The 9 Most Iconic James Bond Villains Ever
Red Grant (Robert Shaw)
Shaw nailed the role of From Russia with Love’s cunning psychotic assassin. Working for SPECTRE, Grant sets out to steal the Lektor decoding machine, and of course try to kill James Bond. He remains one of the classic Bond villains to this day.
Aueric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe)
The main villain in Goldfinger is easily one of the most iconic Bond baddies ever. Aueric Goldfinger is a wealthy and powerful man obsessed with gold, and proves to be a feasible match for James Bond, particularly when he (almost!) kills Bond by cutting him in half.
Oddjob (Harold Sakata)
A man of basically zero words, Oddjob serves as Aueric Goldfinger’s bodyguard, and his scene where he throws a steel hat at a statue is unforgettable for Bond fans. Never trust the quiet ones!
Jaws (Richard Kiel)
Who could forget those steel teeth? Jaws remains as one of the most popular villains for his brute strength and appearing in not one but two different films. He transitions into a comedic character who helps his former enemy in Bond, and even finds love, something not all villains achieve.
Alec Trevelayan (Sean Bean)
Dying in a role isn’t exactly unchartered territory for Sean Bean. However, Trevelayan returned as the mastermind behind the whole plot in GoldenEye, and served as the perfect antagonist for Pierce Brosnan’s first run as James Bond.
Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen)
A woman not to be trusted, Xenia was the perfect female fatale for Bond in GoldenEye. Her sexual seduction was her greatest strength, but the 007 agent managed to see through her villainess ways.
Elecktra King (Sophie Marceau)
The first main female antagonist to Bond, Elecktra King was a woman not to underestimate, as she initially is being targeted by a wanted terrorist. However, like most Bond twists, everything is not what it seems, and she becomes a force to be reckoned with.
Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem)
A former MI6 agent turned cyberterrorist, Silva’s quest for revenge keeps him as a memorable villain 7 years after Skyfall. Easily one of Bond’s greatest foes to date, he’s one bad guy that made his impact on the franchise.
Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Christopher Waltz)
The most recent Bond film gave us Christopher Waltz’s turn as SPECTRE mastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld. The two-time Oscar winner was equal parts charming and sinister.