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     James Bond 
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     Sir Frederick Gray 
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    Ferarra 

Luigi Ferarra

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Played by: John Moreno

MI6's man in northern Italy, Ferarra is assigned to help Bond locate Locque in Cortina. He is murdered by Locque as part of Krustatos' scheme to frame Columbo.


  • And This Is for...: Bond throws Locque's dove pin into his teetering car and says "You left this with Ferarra" before kicking the car off the cliff.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Ferarra thinks Kristatos is an Anglophile and a reliable informant, and takes Bond to him for information on Locque's whereabouts, not realising that Locque is working for Kristatos. To be fair, Bond is also taken in by Kristatos' act.
  • Killed Offscreen: His death isn't featured onscreen, Bond simply finds him dead in his car.
  • Mauve Shirt: Gets a little more characterisation than the typical Bond movie Sacrificial Lamb. Bond is genuinely fond of him, and when he kills Locque, his And This Is for... is for Ferarra, not Countess Lisl.
  • Nice Hat: He is never seen without his Tyrolean hat.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Gets murdered by Locque.
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Bond's Allies

     Melina/Judy Havelock 

Melina/Judy Havelock

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"James is counting on a surprise."
Played by: Carole Bouquet

In the film, Melina Havelock is the daughter of marine archaeologists who were murdered while tracking down the ATAC's whereabouts. In the book, Judy Havelock is a woman whose parents were killed for refusing to take up Gonzales's offer.


  • Action Girl: Melina is one of the most resourceful Bond girls in the franchise who isn't a trained agent.
  • Adaptation Name Change: In the original short story, her first name was Judy.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the book, she successfully kills the man behind her parents' death but immediately cracks up afterwards, needing Bond to save her from the guy's underlings. The movie version is far from invincible, but displays no such compunctions and tags along with Bond to kill several more Mooks.
  • Archer Archetype: Her trademark weapon is a crossbow.
  • The Alleged Car: Her Citroën 2CV. Bond looks utterly deflated the first time he sees it. Subverted in that despite being subjected to a high-speed chase, it manages to stay in one piece by the end of it. Roger Moore even admitted that it was his favorite of all the cars he drove during his tenure.
  • Battle Couple: They face the villains together for most of the film (Bond to retrieve the ATAC equipment, Melina to avenge her parents) and become a couple in the end.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Bond's life the first time they meet by creating a distraction when she kills Hector Gonzales.
  • Break the Cutie: Melina is smiling and happy in her first scene in the film. Then their parents are murdered, and for the rest of the film she remains angry or sad, smiling only thanks to Bond.
  • Cold Sniper: She uses her crossbow with deadly accuracy.
  • Damsel in Distress: Downplayed. Although Melina is saved by Bond on more than one occasion, she also saves his life several times throughout the film. Plus, she's the only Bond Girl of the Roger Moore Era who doesn't have to be rescued by him at the climax, even breaking into the villain's secret base with him.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Probably the iciest of all the Bond girls. She initially thinks only of her revenge, and treats Bond harshly, seeing him only as a government agent that she doesn't know whether or not to trust. Throughout the movie, getting to know Bond better, she begins to feel romantic feelings for him. He makes her laugh and smile at a tragic time in her life, and a deleted scene shows her failing to hide her jealousy when she learns that Bond spent the night with the Countess. In the final scene of the movie, Melina becomes the happy and optimistic woman she was before her parents' murder, and makes love to Bond.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: She is hostile to Bond at first, but they both soon realize that they can trust each other.
  • Girl of the Week: The main Bond girl of the film.
  • Gorgeous Greek: Half of one anyways, but she strongly identifies as one and is definitely gorgeous as the resident Bond Girl.
  • Lady in Red: She is briefly seen wearing a pretty looking red dress at the casino as Bond and Countess Lisl leave.
  • May–December Romance: Carole Bouquet is thirty years younger than Roger Moore. It is telling that Bond's relationship with Melina is more of a father and daughter than romantic, with the only sex scene taking place at the end of the movie.
  • Mixed Ancestry: She's half-English and half-Greek, though she swings more for her Greek side, shown as how she greets her mother in Greek, and knows her way around the streets of Greece very well. She also insists on avenging her parents on the grounds that "Greek women, like Elektra (no, not that Elektra), always avenge the loved ones".
  • Ms. Fanservice: Averted, surprisingly enough. While she's quite beautiful, Melina is never particularly sexualized during the film. The closest she comes is wearing a shirt and bikini bottoms during the keelhauling scene.
  • Older Than They Look: According to the script, Melina is 27 years old. The actress Carole Bouquet was 24 years old when she acted in this film.
  • Race Lift: She was Anglo-Jamacian in the short story. In the film, she's Anglo-Greek.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She has pale skin, dark hair and is the main Bond girl of the film, natch.
  • Revenge: Hunts down Hector Gonzales, the hitman who killed her parents, and later the man who ordered the murder, Kristatos, although she isn't the one who finishes him.
  • Weapon of Choice: Her crossbow.
  • You Killed My Father: Goes on a quest of revenge for the people who murdered her parents.

