BRANDT, HELGA

Entry Source: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin


(a.k.a. Number 11): Female nemesis of James Bond (Sean Connery) in You Only Live Twice, portrayed by German beauty Karin Dor. Posing as the confidential secretary of Mr. Osato (Teru Shimada), the spectacularly built Brandt is in reality a SPECTRE agent.

Schooled in the Fiona Volpe style of assassination, she unsuccessfully tries to kill Bond by leaving him trapped in a disabled private plane. Her failure spells her own doom when a dissatisfied Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Donald Pleasence) opens a mechanical footbridge, causing her to fall into his private piranha pool. When it comes to his agents’ failed assassination attempts against 007, Blofeld never has a reassuring word or a forgiving heart.