Bond girl: Xenia Onatopp

Bond girl: Xenia Onatopp

February 28, 2015 0 By 007 Travelers
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Bond girl: Xenia Onatopp
007 Film: GoldenEye (1995)

Actress: Famke Janssen

Bond connection: Xenia Sergeyevna Onatoppborn in the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, is a former officer and fighter pilot in the Soviet Air Force. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, she joins the crime syndicate Janus, led by renegade MI6 agent Alec Trevelyan. Early in the movie, Bond gets into a car chase with her, meets her at a casino, and places her under surveillance.

A beautiful, seductive woman who derives sexual satisfaction from killing, she is a classic and quite literal femme fatale. In one scene, she lures a Canadian admiral, Chuck Farrell, onto a yacht moored off Monte Carlo and, engaging in violent sexual intercourse, suffocates him to death by squeezing her legs around him incredibly hard; she moans in pleasure as he moans in pain, and reaches orgasm as he dies. Meanwhile, a fellow operative steals his NATO ID, granting them access to a Eurocopter Tiger aboard a French warship anchored off Monte Carlo.

Onatopp then hijacks the prototype Eurocopter Tiger by killing the two pilots. Later, she and turncoat Russian General Arkady Ourumov use the hijacked Tiger in an attack on the Severnaya satellite control center in central Siberia, where they steal the controller for the GoldenEye electromagnetic pulse (EMP) satellite weapon. During the attack, she fires an AKS-74U carbine around the control room, murdering all the military personnel and civilian technicians present, again getting sexually aroused in the process (something that clearly bothers Ourumov). She then appears as Bond’s link to the Janus group. In a meeting arranged by Bond’s dealings with Valentin Zukovsky, a Russian arms dealer, Onatopp arrives to meet Bond as he swims lengths in the Turkish Baths of his hotel – The St. Petersburg Grand. Initially sneaking around the pool, Bond discovers her presence and hurls her into the steam room. Onatopp attempts to seduce Bond, forcefully kissing him and coercing the agent to set down his weapon, before biting his lip, causing him to hurl her at the wall. Following a period of violent foreplay where Onatopp crushes Bond between her thighs, Bond finally draws his weapon on her and demands to be taken to Janus.

In her final encounter with Bond in Cuba, she ambushes him and Natalya Simonova by rappeling from a helicopter and begins torturing him between her legs. However, Bond is able to connect the rope she rappelled down to her safety harness, grabs her AK-74 rifle, and shoots down the helicopter with her rifle. The result pulls Onatopp off Bond and sends her flying, screaming, into the crotch of a tree, with her safety harness ironically crushing her by the stomach to death.