Bond girl: Andrea Anders

Bond girl: Andrea Anders

February 27, 2015 0 By 007 Travelers
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Bond girl: Andrea Anders

007 Film: The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Actress: Maud Adams

Bond connection: Andrea Anders is Francisco Scaramanga‘s mistress. She is seen with Scaramanga on his private island, first helping him dry off after a swim and sunbathes with him. After the pre-title sequence, the plot for the story becomes clear. James Bond has been sent a note from Scaramanga, a famous assassin, with a golden bullet engraved with 007. As the plot unfolds it becomes clear that Miss Anders sent the note and the bullet hoping Bond would come and eventually kill Scaramanga. She considers Scaramanga a “monster” but she cannot just leave him because, according to her, people just don’t walk out on him.

After watching the mysterious Miss Anders collect a shipment of Scaramanga’s custom-made gold bullets from a casino in Macau, Bond follows her back to her hotel in Hong Kong and walks in on her as she showers. Startled, she opens the shower door and points a Beretta (Bond quips ‘a water pistol?’) at him. Demanding a bathrobe she escorts him out of the bathroom at gunpoint.

As she makes a call to the reception desk, Bond lifts and opens the cigarette packet containing Lazar’s bullets. Unnerved, she orders him to give them to her. He obliges and as he passes her the packet, he knocks the weapon from her hand and pins her to the bed. Bond proceeds to interrogate her about her connection with Scaramanga, threatening first to break her arm if she refuses and then slapping her when she proves uncooperative. She reveals that she is his mistress and divulges his location for that evening; the Bottoms Up Club.

Later that evening, after assassinating British scientist Gibson, Scaramanga returns to his Junk moored in Hong Kong harbor. Anders is in bed awaiting him. Drawing the golden gun from his jacket pocket, he sensuously caresses her arm and lips with the weapon, eliciting a fearful and repulsed response from the girl.

She later meets Bond again in his hotel room, where she says that she wants Scaramanga dead and she says that Bond can have anything. Bond considers the solex agitator, and Anders says that he can have her as well (saying she is not unattractive). She then changes into a light blue bathrobe which Bond admits is charming, and Anders turns off the light. Bond and Anders kiss and Bond says that sending the bullet to MI6 was an inspiration. He then opens up her bathrobe, and drops it. It falls to the floor leaving her completely naked. That night Andrea goes back to Scaramanga and as she puts way her jewelry, she sees the solex.

The next morning, Bond meets Miss Anders to pick up the Solex, but finds she has already been shot and killed after Scaramanga discovers her deceit, Scaramanga shooting her in such a manner that the bullet strikes her heart but the entry wound is partially concealled by her jacket. It is unknown if Bond killed Scaramanga for revenge on Andrea or just to keep his promise.