     Columbo 

Milos Columbo

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"I smuggle, yes. I smuggle gold, diamonds, cigarettes, pistachio nuts... but no heroin."
Played by: Chaim Topol

Kristatos' former friend and smuggling partner.


  • Adaptational Heroism: Like all of Fleming's Anti Heroes, Columbo is massively toned down in the film. In the book, he cheerfully admits to having a part in truly despicable vocations, including sex slavery and murder-for-hire, yet is still treated as a Lovable Rogue at worst due to being on the "right" side of the Cold War. In the film, it's Kristatos who gives this description of Columbo to Bond in an effort to make him seem worse than he really is; indeed, Columbo himself reveals Kristatos was actually describing his own operations. Columbo is really only in comparatively small-scale businesses including diamonds, gold, cigarettes, and... pistachio nuts.
  • Anti-Hero: Type II. He's a smuggler, but he isn't in the drug trade; he fought Nazis in his youth, and is very willing to help Bond against Kristatos.
  • Badass Mustache: Has a mustache. With his badassery, it makes him look like a (paunchier) Greek Magnum.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Arguably a thinner version of the usual type, but he's still very cheerful while kicking ass. Topol after all can easily come off as a thinner version of BRIAN BLESSED.
  • Drugs Are Bad: He'll smuggle gold, weapons, anything, but not heroin, which he notes because Kristatos accused him to Bond of doing just that.
  • From Camouflage to Criminal: He fought in World War II and against the Communists, then became a smuggler. What sets him apart from Kristatos is that he never sold out his country.
  • Good All Along: Kristatos played Bond like a fiddle by framing Columbo, while Columbo actually isn't behind the KGB operation — Kristatos is.
  • The Kindnapper: Columbo's men knock Bond out after the murder attempt of Locque that took the life of Lisl, and they bring him onboard Columbo's yacht so the latter can explain what's really going on about Kristatos. Then Columbo and Bond ally themselves to bring Kristatos down.
  • Lovable Rogue: He's a very affable smuggler.
  • The Rival: He was friends with Kristatos during World War II.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pistachios. He is always seen eating them, and uses them as an alarm in one scene. Topol suggested them as a trademark of the character.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He was friends with Kristatos during World War II.

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Villains

Kristatos's Gang

     Kristatos 

Aristotle "Ari" Kristatos

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"Oh, leave the legs free. They'll make appetizing bait."
Played by: Julian Glover

A Greek smuggler planning to expand his fortune by selling the ATAC system to the KGB.


