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The movie: "The Man with the Golden Gun"
The actress: Maud Adams
Character type: Bad man's mistress
Cringeworthy name factor: Low
Good or evil?: Bad girl gone good
Ultimate fate: Killed when she betrays Scaramanga.
Distressed damsel or Bond-worthy badass?: She sets the whole plot in motion by sending the golden bullet to MI6 -- and she's a lot more effective than Mary Goodnight. If she had survived longer, she'd probably be badass.