Magda is Kamal Khan's henchwoman and Octopussy's right hand woman and her most trusted partner in the Octopus Cult. The character was created specifically for the 1983 film Octopussy and was portrayed by Kristina Wayborn.
Magda is first seen at the auction of a Fabergé egg named "Property of a Lady" with Kamal Khan. Bond notices her by saying "Now there is a lady." Magda informs Khan of the missing copy they have lost, and thus Khan has to bid for his own egg in order to return it to the Russian vaults and uncover their operation. James Bond and an SIS art assessor bid against them, replacing the real egg with Kahn's missing copy, which was retrieved by agent 009 at the cost of his life. Finally, Bond allows them to have the jewel, after having augmented its price considerably. In the switch, Bond manages to steal the authentic egg.
After it becomes clear that Bond has the egg, Magda is sent to seduce Bond to retrieve it. She steals the egg from him after a date and escapes through the balcony. Bond allows this so he can follow the egg. After her escape Bond is attacked by Gobinda. At Khan's Monsoon Palace, Magda witnesses Bond escaping but does not tell. Later, Magda is seen at the Octopussy circus as the ringmaster.
Magda also has an Octopussy Tattoo on her bottom. The Octopus her tattoo is based on is in reality actually based on one of the most dangerous species of Octopus in the world, the Blue Ringed Octopus which also Octopussy keeps as a pet.
Magda also didn't willingly change sides. She only changed after discovering a bomb planted by Khan. Although she even seemed hesitant about changing then even telling Octopussy that it could ruin their entire operation. After being informed of Khan's betrayel, Magda sets out for revenge and joins Bond to help take down Kamal and his remaining henchmen.
Behind the scenes
- She may be a loose adaption of Maria Freudenstein as both are henchman, both have similar names (Ma being the first of five letters), and both are involved with Faberge Egg.