Miss Taro (Zena Marshall)

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Miss Taro is a character and henchman appearing in Dr. No. She was the secretary to Pleydell Smith (the Chief Secretary of the colonial government in Jamaica) and an informant working for the villain, Dr. Julius No. While she provides an important, but small role in the novel, in the film her role in the story was expanded significantly. She was portrayed by Zena Marshall.

Film biography

As in the novel, Miss Taro works as secretary to the Colonial Secretary, Mr. Pleydell Smith in Kingston Jamaica. After meeting with Smith, Bond catches her leaning against the door attempting to listen into the pair's conversation. Bond confronts her, she claims she was searching for the files on Dr. No. Bond invites her to tour the island with him later that afternoon.

Later, she calls Bond at his hotel and invites him to her home in attempt to lure him into an ambush. En route, an attempt is made on his life by The Three Blind Mice. They fail and to her surprise, Bond arrives at her home unharmed. After receiving a telephone call from her handlers, she is ordered to keep him at her home until other assassins arrive. So she seduces Bond and the two sleep together. However, aware of her betrayal, afterward Bond tricks her into thinking they are going out for dinner but instead has her arrested.

Behind the scenes

Zena Marshall described her role as "this attractive little siren, and at the same time I was the spy, a bad woman", who Young asked to play "not as Chinese, but a Mid-Atlantic woman who men dream about but is not real"

Marshall took three days to shoot her landmark bedroom scene with Connery and that she found it very difficult to spit in his face when handed over to the police.

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