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Bond girl: Fiona Volpe

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Bond girl: Fiona Volpe
007 FilmThunderball (1965)

ActressLuciana Paluzzi

Bond connection: A deadly assassin in SPECTRE’s execution branch, she becomes NATO pilot Major François Derval’s mistress in order to steal a Vulcan bomber and its precious cargo of two atomic bombs, which SPECTRE plans to use for a blackmail operation. 

Fiona Volpe approaches Bond as he is dancing with another woman. Assuming Volpe is his wife, the woman abruptly leaves, and the pair begin slow-dancing. As they dance another henchmen takes aim at Bond from behind a nearby curtain. Bond notices in time and spins Volpe into the path of the bullet, piercing her spine and killing her instantly. Her henchmen flee and 007 drops Volpe’s corpse into a nearby chair, quipping to the couple sitting at the table “mind if my friend sits this one out? She’s just dead.”

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