A View To A Kill marks the last appearance of Lois Maxwell, who played Miss Moneypenny since Dr. No.
Joining Diana Rigg and Honor Blackman, Patrick Macnee, who plays another MI6 agent, becomes the third star of The Avengers to appear in a Bond film.
Grace Jones was cast as May-Day for the sole reason of her popularity with the children at the time. The producers wanted to bring in a whole new crowd for a Bond film.
Before filming began, the 007 studios at Pinewood burned down. Cubby Broccoli built a new one in four months.
Christopher Walken (Zorin) had been a Bond fan since he saw From Russia With Love at the age of 15.
Tanya Roberts was chosen due to her role in the cheesy movie, The Beastmaster.
The film was supposed to be named "From A View To A Kill". On the end of the movie "Octopussy" it says that James Bond will return in "From A View To A Kill". They changed the title about 3 or 4 months before they started filming it.
Dolph Lundgren posed as a KGB agent and was, at the time, the lover of Grace Jones.
Alison Doody, who plays Jenny Flex, does not sleep with Roger Moore. She does manage to grab herself a Bond four years later in 1989, when she hooks up with Sean Connery in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.