Villains

Casino Royale (TV) (1954)

Le Chiffre
Le Chiffre
Played by Peter Lorre
Peter Lorre played the husky French villain in the 1954 made-for-tv unofficial Bond movie Casino Royale, as a Soviet spy and adversary of Bond and Leiter. His vice is the card game baccarat and plays against Bond but loses 87 million francs, and is eventually shot and killed by Bond.

 

Dr. No (1962)

Dr. Julius No
Dr. Julius No
Played by Joseph Wiseman
Joseph Wiseman played the first Bond villain very faithful to his Fleming counterpart. The cold-calculating Doctor had a plan to dominate the world by controlling US space ship launches from his Jamaican island. Dr. No was half Chinese and half German, and had metal prothesis replacing his arms.

 

From Russia with Love (1963)

Rosa Klebb
Rosa Klebb
Played by Lotte Lenya
Klebb defected from SMERSH to join SPECTRE as their number 3. She entices Bond into a trap by using a LEKTOR decoder and beautiful Russian cypher clerk as a bait. She possesses the infamous poison-tipped shoes that Bond has to avoid in a fight scene in the film.

 

Goldfinger (1964)

Auric Goldfinger
Auric Goldfinger
Played by Gert Frobe
Goldfinger is a strange millionaire with an obsession for gold. His plan is to blow a nuclear bomb in Ft. Knox to devalue US gold and increase the worth of his own.

 

Thunderball (1965)

Emilio Largo
Emilio Largo
Played by Adolfo Celi
SPECTRE’s number two and one of their best agents, Largo hijacks two nuclear missiles in Thunderball and threatens to launch them if the US won’t pay ransom. Largo is a very ruthless man, and goes as far as torturing his own mistress when he finds her untrustworthy.

 

You Only Live Twice (1967)

Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Played by Donald Pleasence
For appearing in a total of seven Bond movies, SPECTRE head Blofeld is probably the most famous Bond villain ever. The cat-loving madman first pitted against Bond in From Russia With Love although we didn’t see his face; It wasn’t until 1967 that the producers decided to reveal his face in You Only Live Twice.

 

Casino Royale  (1967)

Vesper Lynd
Vesper Lynd
Played by Ursula Andress
Lynd is the leading lady for the 1967’s Casino Royale parody and is a double agent actually working for SMERSH. Ursula Andress is better remembered for role as Honey Ryder in Dr. No.

 

M (McTarry)
M (McTarry)
Played by John Huston
The head of MI6 visits David Niven’s retired Sir James Bond with an entourage of spy world leaders to coax him out of retirement. They all want Bond to help in ridding the world of SMERSH who has been killing agents. Bond dismisses the call to arms on account of M’s “flame throwing fountain pens,” being joke spies. Eventually, M orders a mortar attack on Bond’s mansion because of his refusal to come back, killing himself in the process.

 

Le Chiffre
Le Chiffre
Played by Orson Welles
The burly Le Chiffre is desperate to obtain money by any means to repay what he has embezzled from the SMERSH organization before he is caught and executed.

 

Jimmy Bond / Dr. Noah
Jimmy Bond / Dr. Noah
Played by Woody Allen
Jimmy Bond is an MI6 agent who is the nephew of Sir James Bond. He is eventually found to have defected and is identified as Dr. Noah in SMERSH.

 

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Played by Telly Savalas
Blofeld reveals his face in 1969’s OHMSS. Bond accompanies Blofeld in his Swiss Alps headquarters, where his plans for the production of a super-human race would be carried out.

 

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Played by Charles Gray
Charles Gray returns to the Bond series after playing Bond’s contact in You Only Live Twice. In Diamonds Are Forever, Blofeld stockpiles diamonds to make a laser satellite capable of destroying targets on earth. Gustav Graves’ plan for world domincation to Die Another Day is very similar to this plan.

 

Live and Let Die (1973)

Dr. Kananga (aka Mr. Big)
Dr. Kananga (aka Mr. Big)
Played by Yaphet Kotto
Kananga is the two-faced Caribbean criminal who plans to flood the American heroin market. He instills fear in his enemies and loyalty in his henchmen by cleverly using voodoo as a cover for his business. His plans came to an explosive end after swallowing Bond’s compressed air bullet in the end of Live and Let Die.

 

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

Fransisco Scaramanga
Fransisco Scaramanga
Played by Sir Christopher Lee
Scaramanga plays the title character in The Man With The Golden Gun, as the the best and most highly paid assassin in the world (at $1 million a ‘hit’). He plans to monopolise solar power and when Bond gives chase, Scaramanga challenges him to a duel on his island. Of course, 007 comes out as a winner. Coincidentally, actor Christopher Lee is Ian Fleming’s cousin.