The Greatest
James Bond Girls



Quantum of Solace, 007 (2008)


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Greatest Bond Girls in James Bond Films
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Quantum of Solace, 007 (2008)
d. Marc Forster

Camille Montes (Olga Kurylenko)

Bond (Daniel Craig) had traveled to Port Au Prince, Haiti to trace bad-guy geologist Mr. Edmund Slate (Neil Jackson) to his room in the dilapidated Hotel Dessalines. After killing Slate and picking up his metal briefcase at the front desk, Bond walked outside, where pretty Camille Montes (Olga Kurylenko) drove by in a metallic gold Ford Ka and ordered Bond: "Get in." She was there to pick up geologist Slate, a colleague of her ruthless boss-lover Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), and was not expecting someone like Bond. In the briefcase were documents and a gun, revealing that Camille was being double-crossed and targeted for elimination by her own lover. After grabbing the gun and firing it at Bond - and missing, Bond jumped from the car as she sped off.

He followed her by motorbike to the dock area where she marched up to Dominic and confronted him about the plot to kill her. He countered her accusations, and offered his own suspicions about her revenge against his ally - deposed and exiled Bolivian General Medrano (Joaquin Cosio): "I always got the feeling that you were only sleeping with me to get to General Medrano." When Medrano arrived by speedboat, he recalled to Greene how he had viciously murdered Bolivian military leader Ernesto Montes and his beautiful Russian wife/dancer, the parents of Camille when she was a child. [She later described how Medrano had killed her father when she was younger, and forced her to watch as her mother and sister were raped and then strangled to death. He then set their house on fire, causing burn-marks on her back.]

To "sweeten the deal" with Medrano (the instigation of a coup d'etat and takeover of the Bolivian government), in exchange for giving Greene some barren desert land in Bolivia, the villain 'gave' ex-employee/lover Camille to the General as they were introduced - so she could be sexually assaulted and then murdered and dumped overboard. During a thrilling boat chase action scene, Bond rescued a reluctant Camille (he unknowingly interrupted her from her own plan to seek revenge against Medrano) and whisked her away.

Later, she confronted Greene at his Eco-Park charity fund-raiser and cocktail party in Bolivia, and criticized his hypocritical statements in front of his potential contributors. She bargained with Greene: "Tell me where Medrano is and maybe you won't lose any more investors." As he was about to push her from the balcony and make it look like an accident, Bond appeared and saved her. Greene snidely remarked: "She won't go to bed with you unless you give her something she really wants. It's a shame because she's really quite stunning once you get her on her back." She snapped back: "I wish I could say the feeling was mutual." Bond pulled her away and insisted she show him Greene's Tierra Project.

On a flight in a DC-3 plane into the desert to view the worthless land intending to be obtained by Greene, she admitted that she was part of Bolivian Secret Service. She had infiltrated Greene's organization by having sex with him. When they were shot at by an attacking jet fighter and Bell helicopter, and their plane was about to crash, they safely escaped by parachuting together with only one parachute, and landed in a subterranean sinkhole cave.

They both realized that they were using Greene to get to somebody else -- seeking revenge for deaths that took their loved ones. After emerging from the sinkhole, and discovering Greene's secret plan to dam up the country's water supply for monopolized electrical power, they ventured together to La Perla de las Dunas, a luxury hotel in the Bolivian desert, where Medrano and other Bolivian officials (including the army and police chief) were paid off in Euros in exchange for the large plot of desert land, and for support of a Bolivian coup.

As explosions were set off in the hotel by Bond, Camille sought after the depraved Medrano to kill him in one of the hotel rooms where he was raping the hotel's receptionist (Oona Chaplin). After fighting him in hand-to-hand combat, she shot him dead, taunting in Spanish: "This time you will burn" -- while remembering Bond's earlier advice: "You only need one shot. Make it count."

Afterwards, she was rescued from the inferno by Bond when he shot at a hydrogen fuel cell and blasted an escape hole for them in the hotel's wall.

Bond kissed Camille as she left from a local train station and departed from him - she told him: "I wish I could set you free. But your prison is in there" - lovingly touching his head and face.









Quantum of Solace, 007 (2008)

Miss (Strawberry) Fields (Gemma Arterton)

Officially referred to as "Miss Fields," the closing credits gave her full name as "Strawberry Fields" - a reference to the Beatles' musical film Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978). She was tall and red-haired like strawberries.

The MI6 agent (Gemma Arterton) confronted Bond at the La Paz, Bolivia airport - wearing boots and a drab tan raincoat. She was an office employee of the British consulate there. She informed him that she had been ordered by the highest authorities to turn him around onto the next plane flight to London. When she said the next flight was the following morning, he replied: "Well then, we have all night."

He refused to stay at a cheap hotel, the Boliviar, she had arranged (she claimed it fit her cover as a teacher on sabbatical) and ordered their taxi to take them to the fancy Andean Grand Hotel. He registered them at the front desk, speaking Spanish and claiming that they had just won the lottery. To lure her to his bedroom, he claimed he couldn't locate the stationary. She scoffed at him.

Bond received an invitation to attend the Eco-Park charity fund-raiser and cocktail party held later that evening by the film's chief villain Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric). While Bond was in bed with Miss Fields, she mentioned her anger at being deceived: "Do you know how angry I am at myself?" Bond kissed her naked back as he replied: "I can't imagine. You must be furious." She claimed she couldn't attend the party: "But I have nothing to wear." Bond tossed her back on the bed, and quipped: "We'll fix that" before they made love.

After she attended the Eco-Park fundraiser as Bond's date, the next morning she wrote a one-word warning note to Bond ("RUN") just before she unfortunately met a grisly fate at the hands of the film's charismatic yet ruthless Greene. He had Miss Fields killed by drowning her in crude oil - and her blackened body was stretched out on their hotel bed. M (Judi Dench) told a shocked Bond: "You might like to tell her your theory about there being no oil. Her lungs are full of it" - Bond knew otherwise.

It was Greene's attempt at "misdirection" - the villain's main objective in the film was water, not oil.

[Note: this film's death scene paid homage to the iconic and memorable death scene in the earlier Bond film Goldfinger (1964) of villain Goldfinger's escort Jill Masterson (Shirley Eaton) painted entirely with gold paint and lying on a bed - dead due to skin suffocation.]









Greatest Bond Girls in James Bond Films
(chronological, each Bond film a separate page)
Introduction | Dr. No (1962) | From Russia With Love (1963) | Goldfinger (1964) | Thunderball (1965)
You Only Live Twice (1967) | On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) | Diamonds are Forever (1971) | Live and Let Die (1973)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) | The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) | Moonraker (1979) | For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Octopussy (1983) | A View to a Kill (1985) | The Living Daylights (1987) | Licence to Kill (1989)
GoldenEye (1995) | Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) | The World is Not Enough (1999) | Die Another Day (2002)
Casino Royale (2006) | Quantum of Solace (2008) | Skyfall (2012) | Unofficial Never Say Never Again (1983)

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