Saturday, 28 February 2015

Bond girl: Natalya Simonova

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Bond girl: Natalya Simonova
007 Film: GoldenEye (1995)

Bond connectionNatalya Fyodorovna Simonova works as a Level 2 programmer at the Severnaya facility of the Russian Space Forces, on work involving missile guidance systems. When the treasonous General Ouromov and Xenia Onatopp attack the station with a stolen Tiger helicopter, she is left the only survivor besides Boris Grishenko, who had allied himself with Ourumov and Alec Trevelyan, the plan's mastermind. She attempts to find Boris, whom she believes to be innocent; he meets her in a cathedral and turns her over to Onatopp.

Simonova and Bond, who have both been captured by Trevelyan, are trapped in the stolen Tiger helicopter. The helicopter fires missiles at itself, but Bond is able to eject the two, who are subsequently arrested by the Russian government.

Ourumov sets Bond free to clear his own name of murder; Bond escapes, but loses Natalya in the process. He then rescues her from Ourumov and Trevelyan, and they become lovers. The two then follow Trevelyan to Cuba.

Finally, the two assault Trevelyan's satellite base, where Natalya is able to prevent the rogue satellite Mischa from sending an electromagnetic pulse to destroy London. Natalya breaks into the computer room and resets the satellite's course to cause a burn up over the Atlantic Ocean. She destroys the GoldenEye satellite and commandeers a helicopter to pick up Bond and herself by using the gun Bond gave her. Natalya saves Bond right after he defeats Trevelyan. She and Bond leave in the helicopter and get dropped off a distance away. Jack Wade was waiting for the two. He picks them up in the helicopter.



  1. We're trying to locate either an image of and/or a place to buy the long coat Natalya Simonova is wearing in the scene where she visits the IBM store in Moscow. We've checked out The Take but nothing there. Can you help?

    1. Hello J.R., sorry for the late reply. We have asked Lindy Hemming, who is a costume designer of GoldenEye, about this and we are waiting for her answer

  2. Thanks very much. Found a design very similar to hers at an online store in CA for $655. The material is of course different - which leads me to believe that the coat was designed specifically for the actress and not commercially available.


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