  • Affably Evil: Very suave and polite when meeting Bond prior to the Mole reveal, and maintains a polite tone even after this.
  • Bad Boss: One of your men falls into shark-infested waters? "Bah! Leave him!"
  • Beard of Evil: Sports a white goatee.
  • Big Bad: He's the man tapped by the KGB and General Gogol to recover the ATAC system after he was responsible for downing the ship it was on, and he brings Melina and Bond/MI6 into the equation and his blood feud with Columbo when he has Locque pay Gonzales to kill Melina's parents.
  • Big Bad Friend: He was once friends with Columbo.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Serves as his Fatal Flaw, as he's made a career out of it. He was a member of the Greek Resistance in WWII who was secretly working against them for the Nazis. When the Nazis won anyway, he switched his allegiance to the Soviets, despite the Nazis and Soviets being enemies, simply because they paid good money. While in the Resistance he made contacts with MI6 and through them, uses Bond to try and kill his rival Colombo, another ex-Resistance fighter who found out about his treachery. He also has no qualms at all about abandoning his own men to their deaths if it becomes convenient. Ultimately, Kristatos is only loyal to himself, but this bites him hard as his former friend Columbo stabs him in the back.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: In "Ricisco", Bond shoots him. In the film, Colombo throws a knife in his back.
  • Dissonant Serenity: His leisurely demeanor during Bond's fight with Kriegler. The two men are throwing one another around the room violently, breaking things, while Kristatos just...calmly walks past them to retrieve the ATAC, then just as calmly walks past them again and out of the room.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When Bond offers to double what he's getting if he releases Melina, he replies that he never goes back on a deal, as it would be bad for his reputation.
  • From Camouflage to Criminal: A World War II veteran who was awarded the King's Medal for resistance fighting and later fought against the Communists. Now he's not only involved in smuggling, but is a Soviet agent.
  • In the Back: Ultimately gets knifed in the back by Columbo.
  • Karmic Death: Gets a knife in the back from the man he betrayed, Columbo, who ended the feud with his death and adopted Bibi as her new sponsor.
  • The Mole: Columbo discovered that Kristatos was this in WWII when he found out that he was a mole for the Nazis. This was made worse when Kristatos then became a mole to the Soviet Union, entered drug smuggling and managed to get into the British high ranks without them knowing he's a double agent, leading directly to the blood feud. MI6 and Bond were just as displeased as Columbo when they discovered the truth and realized he intended to turn the ATAC over to Gogol.
  • The Quisling: According to Columbo, he was a double agent during the 1950s Greek Civil War.
  • The Rival: He was friends with Columbo during World War II.
  • Treacherous Quest Giver: He initially approaches Bond as a friend and manages to convince him that it's Columbo who is the Big Bad, in the hopes that Bond will help him kill his long time rival. It's only by the third act of the film that Bond figures out it's Kristatos who's the real villain and teams up with Columbo to take him down.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: The British gave him a King's Medal for his services during the wars, not knowing he was a double agent and is in fact working against Britain and NATO. To the public he is simply a wealthy businessman, philanthropist and sports patron, while secretly he is a ruthless drug smuggler. Bond even spends the first half of the movie thinking he is an ally and doesn't learn the truth until later.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He was friends with Columbo during World War II.

     Eric Kriegler 

Eric Kriegler

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"St. Cyril's? All right... I'll arrange the pickup."
Played by: John Wyman

A German biathlon champion, he is also a KGB agent, in charge of helping Kristatos to retrieve the ATAC system for the Soviets.


  • The Brute: The strongest guy in Kristatos' gang.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: At the end of the ski chase, he lifts his damaged bike and throws it at Bond.
  • Cold Sniper: With his biathlon rifle.
  • Cool Bike: Rides a Yamaha XT 500 with snow tires during the ski chase. The headlights conceal machine guns.
  • Death Glare: Just have a look at the picture...
  • Disney Villain Death: Bond knocks him out the window of St. Cyril's, a mountaintop monastery. Needless to say, it's a long way down.
  • The Dragon: To Kristatos; he's the last adversary Bond deals with in this film since Columbo chases Kristatos himself.
  • Expy: Of Red Grant from From Russia with Love and Hans from You Only Live Twice as he is also a tall, blonde muscular henchman like them.
  • Giant Mook: Like Hans, he's a good head taller than Bond and able to No-Sell multiple body blows. He also throws Bond around like a rag doll up until Bond shoves him out a window and off a cliff.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Bond uses the candelabra that Kriegler was using one minute earlier to hit the heavy stone Kriegler was holding, causing Kriegler to fall out the window.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Seemingly justified for once. While it's said that he's a biathlon champion yet none of his shots come close to hitting Bond, it's really hard to hit a moving target, and biathlon players are trained only to hit stationary targets.
  • Jerkass: Aside from being a murderous KGB agent, Kriegler just seems unpleasant in general. He's constantly wearing a Death Glare, scowls at Bibi Dahl whenever she tries to get near him, and enjoys terrorizing Bond during his attempts to snipe him at the ski resort.
  • Shirtless Scene: When he's aboard the Havelocks' boat.
  • We ARE Struggling Together: Is distrustful of Kristatos and especially doesn't seem to like the fact the smuggler won't let him just take the ATAC to Gogol, instead saddling him with Apostis as a babysitter while they wait at St. Cyril's.

