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The movie: "Thumberball"
Nov. 7, 2012
The actress: Claudine Auger
Character type: Bad man's mistress
Cringeworthy name factor: Low
Good or evil?: Good
Ultimate fate: In a clinch with Bond and plucked from the ocean by a jet.
b>Distressed damsel or Bond-worthy badass?: When they first meet, Bond rescues her when she almost drowns after getting her foot stuck on the ocean floor. That's pretty damsel-y. But in the end, she kills the bad guy with a harpoon, which is pretty badass. We'll call her a badass damsel.