The Greatest
James Bond Girls

Spectre (2015)

See also Greatest Film Series Franchises: James Bond Films (illustrated)

See also James Bond Films - Summary
Greatest Bond Girls in James Bond Films
Title Screen
Film Title/Year/Director, Bond Girl (Actress)

Spectre (2015)
d. Sam Mendes

Estrella (Stephanie Sigman)

In the opening Day of the Dead sequence in Mexico City, an un-named masked female accompanied costumed James Bond (Daniel Craig) through the parade crowds, up an elevator, and to his hotel room.

After a quick kiss, she laid on the bed expecting to have sex, presumably, saw Bond changing out of his costume into his customary suit (off-screen), and asked: "Where are you going?" Bond replied: "I won't be long" - and departed to complete his mission - and he never returned.

Spectre (2015)
d. Sam Mendes

Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci)

After killing her husband in Mexico City in the opening sequence, mysterious Italian mobster/assassin Marco Sciarra (Alessandro Cremona), Bond met Lucia, the dead man's widow, during his funeral in Rome.

That evening, Bond entered her villa, shot two of her bodyguards (who were about to assassinate her), and began to seduce her. As he kissed her and unzipped the back of her dress, he asked: "Did your husband ever mention 'The Pale King'?" She told him about her husband's worldwide criminal organization that was planning a rare meeting that evening (at midnight) at the Palazzo Cardenza to choose a replacement.

After a sexual encounter (off-screen) with Lucia, Bond promised her that he would get her safely out of Rome, before leaving to attend the secret meeting.


Spectre (2015)
d. Sam Mendes

Dr. Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux)

Bond posed as a patient at the Hoffler Clinic in the Austrian Alps, where he was to be treated for psychological and emotional issues by Dr. Madeleine Swann, the daughter of Bond's old nemesis Mr. White (Jesper Christensen) (nicknamed "The Pale King", and now out of favor in the Quantum organization - a subsidiary of a larger criminal organization known as SPECTRE). White had committed suicide two days earlier in Bond's presence (he was dying of radiation poisoning). Bond told her of the death and that he had promised her father to protect her.

He raced to rescue Dr. Swann when she was kidnapped and driven away by SPECTRE's newly-appointed assassin Mr. Hinx (Dave Bautista). After killing most of her kidnappers in a convoy of black Jeeps, she informed Bond about the name of the one organization headed up by the very-much-alive Franz Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz): SPECTRE.

The two traveled to Tangier, Morocco, where they booked an L'Americain hotel suite where her father had celebrated his wedding anniversary annually with his family. When she stumbled into Bond's arms on her way to bed, she severely cautioned him: "Don't think for one moment this is where I fall into your arms seeking solace for my dead daddy...Come anywhere near me and I'll kill you." She was awakened when he busted through the hotel room's wall into a secretly built-in 'safe house' area with photos, map coordinates, and videotapes, leading them to their next destination.

Bond deduced that White was looking for Oberhauser ("He was looking for him, and he sent me here to finish the job") - and the information would take them to the villain's isolated operations base in North Africa at a massive crater in the Saharan Desert. Swann insisted on joining Bond on his dangerous journey ("I want to understand what happened to my father").

Dr. Swann and Bond traveled in separate train compartments in North Africa to their destination in the desert. While formally-dressed and sharing vodka martinis in the dining car, brutal assassin Mr. Hinx attacked (Bond saw his approaching reflection in his glass) and a vicious struggle ensued. Swann fired shots to help protect a weakened Bond, who was able to wrap a rope/chain around Hinx' neck - he was flung off the train when a series of heavy beer kegs attached to the rope (tossed off the train one by one) dragged Hinx from the open kitchen freight door - he spoke his only line of dialogue before his death: "S--t!"

Inflamed by the violence, Swann asked Bond: "What do we do now?" - and the two had sex (off-screen) after ripping off each other's clothes. After arriving at an abandoned train station the next morning, the two were transported by car to SPECTRE's solar-powered headquarters (surrounded by bodyguards) - built within a crater in the middle of the Saharan desert, with massive evidence of information-gathering equipment. Villainous Franz Oberhauser (aka Ernst Stavro Blofeld) revealed SPECTRE's intelligence gathering ability and plan for world domination.

She was forced to witness Bond's torture by drills penetrating into his brain. Escape from torture occurred when she kissed Bond (hoping he could still recognize her face), and he passed her his detonated exploding wrist watch. She tossed it at Oberhauser - it exploded and disfigured him, while they fled. Outside, Bond blew up the entire facility before fleeing with her in a helicopter, to return to London.

In London, Swann expressly told Bond that she didn't want to continue with him and his way of life, and said goodbye: "James, I can't...No, I can't...I can't go back to this life. And I'm not going to ask you to change. This is who you are." She added: "Take care. You're a good man, James."

However, when she was again abducted by Blofeld and Bond had only three minutes to locate and save her inside the derelict M16 building, he was able to again successfully rescue her and safely escape by boat with her onto the Thames River. Bond shot down Blofeld's departing helicopter, spared killing him, and allowed M (Ralph Fiennes) to arrest him.

The next morning, Bond departed with Madeleine, after telling his assistant Q (Ben Whishaw) that he wanted his old Aston Martin DB5 automobile back: "There's just one thing I need" - the film's final line of dialogue.

Spectre (2015)
d. Sam Mendes

Miss Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris)

Although Moneypenny was Bond's trusted secretary, she admitted that she had a boyfriend (Tam Williams) who was with her late one night when he called for information from Rome.

She reminded Bond:

"It's called life, James. You should try it some time."

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) | Spectre (2015) | No Time to Die (2021) | Unofficial Never Say Never Again (1983)

Previous Page Next Page