     Emile Leopold Locque 

Emile Leopold Locque

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Played by: Michael Gothard

A Belgian criminal and associate of Kristatos. He hired Hector Gonzales to kill Melina's parents.


  • Ax-Crazy: Strangled his own psychiatrist while he was in prison.
  • Death Glare: He is always squinting his eyes.
  • Decomposite Character: He takes Kristatos' role from the short story at the warehouse raid.
  • Disney Villain Death: After ending up on an edge of a cliff with his car, Bond sends him careening down.
    Bond: He had no head for heights.
  • The Dragon: He is the one running errands for Kristatos until his demise.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: His octagonal glasses is one of his defining features.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: After witnessing Gonzales' death, he simply picks up the money case meant for him and leaves the premises.
  • Psycho for Hire: According to his Interpol file.
  • The Voiceless: He doesn't utter a single word. Weirdly enough, in one scene he's seen making a phone call in his car, but he isn't heard.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Runs over Columbo's mistress with a buggy.

     Apostis 

Apostis

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Played by: Jack Klaff

One of Kristatos' henchmen.


  • Battle Butler: He's Kristatos' faithful chauffeur... and one of the smuggler's most dangerous assassins, known by name to Columbo's organization, and he isn't afraid to risk life and limb to dislodge Bond from the cliff at St. Cyril's.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Bet you didn't you'd ever see the small role of Kristatos' chauffeur again after he drops Bond and the Countess off at her place.
  • Disney Villain Death: After taking a piton to the chest during his cliffside struggle with Bond, he falls (a very long way) to the bottom. Subverted in that we actually see him land. Very hard. Ouch.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He sure is calm, damn near emotionless, really, whilst rappelling down after Bond and dislodging his pitons one by one.
  • Fearsome Foot: When Bond reaches the top of the cliff at St. Cyril's, he suddenly finds Apostis' feet waiting for him. The evil chauffeur promptly kicks him off.
  • Mook Lieutenant: He appears to be commanding the guards at St. Cyril's.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Initially introduced as just a chauffeur. He later comes the closest out of any of the villains to killing 007.
  • Plummet Perspective: When Apostis falls down the cliff, there's a really wide shot of the entire valley showing just how far he has to go before reaching bottom.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Despite having a name, he doesn't say much and only really has one action scene, but it's a doozy; a borderline Boss in Mook's Clothing, he comes shockingly close to killing Bond.
  • Undying Loyalty: He sure is willing to risk his life for Kristatos, considering that he rappels down after Bond to fight him on the side of the mountain without any proper safety equipment.
  • We ARE Struggling Together: Really doesn't like Kriegler.

     Claus 

Claus

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Played by: Charles Dance

Another one of Kristatos' henchmen.


  • Early-Bird Cameo: He's one of the motorcycle-riding henchmen who chases Bond in Italy. He later turns up in a slightly larger role assisting Locque in the attack against Bond and the Countess on the beach.
  • In the Back: Shot in the back by one of Columbo's men with a speargun.
  • Mooks: He's just a disposable thug who happens to have a name.

Other Villains

    Wheelchair Villain 
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     Hector Gonzales 

Hector Gonzales

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"Walther PPK. Standard issue of the British Secret Service. Licence to kill... or be killed."
Played by: Stefan Kalipha

A freelance Cuban hitman hired by Locque to kill Melina's parents. Melina kills him before Bond can get any bit of information (doesn't help that he's jumped by Gonzales's thugs before he can interrogate him, which happens right before Melina shoots him), though she saved Bond's life in the process and Bond had enough clues to identify Locque afterwards.


