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Tracy di Vicenzo Bond
Countess Teresa "Tracy" Draco di Vicenzo Bond
Played by: Diana RiggA 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.
- 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:Tracy: Teresa was 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 Vicenzo" 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.
- Most of the time in a back and forth with Bond.
- Driven to Suicide: Her first appearance has her attempting suicide over the loss of her family.
- Drives Like Crazy: During the stock car chase.
- Feet-First Introduction: How Tracy is introduced in the ice rink in Switzerland later on. Diana Rigg couldn't ice skate, so a stunt double was used.
- 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: Averted. She ends up being the girl of Bond's life, more exactly.
- Grievous Bottley Harm: After Blofeld orders Grunther and a mook to take care of Tracy during the helicopter attack on Piz Gloria, she takes a wine bottle and smashes it on the mook's head. Afterwards, she briefly tries to defend herself from Grunther with the broken bottle, until he disarms her.
- Happily Married: Ends up being with James for the rest of her life which isn't a very long one
- Mafia Princess: Her father, Marc-Ange Draco, is the leader of Union Corse, an organized crime syndicate.
- Pretty in Mink: She wears a red fox coat.
- 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.
- Show Some Leg: When she recognises her father's voice on the radio from the approaching "Red Cross" helicopters, she immediately starts being nice to Blofeld, who gets annoyed when one of his men tries to draw his attention to them.
- Suicide by Sea: In her first scene, she tries to commit suicide by walking into the ocean but is saved by James Bond. It was only one of her self-destructive behaviors, which included gambling with money she didn't have.
Ernst Stavro Blofeld
See his character sheet here.
Played by: Gabriele FerzettiHead 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.
Played by: Ilse SteppatBlofeld's Swiss henchwoman who manages the care for the "Death Angels" and assists in the attempts to eliminate Bond.
- 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.
- 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; her actor died three days after the film premiered. 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 BorienkoA stocky imposing character, Grunther is a henchman to Blofeld and head of security at Piz Gloria.
The "Death Angels"
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 SchellTwelve 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: While her age is never specified (her actress was 23 at the time), Ruby Bartlett acts much younger and less mature than the rest of the "Death Angels", and she relentlessly pursues Bond.
- Flat Character: 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 Pawn: 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.
Played by: Bernard HorsfallA MI6 operative who tries to aid Bond in Switzerland as part of Operation Bedlam.
- Newspaper-Thin Disguise: He hides his face with a newspaper when he surveils Bond in Switzerland.
- Red Shirt: He seems to be introduced to the plot just to show that Blofeld is still dangerous.
- Sacrificial Lion: He is killed after being spotted by Blofeld's men while escalating Piz Gloria and his body is left hanging to freeze near the cable car station.
- The Voiceless: Subverted. He's introduced surveying Bond (rather sinisterly) in Switzerland and doesn't speak there, nor 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
Sir Hilary Bray
Played by: George BakerProfessor in the London College of Arms, whom Bond impersonates in Piz Gloria.Baker also provided the voice of Bray whilst Bond was imitating him. (He had nearly been cast as Bond himself, and semi-jokingly maintained he recorded enough of Bond's dialogue that he should have been credited as Bond too!)
- Adaptation Expansion/Composite Character: The novel's version of Bray never appears, and Bond's contact at the College of Arms is another character. The film merges the two.
- 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.