Your Favourite Femme Fatale

MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
edited August 2014 in Bond Movies Posts: 5,080
Throughout the 23 films, Bond has encountered many women who have both seduced and tried to kill Bond. But which is your favourite? Feel free to rank them, too. Apologies if this is a duplicate thread.

My favourite, if wasn't obvious enough, is the exotic Mayday. Wacky, butch and inspired casting in Grace Jones, She is perhaps one of the most colourful characters to have braced the Bond series.

Honourable mentions: Fiona Volpe, Xenia Onatopp and Elektra King.
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  • Sorry, but I will have to say Miranda Frost. The one and only good thing in DAD...
  • edited August 2014 Posts: 368
    Miranda Frost! :)
    And I also like Xenia and Elektra... Broz just had the best femme fatales! ;)
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Fiona Volpe - she was the prototype and remains the best!
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    Fiona Volpe

    FF are very hard to get right but with Luciana Paluzzi she's perfect
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    Fiona Volpe and Xenia Onatopp.
  • edited July 2014 Posts: 4,622
    I do kinda like Rosamund Pike as Miranda Frost. She's my favourite. Honorable mention to Sophie Marceau as Elektra King. As the Craig era is known for dead, good Bond girls, the Broz era is known for it's all-star femme fatale casting, who also end up dead, but they are enemy operatives.
    Paluzzi though has iconic status as the first really fleshed out femme fatale.

    List of Bond femme fatales, a topic near and dear to my heart. :x
    Both major and minor. I left out Mei-Lei (Pussy's air hostess underling on GF's plane) as she did not exhibit villianous intent. Same thing with Sister Lily and Sister Rose from DN's hospitality team.

    This list would make another enjoyable Bond girl elimination game.

    Zena Marshall at Taro, DN
    Marguerite LeWars as DN's photographer
    Nadja Regin as Bonita, GF pts
    Luciana Paluzzi as Fiona Volpe, TB
    Karin Dor as Helga Brandt in YOLT
    Lola Larson as Bambi in DAF
    Trina Parks as Thumper in DAF
    Gloria Hendry as Rosie Carver in LALD
    Sue Vanner as Log Cabin Girl in TSWLM
    Caroline Munro as Naiomi in TSWLM
    Leila Shenna as Private Jet Hostess, MR pts
    Irka Bochenko as Blonde Beauty in MR
    Anne Lonneberg as Drax's Museum guide in MR
    Drax's other girls in MR
    Grace Jones as May Day, AVTAK
    Alison Doody as Jenny Flex in AVTAK
    Papillon Soo as Pan Ho in AVTAK
    Famke Janssen as Xenia Onatopp in GE
    Maria Grazia Cucinotta as Cigar Girl in TWINE
    Sophie Marceau as Elektra King in TWINE
    Rosamund Pike as Miranda Frost in DAD
    Ivana Milicevic as Ivanka in CR
  • KerimKerim Istanbul Not Constantinople
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    Fiona, then Xenia. Everyone else except May Day can battle for third.
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
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    timmer wrote: »
    I do kinda like Rosamund Pike as Miranda Frost. She's my favourite. Honorable mention to Sophie Marceau as Elektra King. As the Craig era is known for dead, good Bond girls, the Broz era is known for it's all-star femme fatale casting, who also end up dead, but they are enemy operatives.
    Paluzzi though has iconic status as the first really fleshed out femme fatale.

    List of Bond femme fatales, a topic near and dear to my heart. :x
    Both major and minor. I left out Mei-Lei (Pussy's air hostess underling on GF's plane) as she did not exhibit villianous intent. Same thing with Sister Lily and Sister Rose from DN's hospitality team.

    This list would make another enjoyable Bond girl elimination game.

    Zena Marshall at Taro, DN
    Marguerite LeWars as DN's photographer
    Nadja Regin as Bonita, GF pts
    Luciana Paluzzi as Fiona Volpe, TB
    Karin Dor as Helga Brandt in YOLT
    Lola Larson as Bambi in DAF
    Trina Parks as Thumper in DAF
    Gloria Hendry as Rosie Carver in LALD
    Sue Vanner as Log Cabin Girl in TSWLM
    Caroline Munro as Naiomi in TSWLM
    Leila Shenna as Private Jet Hostess, MR pts
    Irka Bochenko as Blonde Beauty in MR
    Anne Lonneberg as Drax's Museum guide in MR
    Drax's other girls in MR
    Grace Jones as May Day, AVTAK
    Alison Doody as Jenny Flex in AVTAK
    Papillon Soo as Pan Ho in AVTAK
    Famke Janssen as Xenia Onatopp in GE
    Maria Grazia Cucinotta as Cigar Girl in TWINE
    Sophie Marceau as Elektra King in TWINE
    Rosamund Pike as Miranda Frost in DAD
    Ivana Milicevic as Ivanka in CR

    Thank you for that list, @timmer.

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    To a young lad at the time, Caroline Munro's Naiomi made quite an impression!! I did think of the unconventional Grace Jones when I first read the opening sentence for this thread but likely only because I really like her Slave to the Rhythm 80's track.
  • TokolosheTokoloshe Under your bed
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    Do you like wild things Mr Bond, James Bond?

    *thud*
  • KerimKerim Istanbul Not Constantinople
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    Using May Day's Timmer's list.

