The SPECTRE heirarchy

The leadership of SPECTRE, as seen in Thunderball (1965).

The following is a list of SPECTRE members, organized by their assigned numbers. The SPECTRE cabinet had a total of 21 members. Ernst Stavro Blofeld was the chairman and leader because he founded the organisation, and Largo was elected by the cabinet to be second in command. The members of the head board of SPECTRE went by numbers (e.g.: Number 1) as codenames. In the novels, the numbers of members were initially assigned at random and then rotated by two digits every month to prevent detection. In the films the number indicates rank: Blofeld is always referred to as "Number 1" and Emilio Largo, in the film Thunderball, is "Number 2".


Classic film continuity

This list shows all SPECTRE board members mentioned in the official film series:

Name No. Film Portrayed by
Classic Blofeld (animated)
Ernst Stavro Blofeld 1

From Russia with Love,
You Only Live Twice,
On Her Majesty's ...,
Diamonds Are Forever,
For Your Eyes Only


Anthony Dawson,
Eric Pohlmann (voice),
Donald Pleasence,
Telly Savalas,
Charles Gray,
John Hollis,
Robert Rietty (voice),

Christoph Waltz

Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi) - Profile
Emilio Largo 2 Thunderball

Adolfo Celi,
Robert Rietty (voice)

Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya) - Profile

Rosa Klebb


From Russia with Love

Lotte Lenya
Burt Kwouk (Micro)
Unknown You Only Live Twice Burt Kwouk
Count Lippe (Guy Doleman) - Profile
Count Lippe 4 Thunderball Guy Doleman
Michael Chow (Micro)
Unknown You Only Live Twice Michael Chow
Kronsteen (Vladek Sheybal) - Profile
Tov Kronsteen 5 From Russia with Love Vladek Sheybal
Philip Stone (Micro)
Unknown Thunderball Philip Stone
Jacques Bouvar (Bob Simmons) - Profile
Jacques Bouvar 6 Bob Simmons
Cecil Cheng (Micro)
Unknown 7 Cecil Cheng
Unknown - Infobox
Unknown 8 No film appearance --
Clive Cazes (Micro)
Pierre Borraud 9


Clive Cazes
André Maranne (Micro)
10 André Maranne
Fiona Volpe (Luciana Paluzzi) - Profile
Fiona Volpe Luciana Paluzzi
Gábor Baraker

Murray Kash

Helga Brandt - Profile
Helga Brandt You Only Live Twice Karin Dor
Dr No - Profile
Dr. Julius No -- Dr. No Joseph Wiseman

Modern film continuity

Name Film Portrayed by
Blofeld (Christoph Waltz) - Profile
Ernst Stavro Blofeld


Christoph Waltz

Mr. White - Profile
Mr. White Casino Royale,
Quantum of Solace,
Jesper Christensen
Moriarty 04
Max Denbigh Spectre Andrew Scott
Le Chiffre Casino Royale Mads Mikkelsen
Dominic Greene Quantum of Solace Mathieu Amalric
Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem) - Profile
Raoul Silva Skyfall Javier Bardem

Never Say Never Again

This list shows all SPECTRE board members mentioned in the unofficial films:

Name No. Film Portrayed by
Blofeld (Max von Sydow) - Profile
Ernst Stavro Blofeld -- Never Say Never Again Max von Sydow
Maximillian Largo - Profile
Maximillian Largo 1 Klaus Maria Brandauer
Fatima Blush - Profile
Fatima Blush 12 Barbara Carrera


This list shows all SPECTRE board members mentioned in the Ian Fleming novel Thunderball:

Name No. Description
Blofeld - Thunderball (George Almond) Ernst Stavro Blofeld 2 Leader and founder of SPECTRE.
Emilio Largo by George Almond - Profile
Emilio Largo 1 Second-in-command of SPECTRE and designated by Blofeld to oversee all field operations for Plan Omega.
Fonda 4 An Italian who recruited Petacchi for the plot.
Pierre Borraud 12 A member of the Unione Corse; had sex with a girl that he kidnapped for ransom. As a punishment, Blofeld electrocuted Borraud and returned half of the ransom money to the girl's father as compensation.
Marius Domingue 7 Another Unione Corse man; highly trustworthy, but singled out by Blofeld for a lecture in order to throw Borraud off guard.
Strelik 10 A former SMERSH member; shot dead by Largo for questioning the loyalty of the other SPECTRE members.
Unknown 11 Another ex-SMERSH operative.
Kotze Kotze 5 Formerly known as Emil Traut; an East German physicist who defected to the West. Later defects to NATO and reveals all he knows about SPECTRE.
Unknown 6 Kills Lippe at the behest of Blofeld for being unreliable.
Unknown 14 A former Gestapo officer.
Unknown 17 Finds Domino scanning the Disco Volante with a Geiger counter in search of the stolen atomic bombs; reports her to Largo, who takes her prisoner and tortures her.
Maslov 18 Formerly known as Kandinsky; a Polish electronics expert who resigned from Philips AG.
Bunt Irma Bunt ? Blofeld's matron at Piz Gloria who later becomes his wife in Japan.