5 Most Blatantly Sexual Bond Girl Names You Won't Believe They Got Away With

4. Octopussy - Maud Adams (Octopussy)

OctopussyBond: Where did you recruit all these lovelies? Octopussy: There are many of them all over Southeast Asia, looking for a guru, spiritual discipline, who knows what? I train them, give them a purpose--a sisterhood and a way of life. Bond: In crime? Octopussy: In business. I have diversified into shipping, hotels, carnivals and circuses. Swedish actress Maud Adams has the distinction of being the only actress to play to different Bond girls: Andrea Anders in 1974's The Man with the Golden Gun and as the title character in 1983's Octopussy. But it was in Octopussy that she set her mark as a great Bond girl. Octopussy is an entrepreneur, a wealthy jewel smuggler who owns a circus and a massive palace in India. Octopussy also heads the Octopus Cult, a group of female assassins and thieves who aslo double as circus performers. Octopussy is assisting exiled Afghan prince Kamal Khan smuggle out Soviet treasures and replacing them with replicas through Soviet General Orlov using her circus as a cover. Unknown to Ocotopussy, however, Khan and Orlov are planning to set off a nuclear explosion in her circus during a performance on a U.S. airbase in West Germany and inciting a nuclear war. When Octopussy finds out, she releases the wrath of the Octopus Cult on Khan's men and assist Bond in ending Khan's and Orlov's insidious plot. Octopussy's name isn't quite so blatantly sexual as say Pussy Galore's. The character's father was a leading authority on octopuses and gave her the nickname Octopussy. So in reality, her name refers to the actual animal, not a part of the female anatomy. Right...

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