opening of the film as she's about to commit suicide by walking into the ocean. Bond saves her life and later her father, the head of the Corsican Mafia, asks him to court her in exchange for information on Blofeld. They eventually fall in love for real and marry at the end of the film. Tragically, right after their wedding Tracy is killed by a bullet to the head fired from a speeding car by Blofeld and his henchwoman Irma Bunt.

  • Action Girl: Of the civilian Bond Girls, Tracy is by far the most adventurous, fearless, and resourceful, pulling off multiple stunts and even fending off a few mooks.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    Teresa is a saint, I'm known as Tracy.
  • Badass Driver: Her driving skills in the chase in Switzerland certainly makes her this.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Arrives just in time in Switzerland to save Bond with her driving talents.
  • Blue Blood: She inherited the title of "Countess di Vincenzo" from her previous husband.
  • Broken Bird: Her first husband died shortly after leaving her for another woman, and her daughter died of spinal meningitis, leaving Tracy in this state.
  • Damsel in Distress: She gets captured after the avalance set off by Blofeld.
    • Damsel out of Distress: Though she manages to kill the mook who was watching over her before Bond and her father's men can rescue her.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    • Most of the time in a back and forth with Bond.
      [Bond finds Tracy in his hotel suite with his gun in her hand]
      Tracy: Suppose I were to kill you for a thrill?
      Bond: I can think of something more sociable to do.
    • She gets a good remark in while Blofeld is trying to convince her to become his Countess.
      Tracy: I'm already a Countess.
  • Driven to Suicide: Over the loss of her family.
  • Former Teen Rebel: As explained by her father when he first met Bond, she had a habit of rebelling against him. While and as an adult she dearly loves him, she still retains the attitude.
    Draco: [After] my wife died, I sent Teresa to Switzerland to finish her education. Unfortunately, I didn't give her a proper home. She was without supervision. So she joined the fast international set. One scandal after another. When I disapproved, cut off her allowance, she committed some greater folly to spite me [...] Without telling me, she married an Italian count, who killed himself in a Maserati with one of his mistresses.
  • Girl of the Week: The Girl of Bond's life, more exactly.
  • Mafia Princess: Her father, Marc-Ange Draco, is the leader of Union Corse, an organized crime syndicate.
  • Sacrificial Lion: She's killed at the end of the film by a shot fired from a speeding car by Blofeld and his henchwoman Irma Bunt.

Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Played by: Telly Savalas

Bond's archnemesis and leader of SPECTRE. In hiding after his defeat in You Only Live Twice, he has now resurfaced atop Piz Gloria in the Swiss Alps.

Savalasí Blofeld is more of a social climber—a foil to the well-born Bond. He doesnít just want piles of money, he wants respect, too: His plot is undermined because he wanted the claim title of Comte de Bleuchamp, allowing Bond to infiltrate the base posing as a genealogy researcher.

  • Arch-Enemy: This is the movie that cements his status as Bond's arch foe. The film starts with Bond having spent two years trying to hunt him down, and it ends with Blofeld orchestrating the murder of Bond's wife.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Fake Aristocrat, but Blofeld is still a thoroughly evil individual.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Itís hard to imagine Donald Pleasence leading the ski chase to hunt Bond down themselves, or Max von Sydow squeezing gats in a drive-by ambush.
  • Badass Baritone: This version of Blofeld is much more active, and he has Telly Savalas' deep voice as well.
  • Bald of Evil: Just like in the previous film.
  • Big Bad: The film's main antagonist.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: Just like in the previous film. He may not have a piranha pool or a volcano lair now, but he's now hiding in the Swiss Alps, taking advantage of Swiss sovereignty, planning to sterilise the world's food supply through a virus unless his demands are met.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: He and Bunt come out of almost nowhere in the final scene to gun down Tracy.
  • Dirty Old Man: Judging by the way he treats Tracy.
  • Evil Genius: He's an Evilutionary Biologist this time around, capable of engineering a global sterility virus. He's also an expert on psychotherapy.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He has an impressively deep voice.
  • Fake Aristocrat: He claims the title of 'Comte Balthazar de Bleuchamp' to disguise himself. Recognition of the title on his retirement is even a condition of his Evil Plan—though snobbery is also a factor, since its implied he is trying to con his way into the title.
    Bond: It'll take more than cutting off your earlobes, Blofeld, to make you a Count.
  • Faux Affably Evil: As always, Blofeld is even-tempered and polite, even to Bond, but he has no qualms about causing massive ecological devastation if his demands aren't met, or have someone murdered on their own wedding day.
  • Genius Bruiser: As mentioned in Took a Level in Badass below, he has a more physical role in this film, even having a hint of The Brute in his fight with Bond in the bobsled.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He cut his own earlobes.
  • Karma Houdini:
    • This is actually Blofeld's plan for this movie; he won't unleash devastation with his virus if the United Nations grants him amnesty for all past crimes, as well as recognising him as Comte de Bleuchamp
    • He doesn't totally succeed in this in the end, as he has broken his neck and lost a lot of money and resources by the end of the movie, but he manages to escape justice.
  • Mad Scientist: He involves himself in the conception of the virus he plans to unleash.
  • Made of Iron: He's still alive after getting his neck broken and is functional enough to drive a car.
  • Right-Hand Cat: He has one here, albeit it only makes a brief appereance.
  • Sinister Schnoz: One of Telly Savalas' trademark features.
  • Supervillain Lair: A fortress atop Piz Gloria in Switzerland. The business cover of it takes the form of a clinical allergy-research institute.
  • Took a Level in Badass: This time he is more involved in the field work of SPECTRE and takes part to the chase against Bond.

