Irma Bunt is a close aide of SPECTRE chief Ernst Stavro Blofeld. She first appears in the Ian Fleming novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service and went on to appear in his subsequent novel, You Only Live Twice.

The character subsequently appeared in the 1969 film adaptation of On Her Majesty's Secret Service portrayed by German actress Ilse Steppat. The role was Steppat's first English speaking part; it would also prove to be her last.

Bunt also appears in the Raymond Benson short story "Blast From the Past", only published in the January 1997 issue of Playboy magazine.

Novel biography

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

The literary version of Irma Bunt appears in two of Ian Fleming's novels: OHMSS and its sequel, You Only Live Twice, wherein she appears to have a relationship with Blofeld, referring to him as "lieber Ernst" (dear Ernst) and adopting the alias of his wife. She also doesn't kill Bond's wife as Blofeld is the one who shoots her. She is killed by Bond in an explosion.

You Only Live Twice

Blast From the Past

Irma Bunt also appears in Raymond Benson's "Blast From the Past" short story, only published in the January 1997 issue of Playboy. In this sequel to the book You Only Live Twice; after almost being killed by James Bond, she takes revenge upon the secret agent. Her last experience at the hands of Bond disfigured part of her head, which required her to wear a mask over a prosthetic skull. She seeks revenge on Bond for this, as well as for killing her mentor Blofeld. She begins her revenge plan by killing James Suzuki, whose parents were James Bond and Kissy Suzuki.

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