- "Oh, stop it, both of you! Stop it! You're like...boys with toys!"
- ― Natalya Simonova to James Bond and Dimitri Miskin
Natalya Fyodorovna Simonova (Russian: Наталья Фёдоровна Симонова) was a programmer at the top-secret GoldenEye space weapons facility at Severnaya, Russia. She serves as the primary heroine in the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye and was portrayed by actress Izabella Scorupco.
Natalya Simonova works as a Level 2 programmer at the Severnaya facility, on work involving missile guidance systems. When the treasonous General Ouromov and Xenia Onatopp attack the station with a stolen Tiger helicopter, she is left the only survivor besides Boris Grishenko, who had allied himself with Ourumov and Alec Trevelyan, the plan's mastermind.
She attempts to find Boris, whom she believes to be innocent; he meets her in a cathedral and turns her over to Onatopp.
Simonova and Bond, who have both been captured by Trevelyan, are trapped in the stolen Tiger helicopter. The helicopter fires missiles at itself, but Bond is able to eject the two, who are subsequently arrested by the Russian government. Ourumov sets Bond free to clear his own name of murder; Bond escapes, but loses Natalya in the process. He then rescues her from Ourumov and Trevelyan, and they become lovers.
The two then follow Trevelyan to Cuba, where she questions his "professional callousness" during an argument:
- Natalya: "How can you act like this? How can you be so cold?"
- Bond: "It's what keeps me alive."
- Natalya: "No. It's what keeps you alone."
Finally, the two assault Trevelyan's satellite base, where Natalya is able to prevent the rogue nuclear warhead satellite Mischa from destroying London. Natalya breaks into the computer room and resets the satellite's course to cause a burn up over the Atlantic Ocean.
She destroys the GoldenEye satellite and commandeers a helicopter to pick up Bond and herself by using the gun Bond gave her. Natalya saves Bond right after he defeats Trevelyan. She and he leave in the helicopter and get dropped off a distance away. Jack Wade was waiting for the two. He picks them up in the helicopter, ending the movie.
Simanova appears in two video games. She appears first in GoldenEye, where she has much the same role as in the movie. She is rescued by Bond, kidnapped by Janus, and later helps Bond stop Trevelyan and the GoldenEye satellite.
She also appears in the 2010 remake. Again, she helps Bond on his mission to take down the Janus Group and stop the GoldenEye satellite.