    1. Fiona
    2. Xenia
    3. Elektra
    4. Helga
    5. Ms Taro
    6. Miranda
    7. Naomi
    8. Cigar Girl
    9. Jenny
    10. Valenka
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    timmer wrote: »
    I do kinda like Rosamund Pike as Miranda Frost. She's my favourite. Honorable mention to Sophie Marceau as Elektra King. As the Craig era is known for dead, good Bond girls, the Broz era is known for it's all-star femme fatale casting, who also end up dead, but they are enemy operatives.
    Paluzzi though has iconic status as the first really fleshed out femme fatale.

    List of Bond femme fatales, a topic near and dear to my heart. :x
    Both major and minor. I left out Mei-Lei (Pussy's air hostess underling on GF's plane) as she did not exhibit villianous intent. Same thing with Sister Lily and Sister Rose from DN's hospitality team.

    This list would make another enjoyable Bond girl elimination game.

    Zena Marshall at Taro, DN
    Marguerite LeWars as DN's photographer
    Nadja Regin as Bonita, GF pts
    Luciana Paluzzi as Fiona Volpe, TB
    Karin Dor as Helga Brandt in YOLT
    Lola Larson as Bambi in DAF
    Trina Parks as Thumper in DAF
    Gloria Hendry as Rosie Carver in LALD
    Sue Vanner as Log Cabin Girl in TSWLM
    Caroline Munro as Naiomi in TSWLM
    Leila Shenna as Private Jet Hostess, MR pts
    Irka Bochenko as Blonde Beauty in MR
    Anne Lonneberg as Drax's Museum guide in MR
    Drax's other girls in MR
    Grace Jones as May Day, AVTAK
    Alison Doody as Jenny Flex in AVTAK
    Papillon Soo as Pan Ho in AVTAK
    Famke Janssen as Xenia Onatopp in GE
    Maria Grazia Cucinotta as Cigar Girl in TWINE
    Sophie Marceau as Elektra King in TWINE
    Rosamund Pike as Miranda Frost in DAD
    Ivana Milicevic as Ivanka in CR

    Thank you for that list, @timmer.

    Thank you indeed.
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    My favorites are: Fiona, Xenia and Naomi, in that order.
  • edited August 2014 Posts: 251
    This is tough. I'll probably go with Fiona, with May Day a very close second, and Naomi, Miranda, and Miss Taro following closely behind.
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    I'm surprised quite a few people like Mayday, especially after she violated poor Rog in that bed.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Fiona Volpe reigns supreme.
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
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    BAIN123 wrote: »
    I'm surprised quite a few people like Mayday, especially after she violated poor Rog in that bed.

    Well, what is there to say?
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    JennyFlex wrote: »
    This is tough. I'll probably go with Fiona, with May Day a very close second, and Naomi, Miranda, and Miss Taro following closely behind.

    It's not Jenny Flex then?
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    BAIN123 wrote: »
    I'm surprised quite a few people like Mayday, especially after she violated poor Rog in that bed.

    Well, what is there to say?

    She is not perfect, but she is perfect for you.
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    Fiona and Xenia stand above them all for me. I can't decide which I prefer. I'll abide to my username and go with Xenia though. By a hair. Honestly those two ladies are probably in my top 5 favorite hench-people alongside Grant and Jaws. I love femme fatales.

    I like Miranda Frost and May Day a lot as well.
  • Fiona and Xenia, certainly...and Naomi, by all means... but let's have a little appreciation here for Bambi & Thumper, too! And hey, what about Fatima Blush? Is it her fault that NSNA isn't really a match for the films produced by Eon? No, not at all!...She's one of the most enjoyable facets to this flick if you ask me! So let's share the love for Fatima Blush while we're at it...
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    My favorite is definitely Xenia Onatopp, with honorable mentions to Fiona, May Day, Elektra, and Naomi.
  • Posts: 251
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    JennyFlex wrote: »
    This is tough. I'll probably go with Fiona, with May Day a very close second, and Naomi, Miranda, and Miss Taro following closely behind.

    It's not Jenny Flex then?

    You're right. Move every one a place down, and Jenny stands above them all.

    "I love an early morning ride."

  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    Fiona Volpe!

    Everyone else is a pale shell of an imitation.
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    Fiona Volpe!

    Everyone else is a pale shell of an imitation.
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    doubleoego wrote: »
    Fiona Volpe!

    Everyone else is a pale shell of an imitation.

    This.

    (Twice it would seem.) ;-)
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    doubleoego wrote: »
    Fiona Volpe!

    Everyone else is a pale shell of an imitation.

    This.

    (Twice it would seem.) ;-)

    I also agree with this statement - the original and the best!
  • edited August 2014 Posts: 4,622
    I am changing my vote to Fiona Volpe as #1.
    As much as I like Pike as Miranda Frost, its hard to top the original.

    re list posted above. I am thinking Mei Lei and Sisters Lily and Rose should be included after all. They may not have exhibited villainous intent. They are certainly not in the same league as Onatopp, Frost or Volpe...but they are all complicit, in less than savoury activity.
    They don't have epiphanies that we are aware of.
    Mei Lei was spying on Bond on behalf of her master, Goldfinger, via supervisor Pussy.
    Not exactly above board behaviour, that.
    And the good sisters, were complicit in drugging Bond and Honey's coffee. They are guilty of working with the Doctor, to render "guests" unconcious against their will.
    Bad girls, this pair, even if they were quite charming about it.
    I think all three qualify as fatales. These women were corrupted.
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    Would Marie in the PTS of DAF count?
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    I'm all for Frosty. I can't take my eyes off her when watching DAD. And it's good that she's in DAD. She helps the film tremendously with her presence. ;-)
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