Characters: The Spy Who Loved Me

Characters specific to The Spy Who Loved Me. For those in the entire film franchise, see here.

Anya Amasova, a.k.a. Agent Triple X

Played by: Barbara Bach

A KGB agent sent to team up with Bond against Stromberg. She is the lover of an agent Bond killed in the opening sequence and vows revenge.

  • Damsel in Distress: In the climax.
  • Distaff Counterpart: A female alter-ego to 007. To the point where she's introduced to the audience in a manner identical to the way Bond is—canoodling with her lover. The first of that kind, but not much of an Action Girl actually.
  • Easily Forgiven: Well not quite easy but she does end up sleeping with Bond despite the fact he killed her lover.
  • Enemy Mine: The entire plot of the movie from her perspective.
  • Faux Action Girl: Is presented as a Distaff Counterpart to Bond, but doesn't have the same role in the action as he does. She also steals the microfilm to Bond once the dirty job is done by him, and ultimately needs to be rescued by him in the climax.

Karl Stromberg

Played by: Curd Jürgens

A billionaire shipping magnate who intends to exterminate mankind by triggering global thermonuclear war between the East and West so that he can restart human civilization in the ocean.

  • Captain Ersatz: He is remarkably similar to Captain Nemo. A man with such love of the sea and contempt to the western world that he would want it completely annihilated so he would live in peace under the sea.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Noticeably weaker than many of the usual Bond villains.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: His plan to build his underwater utopia involves annihilating civilization on the surface using the stolen submarines to nuke New York and Moscow, thus triggering a global nuclear war.
  • Red Right Hand: He has webbed fingers.


Played by: Richard Kiel

A henchman who works for Stromberg. He is distinctive for his metal teeth, huge stature and his persistence in surviving everything that gets thrown at him (or falls on him).

He reappears in Moonraker.

  • Adaptational Badass: He is loosely based on the villain Sol "Horror" Horowitz from Ian Fleming's The Spy Who Loved Me. Sol is a thug with a metal-capped teeth who roughs up a woman, and later gets unceremoniously killed by Bond while he tries to make a getaway on a car with his partner (who outlives him). Jaws, however, is a man who just won't die, and is one of the most remembered aspects of the film, and its subsequent sequel.
  • Balls of Steel: Literally.
  • The Brute: He's Stormberg's main muscle. He's also clever at times.
  • Determinator: Having rubble fall over you? Get back out. Being left in a ruin the desert? Walk back on foot. Being thrown out of a train or falling off a cliff? Walk away as if nothing happened. Falling in a Shark Pool? Kill the shark. Being left in the middle of the ocean with no land in sight? Swim for shore anyway.
  • The Dragon: To the Big Bad.
  • Dragon Their Feet: Not only does he live longer than Stormberg, he doesn't die.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: His badassery combined with the physical comedy of the actor playing him earned him enough of a following that he earned the distinction of being the only henchman to make a second appearance, in Moonraker.
  • Genius Bruiser: Not only is he very big, very strong, and very tough, but he's also surprisingly intelligent and shows himself to be quite clever at setting up ambushes.
  • Giant Mook: Probably the most prominent example in the James Bond franchise.
  • Implacable Man: He's a little more emotional than is usual for this trope, his facial expressions show traces of Oh, Crap whenever he's about to get pummelled again, but he always survives and he doesn't stop coming.
  • Joker Immunity: A rarety among Bond villains. He shouldn't be able to survive the things that's happening to him, but he does anyway.
  • Made of Iron: He survives electrocution, car crashes, being pummelled into a building by a run-away cable car, kicked through the window of a moving train, fighting a shark, the explosion and sinking of the base immediately after the shark fight... and FALLING FROM ORBIT (off-screen)! And he'd pick himself up, dust off his lapels, straighten his tie and casually stroll away.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor
  • Only One Name
  • Psycho for Hire
  • The Voiceless: Has a single line at the end of Moonraker, but otherwise completely silent.


Played by: Milton Reid

Another henchman working for Stromberg. He tries to kill Bond separately from Jaws but is soon dispatched.


Played by: Caroline Munro

She is Karl Stromberg's personal helicopter pilot and assistant. She is first seen in the film escorting Professor Beckman and Dr. Markovitz in the Atlantis to see Stromberg and then exits. When we next see her, she is escorting Bond and Triple X, who are posing as a marine biologist and his wife, on a boat to Atlantis to meet Stromberg. Bond flirts with Naomi, enraging Triple X. While Bond has his meeting with Stromberg, Naomi entertains Triple X, showing her around the base. Naomi later chases Bond and Triple X in a helicopter and opens fire on them all over the highways of Sardinia until the Lotus comes to a port which it immediately drives off into the water. Naomi hovers overhead, believing she's won. Bond then arms a surface-to-air missile and blows Naomi's copter out of the sky.

Sergei Barsov

Played by: Michael Billington

Anya Amasova's lover. A KGB agent who ends up dead while trying to kill Bond in Austria in the pre-credits sequence.

The log cabin girl

Played by: Sue Vanner

A woman seen in the pre-credit sequence, she has spent some intimate time with Bond in Berngarten, Austria. She is actually a KGB mole, and she warns Sergei Barsov and his squad when Bond is leaving the log cabin so they can ambush and kill him.

  • Honey Trap: It can be reasonably assumed that she was ordered to seduce Bond so that it would be possible for the KGB to assassinate him.