Marc-Ange Draco
Played by: Gabriele Ferzetti

Head of the Union Corse, a major crime syndicate, and Tracy's father.

  • Affably Evil: A friendly, polite mafia don who dearly loves his daughter.
  • The Casanova: In his youth.
  • The Don: Just like in the book, Draco is the leader of Union Corse, an organized crime syndicate.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even though Draco gives Bond the information about Blofeld rather because he wants Bond to continue romancing Tracy, and he admits that he is a criminal with lots of shady businesses, even he thinks that Blofeld is a horrible person.
  • The Mafia: Union Corse.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: A mafia don who always appears in sharp-looking suits.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He helps Bond with the investigation about Blofeld when M orders Bond to stop it, and Bond later enlists Draco and his forces to attack Blofeld's headquarters when M forbids him to.

Irma Bunt
Played by: Ilse Steppat

Blofeld's Swiss henchwoman who manages the care for the "Death Angels" and assists in the attempts to eliminate Bond, and although she fails to off him she eventually kills Tracy.

  • Apron Matron: To Blofeld's young female patients, the "Death Angels".
  • The Dragon: She watches over the "Death Angels", who are a basic part of Blofeld's Evil Plan, and heads the first group of mooks sent to recapture Bond in Switzerland.
  • Evil Redhead: Well, she's redhead, and besides working for Blofeld, she's the one who shot Tracy. It would be sure to say that she qualifies.
  • Hero Killer: She kills Tracy in the end in an attempt to kill both her and Bond.
  • Karma Houdini: Unlike most Dragons in the franchise, Bond never has a chance to kill her. However, this is due to Author Existence Failure. Bunt was intended to return in Diamonds are Forever, but her actor died before filming could start. Her comeuppance actually occurs in a short story published in the January 1997 issue of Playboy, where Bond kills her in response to an assassination attempt.

Played by: Yuri Borienko

A stocky imposing character, Grunther is a henchman to Blofeld and head of security at Piz Gloria.

The "Death Angels"
Played by: Angela Scoular, Joanna Lumley, Dani Sheridan, Anouska Hempel, Ingrit Black, Julie Ege, Zara, Jenny Hanley, Helena Ronee, Sylvana Henriques, Mona Chong, Catherina von Schell

Twelve beautiful young women from all over the world being brainwashed by Blofeld under the guise of allergy or phobia treatment in order to spread the sterility virus. A number appeared in the representative styles of dress of their particular nation. Their mission is to help Blofeld contaminate and ultimately sterilise the world's food supply. Irma Bunt watches over them.

  • Brainwashed: They're being brainwashed by Blofeld under the guise of an allergy/phobia treatment to be instructed on how to release the virus.
  • Fille Fatale: Ruby Bartlett.
  • Flat Characters: None of them get much characterization, except maybe Ruby Bartlett. In fact, the only ones who get named in the film are Ruby and Nancy, the other woman with whom Bond has sex in the clinic.
  • Foreign Fanservice: Some of them appeared in the representative dress styles of their particular nation, and as seen in Trademark Favorite Food below, some of them even ate a representative food from their particular nation.
  • Only One Name: Bunt refuses to let the girls reveal their full names, claiming clinic rules. Ruby Bartlett tells "Hilly" her name anyway when she's alone with Bond.
  • Supporting Harem: They all end up becoming quite the admirers of "Sir Hilary Bray", but none of them is the main Bond Girl of the film.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Each of them could only eat one and only one kind of food as part of their treatment: chicken for Ruby; flatbread for the Indian girl, bananas for the Jamaican girl; and so on.
  • Unwitting Pawns: They all believe that they're just under an allergy/phobia treatment which in reality is part of a plan to destroy the world's entire agriculture and livestock.

Shaun Campbell
Played by: Bernard Horsfall

A MI6 operative who tries to aid Bond in Switzerland as part of Operation Bedlam.

  • Newspaper-Thin Disguise: He uses one when he surveils Bond in Switzerland, as seen in the picture.
  • Red Shirt: See Sacrificial Lamb below.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: He is spotted by Blofeld's men while escalating Piz Gloria. He is then killed and his body is left hanging to freeze near the cable car station of Piz Gloria.
  • The Voiceless: Subverted. He doesn't speak when he's surveilling Bond in Switzerland or while escalating Piz Gloria, but when he's captured by Blofeld's men and brought to him, Campbell loudly voices his complaints to Blofeld.

Sir Hilary Bray
Played by: George Baker

Professor in the London College of Arms, whom Bond impersonates in Piz Gloria.

Baker also provided the voice of Bray whilst Bond was imitating him.

  • Identity Impersonator: For a matter of national security, he agrees to allow Bond to impersonate him at Piz Gloria. He even has his details altered slightly so that Bond can be mistaken for him.
  • The Professor: Of heraldry in the London College of Arms.