She’s beautiful, fabulously wealthy and crazier than a cuckoo clock. There’s something irresistible about messed-up oil baron heiress King, and Bond falls hard for her, the first female supervillain of the franchise. The character stands in stark contrast to actress Sophie, who was born in Paris to a shop assistant mother and a truck driver father. She began modeling in her teens and eventually started working with European heavies like Gérard Depardieu before breaking into Hollywood with Mel Gibson’s Braveheart. Her seductive King, who suffers from Stockholm syndrome and is under the thumb of her former captor, Renard, has Bond deep under her spell until he finally comes to his senses after discovering her evil schemes. “You wouldn’t kill me. You’d miss me,” she quips to an armed and agitated Bond. He shoots, then fires again: “I never miss.”
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