Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

Gorgeous neglected wife of terrorist arms dealer Alex Dimitrios (Simon Abkarian), portrayed by Caterina Murino in Casino Royale. Solange succumbs to the charms of James Bond (Daniel Craig) on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, after 007 wins her husband’s Aston Martin DB5 in a poker game. It’s a short tryst for Bond—and a ticket to the afterlife for Solange, who pays the ultimate penalty for her indiscretion. Like Kissy in You Only Live Twice, the character’s name is never mentioned in the film itself but appears in the closing credits. The name Solange previously appeared in two Ian Fleming short stories: “007 in New York” and “From a View to a Kill,” featured in the collections Octopussy and For Your Eyes Only, respectively.


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