Bond girl: Dominique “Domino” Derval

Bond girl: Dominique “Domino” Derval

February 15, 2015 0 By 007 Travelers
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Bond girl: Dominique “Domino” Derval
007 FilmThunderball (1965)

ActressClaudine Auger

Bond connection: Dominique Derval is seen when Bond is swimming in Nassau, her foot gets stuck in coral on the ocean floor but Bond sets her free. She swims up to her boat and thanks Bond. Bond swims back to his boat with his Nassau contact, Paula Caplan. Paula takes care of their boat, as Bond is about to learn more about Domino. Domino and Bond have lunch on the beach, but Quist spies on the two. A sign that Domino had to go back to the the yacht Disco Volante. At the hotel Bond stayed in, Bond sees Domino with Emilio Largo, Domino smoking a cigar, as Bond bids in the game against Largo. Domino tells Largo that Bond has pressed her to a drink. Domino and Bond slow-dance outside but Largo collects her.

At Largo’s home, Palmyra, Domino is swimming when Bond visits. She leaves Bond with Largo to make lunch. Largo invites Bond to the Nassau Junkanoo. After attending the Junkanoo with Bond, Domino tells Bond that Felix Leiter is trying to contact him. He leaves Felix with Domino, to go and search for Paula, who had been kidnapped by Fiona Volpe. It turns out Paula committed suicide by swallowing cyanide.

Domino sees Bond in the water the next day and they make love. They go on shore and Bond tells the rather mis-understood Domino the entire predicament: that her brother was killed by Largo and Largo plans to make a nuclear holocaust with the bombs SPECTRE gave him. She helps Bond kill Vargas and spies on board the Disco Volante but is caught and tortured by Largo. Domino gets back and shoots Largo in the back with a harpoon just as he is about to kill Bond. Bond and Domino jump off Volante as it is about to run aground and explode. The two are saved by the CIA and are carried off into the air by a sky hook.