Other Characters

    General Gogol 
See here.

     Bibi Dahl 

Bibi Dahl

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"Farewell Mr. Bond, but not goodbye!"

A young ice skating prodigy and Kristatos' protégée. She has a tendency to develop crushes on men that are much older than her, including Bond of course.


  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: While she isn't Kristatos' daughter, she certainly acts the part once she is brought to St Cyril in Greece. Then again, she doesn't know why she's been taken far away from her ice skating training.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: She's blonde, and the most overtly sexual girl in the film.
  • Fille Fatale: For one thing, she isn't a virgin. Even Bond is left briefly speechless.
  • Girl of the Week: Averted. Bond really doesn't want to woo her.
  • Improbable Sports Skills: She seems to be great at gymnastics too as seen when she trains in Sr. Cyril, though she still very much prefers figure skating.
  • Likes Older Men: She has the hots for men who are much older than her.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She ends up naked in Bond's bed at some point. With Modesty Bedsheet. Then there's the shots of her gymnastics training in leotards.
  • Nice Girl: She's very friendly and lovable.
  • Punny Name: "Baby Doll", anyone?
  • She's Got Legs: She's got very gracious legs. They're on display when she's seen training in gymnastics in St Cyril.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Of a non-harmful sort. She goes as far as putting herself naked in Bond's bed, but doesn't insist once Bond makes it clear that he's not up for it.

    Jacoba Brink 

Jacoba Brink

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Played by: Jill Bennett

Jacoba Brink is a former champion figure now employed by Kristatos as Bibi's coach. When she realises exactly how evil Kristatos is, she attempts to leave with Bibi, and then helps Bond and Columbo to invade Kristatos' fortress.—-

  • Cool Old Lady: A little stern, perhaps, but she can really keep her head in a crisis.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Jacoba is the sports coach version and imposes a rigorous training regime on Bibi.

    Countess Lisl von Schlaf 

Countess Lisl von Schlaf

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Played by: Cassandra Harris

Milos Columbo's mistress, Lisl is sent by Columbo to lure Bond into a Honey Trap and find out who he is and why he is investigating him. After succumbing to Bond's charms, she is murdered by Locque.


  • Car Fu: Is killed when Locque runs her down with a dune buggy.
  • Fake Aristocrat: Implied, although it is possible she might have obtained the title through marriage.
  • Fauxreigner: Lisl is not really an Austrian contess, but is actually from Liverpool.
  • Honey Trap: Lisl and Columbo stage an argument to allow her to hook up with Bond and find out who he is and what he knows.
  • The Mistress: To Columbo. Kristatos even describes her as a 'high-price mistress' to Bond.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: The Trope Namer. In-Universe, her Austrian accent reverts to Liverpudlian when she gets tipsy.
  • The Shill: Lisl shills for Columbo's casino: encouraging others to bet. We watch her do this to poor Bunky when Bond's luck is running hot.

     The Prime Minister 

The Prime Minister

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"Well, really, Mr. Bond!"
Played by: Janet Brown

The British Prime Minister (most certainly Margaret Thatcher). She appears in the closing scene alongside her husband Denis (John Wells). She is patched by Bill Tanner, Sir Frederick Gray and Q through a transmitter in Bond's watch, via a secure satellite link. She thanks Bond for his efforts to protect the nation but Bond has left his watch next to Melina's parrot which says "Give us a kiss" to her. She does not realize that a parrot is talking to her.


  • Historical Domain Character: A very rare (if not unique, give or take a Leonid Brezhnev stand-in in the next film) occurrence in the Bond series.
  • Housewife: She's depicted as this, doing the call from her kitchen, while she's cooking, complete with her scolding her husband for trying to spoil his appetite like a little kid.
  • Minor Major Character: The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and only appears in the closing scene.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: While she's very cleary Margaret Thatcher, she's only credited as "The Prime Minister". Still, the fact that she calls her husband "Denis" and he's credited as such is a dead giveaway.
  • No Name Given: Her name is never pronounced. Not that it's really needed.

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