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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 6:52 a.m. PST

I'll start it off.

Rosa Klebb, Soviet Agent, the consummate defender of Marxism – From Russia With Love (1963)

That Rosa was like a dog on a bone. She had a mission and was going to see it through to the very end. Wow, SHE persisted! I loved her knife shoe too.

She was a million kinds of creepy, plain nasty at times. She was willing to become whatever it took to make the Free World pay and to bring it down.

So, who is your favorite female villain?

Dan

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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 7:00 a.m. PST

Definitely Rosa Kleb.

Allen5715 Sep 2017 7:04 a.m. PST

Kleb. She was the only believable villain in the Bond movies.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 7:51 a.m. PST

And here she is singing.
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 8:20 a.m. PST

Ha! She's Klebb the (Shoe) Knife!

Dab

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 8:31 a.m. PST

A number of memorable "Bond Girls" at least start in their films as baddies. Honor Blackman, Gloria Hendry, Caroline Munro. Even Romanova in From Russia with Love is playing a double game at first. I can't remember her character's name, but wasn't lovely Sophie Marceau another pseudo-villain?

Kleb is certainly the most memorable through-and-through villainess.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 8:42 a.m. PST

Ok, Dab…good one. thumbs up

Unfortunately, those types were and aren't limited to the silver screen. Look around and listen.

Dave

mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 10:17 a.m. PST

Pussy Galore, hands down. I remember being mortified when her name first came up in Goldfinger…my 10 year old self sitting between my Mom and my sister in the movie theater was pretty certain it was a reference to what I thought it meant, especially when I heard a few chuckles in the audience. Of course, it was never mentioned on the way home, or ever, for that matter!

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 10:31 a.m. PST

May Day

Personal logo Cyrus the Great Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 12:12 p.m. PST

Grace Jones as May Day.

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Sobieski15 Sep 2017 1:22 p.m. PST

Kleb is a renegade – she ISN'T a defender of Marxism.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 1:25 p.m. PST

Lol. Of course. The Soviet Colonel simply trained female Soviet assassins out of the Istanbul consulate. And she was in charge of enemy interrogations and many other things on behalf of the Marxist regime. And she started her career with POUM (Partido Obrero de Unificación Marxista) during the Spanish Civil War.* She seemed to be everywhere "the cause" required it.

I keep forgetting that it's everyone else from Cold War history and fiction that gets to be judged for the crazies produced in their own ranks. :)

Dan
* The decadent agents of Western imperialist and capitalist governments kept thwarting some of her missions. Nevertheless, she persisted.
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(She's a fictional character, by the way)

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 1:51 p.m. PST

Rosa Kleb, she gave me nightmares as a child!

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 3:21 p.m. PST

I'd have to vote for Pussy Galore. I don't think that I have to explain why. evil grin

Personal logo Unlucky General Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2017 10:31 a.m. PST

Fatima Blush.

Crazyivanov17 Sep 2017 11:01 a.m. PST

May Day is my favorite. I really like A View To A Kill, like the entire Moore era, as it understands that it is faintly ridiculous, and it actively works in its favor. Plus it isn't universally reviled like Mooraker because "Space Suck" or whatever.

If you want realism in Bond Kleb is a good go, though I always had a soft spot for Xenia Onatop.

Ottoathome17 Sep 2017 1:58 p.m. PST

Mrs. Moneypenny

She's the mistressmind behind Spectre

Crazyivanov17 Sep 2017 7:22 p.m. PST

Ottoahome, did you know they were actually considering the actress who played the original Moneypenny for the role of M in the Brosnan era? Then you know, they got access to Dame Judy Dench, and when you have access to Dame Judy Dench, you go with Dame Judy Dench.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2017 7:39 p.m. PST

Dame, that Judy Dench! :)

Dan

Sobieski19 Sep 2017 12:37 a.m. PST

Ohhhhh, she brought so much to the role!

Ottoathome19 Sep 2017 5:46 a.m. PST

Dear Crazyivanov

Did YOU know that Dame Judy Dench played, in the nude, Titania, Queen of the Fairies, in the 1968 movie of Shakespeare's "Midsummer Nights Dream", nude? I believe it also had a very, very young, Diana Rigg playing Helena, Ian Richardson (also nude) as Oberon, Ian Holm as Puck, and David Warner as Lysander, and many other stars.\

Old Wolfman19 Sep 2017 6:36 a.m. PST

Looked like Rosa was wearing the insignia of a Soviet major.

Dr Argent30 Sep 2017 7:49 p.m. PST

Most memorable was the machine gun granny at the guard post in Goldfinger

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Pyrate Captain10 Oct 2017 4:48 a.m. PST

Pussy Galore – Any woman that wears a Rolex GMT Master wins my heart, no matter which side she's on.

MacColla16 Oct 2017 4:17 a.m. PST

Another vote for Xenia Onatopp!

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