Kristina Wayborn (Magda)

Kristina Wayborn (born 24 September 1950 in Nybro Sweden) is a Swedish-born actress who worked mostly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

Film information

Magda played by Kristina Wayborn is the first Bond Girl of Octopussy. James Bond notices her at the auction of the Fabergé egg and excitingly says to Jim Fanning “Now there is a lady”.

Magda appears again when Bond travels to India. Whilst in the hotel casino Bond offers Magda a drink that she declines, Bond makes it clear that he has the real egg and leaves the casino winning 200,000 rupees. After a failed assassination attempt by Gobinda and a visit to Q, Bond returns to his hotel to find Magda waiting for a romantic dinner. Magda steals the egg the next morning after seducing Bond, a plan 007 allows, so he can follow its location.

Magda appears in a number of scenes later in the film. She is present when Bond is held captive at the Monsoon Palace and aboard the Octopussy circus train. Magda also plays a vital part in the attack on Kamal’s palace at the end of the film.

Character information

Magda is a gorgeous blond who simmers with sexuality. Part of Octopussy’s cult she is sent to seduce Bond to recover the Fabergé egg, something she does with ease. Extremely athletic and intelligent, Magda is also an expert pick-pocket a talent used in Octopussy’s circus whilst the main acts are running.

Kristina Wayborn is excellent as Magda, especially when her athletic prowess is demonstrated at the end of the film.

Maud Adams (Octopussy)

Maud Solveig Christina Wikström (born 12 February 1945), known professionally as Maud Adams, is a Swedish actress, known for her roles as two different Bond girls: in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), and as the title character in Octopussy (1983).

Film information

Maud Adams returns to play the role of Octopussy in the film of the same name. Octopussy is seen for the first time when Kamal Khan visits the floating palace, a luxurious island full of beautiful women all part of the Octopussy cult.

After Bond escapes Kamal’s jungle hunt he pays Octopussy a visit. She introduces herself and seems very friendly towards Bond since 20 years earlier he had been sent to bring her father back for a court marshal, but allowed him to commit suicide rather than face the charges for murder and theft.

Bond spends a few nights with Octopussy before she has to go to Europe where she is taking the Octopussy circus, a front for jewellery smuggling partnered with Kamal. Octopussy appears in a number of other scenes in and around the Octopussy train.

Octopussy then appears towards the end of the film where Bond informs her that she has been double crossed by Kamal and the jewellery has been replaced with an atomic bomb. Bond, Octopussy and Q then head to India where they kill Kamal and Gobinda. Bond and Octopussy then end the film by sailing into the sunset.

Character information

Octopussy is certainly in a position of power. She has her own heavily guarded island, the floating palace in which only women are allowed. Octopussy trains the women and gives them a place in her various smuggling operations from circuses, carnivals, shipping and hotels. Kamal appears to report to Octopussy but he has he own plans about the jewellery smuggling operation. Octopussy and Bond seem to have a history and she believes that they are two of kind. Octopussy obviously knows Bond quite well when it comes to women as when 007 is escorted to his room she informs one of her assistants to double the guard in his quarters.

Other information

Maud Adams is the only person to appear in three Bond films (The Man With The Golden Gun, Octopussy and A View To A Kill). She is also the only person to play two different Bond Girls, Andrea Anders in The Man With The Golden Gun and Octopussy in Octopussy.

Britt Ekland (Mary Goodnight)

Britt-Marie Ekland (born 6 October 1942 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish actress and a long time resident of the United Kingdom. She is best known for her roles as a Bond Girl and in the British cult horror film The Wicker Man, as well as her marriage to actor Peter Sellers, and her high-profile social life.

Film information

Miss Mary Goodnight played by Britt Ekland is the final Bond Girl to appear in The Man With The Golden Gun. Miss Goodnight appears to assist Bond when he is following Andrea Anders in Hong Kong.

After Goodnight shows Bond where Miss Anders is staying, she hopes to spend the evening with Bond, but 007 declines, as he has his meeting with Hi-Fat. Later in the film Goodnight is embarrassingly pushed into the wardrobe of Bonds hotel room when Miss Anders enters Bonds bedroom.

At the meeting point with Miss Anders, Goodnight takes control of the Solex, but whilst placing a homer on Scaramanga car, gets pushed into the boot. Bond meets up with Goodnight on Scaramangas island where later she knocks the maintenance man into a pool of liquid helium. Bond and Goodnight manage to escape and after dealing with Nick Nack, Goodnight manages to finish what she started with Bond on a slow boat from China.

Character information

Britt Ekland doesn’t really get to show off her acting ability by portraying the character of Miss Goodnight. Goodnight is quite a bungling character that is quite clumsy. She is under instructions from M to provide Bond with any assistance she can. In reality she provides little assistance to Bond with some scenes being more a hindrance than a help.