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Martine Blanchaud (Sue Vanner)

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Martine Blanchaud is a KGB henchman who acts as bait in a Soviet attempt to assassinate 007. She appears in the pre-credits sequence of the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me and was portrayed by Sue Vanner.

In the film's accompanying novelization, James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me the character is given a name - Martine Blanchaud - and a greater role in the plot. She is credited as Log Cabin Girl.

Film biography

This unnamed girl was seen making love to James Bond in a log cabin located on the top of the French Alps. As the two lie together on a fur rug, Bond receives a telex message via his watch ordering him to report back to MI6. 007 meets the girl's protests with a casual "sorry darling, something came up." As Bond pulls on his clothes a group of four armed men approach the cabin on skis.

Girl: "But, James, I need you."
Bond: "So does England!"
―Bond prepares the leave the cabin.[src]

As soon as Bond leaves, she is revealed to be working with the KGB. Extracting a radio transmitter from a nearby handbag, she informs the leader of the group - KGB agent Sergei Barsov - that Bond has just left. Barsov acknowledges her message, leading to a chase sequence across the alps. The girl is not seen again and her fate is left unrevealed.

Trivia

  • It is highly likely her novelization name is the same as in the film, seeing as how both were written by the same person.

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