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Blofeld’s Angels of Death are henchwomen from the 1969 James Bond film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.  

The Angels of Death are twelve beautiful women from all over the world who serve as henchwomen for Irma Bunt (Ilse Steppat).  They are being brainwashed by supervillain, Ernst Stavro Bofeld (Telly Savalas) under the guise of allergy treatment.  The girls were being offered free treatment in exchange for being used as guinea-pigs in Blofeld’s groundbreaking research.  In essence they are being used as potential sleeper agents.  

The girls are being held at the clinical allergy-research institute atop Piz Gloria in the Swiss Alps.  Their mission is to help Blofeld contaminate and ultimately sterilize the world’s food supply according to their respective allergies, which are staple foods from their homeland.  Blofeld intended to introduce his “virus omega”, a biological weapon designed to induce total infertility in plants and animals.  This would destroy whole strains forever throughout the entire continent.

Blofeld claims he will rescind this threat if all his past crimes are pardoned and he is recognized as the current Count de Bleuchamp.

Sir Hillary Bray (George Lazenby) meets the girls in the living room of Piz Gloria and chats with them about genealogy and the college of arms.  He then enjoys their company at the dinner table, as each of them dine on the food that they were was allergic to.

After romantic encounters with Ruby Bartlett and Nancy, Bond wakes up to enjoy a game of curling on the top deck of the snow-capped mountain getaway.

Bond arranges to meet Ruby at eight o’clock.  However, when 007 breaks into her room he is instead met by Bunt, whose men knock him unconscious.  

The spy eventually escapes captivity and eavesdrops on the girls receiving their final programming in the Alpine room.  In a hypnotic state, they are instructed on how to use their parting gifts.  These gifts are radios disguised as a cosmetic compact and an atomizer containing the “virus omega”.  The girls are told to secretly tune into the radio at midnight every night to receive instructions.  After a gondola ride down the mountain, they board a bus and Irma Bunt waves goodbye to them.  They are not seen again, but it is assumed that after the clinic was destroyed the sleeper cell unit of Angels of Death are neutralized, and the girls or non-the-wiser.

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Ruby Bartlett – British Girl

Ruby Bartlett (Angela Scoular) is a British patient overcoming an allergy to chicken.  Ruby was based on the literary character, Ruby Windsor, from Ian Fleming’s 1963 novel of the same name.

Ruby resided in Borescambe Bay, Lancashire on her family’s poultry farm.  However, she developed an allergy to chicken and was unable to do anything around the farm.  Her family learned of a study on allergies, and was introduced to Fraulein Bunt in London. 

Ruby had short blonde hair that was permed.  Ruby was wearing a multi green colored print silk pant suit with matching high heels.  She is wearing sunglasses and is smoking a cigarette when Bond arrives at Piz Gloria.

When James Bond infiltrates Blofeld’s clinic under the guise of genealogist, Sir Hillary Bray, Ruby is immediately attracted to him.  

Over dinner, she listens intently as Bond regales the girls with his history of the College of Arms in London.  Bond offers to show her a book on the subject.  Prevented from disclosing her room number by the matron, Irma Bunt, Ruby stealthily writes it on the inside of his kilted leg, using her lipstick.  

Later that evening, Bond breaks out of his room and visits Ruby with the intent of seducing her.  After the pair make love, they are interrupted by the part of her treatment, a hypnotic recording accompanied by psychedelic lighting.  Ruby strictly adhered to the treatment and quietly mediated during the encounter.  This is designed to condition the girls via sleep-learning.

The following morning, Bond meets the girls on the observation deck where the girls are engaged in a game of curling.  Ruby is dressed in a navy coat with a tan wrap-around fur hat and black gloves.  Bond arranges to meet Ruby at eight o’clock.  However, when 007 breaks into her room he is instead met by Bunt, whose men knock him unconscious.  

The spy eventually escapes captivity and eavesdrops on the girls receiving their final programming in the Alpine room.  Ruby is now dressed in a black knee-high dress with a yellow long sleeve turtleneck.  She has thigh high boots on, and she is carrying a brown coat with fur lining.  Ruby returns to England, where she was presumably approached by authorities after Bond retrieves her information and destroys the clinic.

Trivia

  • Angelca Scoular appeared as Buttercup in the 1967 James Bond spoof, Casino Royale.

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Nancy – Hungarian Girl
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Nancy (Catherine von Schell) is a Hungarian patient overcoming an allergy to potatoes.  Nancy was based on the literary character, Violet, from Ian Fleming’s 1963 novel of the same name.  

Nancy has long brown hair and is dressed in a sheer black semi-see through top with multi color capri pants.  She has long gold earrings that have interlocking rings on them.  When Sir Hilary arrives, Nancy is playing a dice game with the Israeli Girl.  She sits down on the white shag carpet near the coffee table along with the Israeli Girl.  The two of them look up over the glass coffee table at Bond seated on the couch.

Nancy makes it clear that she like many of the other girls share a dislike for Blofeld’s second-in-command Irma Bunt.  Continuing their discussion at the dinner table, Nancy is curious to know Bond’s background, especially his job as a genealogist.  During the conversation, Nancy tells Bond that she is overcoming an allergy to potatoes at the clinic.  However, she now adores them, and it is all she eats.  The flirting continues between the two at the table and Nancy takes a keen interest in a book Bond is claiming to have brought with him to the clinic which includes pictures.

After seducing Ruby Bartlett in her room, Bond discovers Nancy back in his own room.  She has disobeyed Irma Bunt’s orders of patient and visitors remaining in their own rooms once lights are out.  Nancy is dressed in a light blue nightgown, and explains that she used a fingernail file to break out of her room.

Nancy says she is still intrigued by the book with pictures.  She is surprised when Bond would rather spend intimate time with her believing him not to be interested in girls due to him posing as Sir Hilary.  Bond and Nancy kiss as they fall on the bend, implying the two have sex.  James Bond says “I don’t even know your name”.  To this, Nancy responds, “I tell you all about myself later.  In the morning”.

The following morning while playing curling with her fellow patients, Nancy continues to flirt with Bond, planning another time to meet up in the evening.  Nancy is now dressed in a shiny forest green coat, tan ski pants, brown fur boots and wearing a dark brown fur hat.  However, that evening, Bond is tricked by Irma Bunt when visiting Ruby before Nancy.  He is captured and sent to Blofeld for interrogation.  During the investigation, Blofeld reveals he is brainwashing the patients so that they distribute bacteriological warfare agents throughout various parts of the world.

When the girls are receiving their final instructions in the Alpine Room, Nancy is seated on the couch between the Israeli Girl and Austrian Girl.  She is wearing a olive colored turtleneck sweater, with matching leggings. She has a lavender colored miniskirt on, and she has a fur hunting hat on.

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Helen – Scandinavian Girl

Helen (Julie Ege) is a Scandinavian patient who is overcoming an allergy to lamb.  Helen has dirty blonde hair.  She is wearing a typical Scandinavian garb including a green short skirt and tan boots that show off her lovely legs.  She has a long sleeve beige ruffle undershirt that exposes her plunging neck line.  Over the shirt is a vest like top that serves as bustier, and completes the bunad (Norwegian folk costume dress).  Rosemaling embroidery patterns appear on the vest, in the form of flowers.

When Sir Hillary arrives at Piz Gloria, Helen is knitting on an adjoining leather chair.  Bond sits nearby in the leather couch.

During the dinner, Helen appears on Sir Hillary’s right hand side.  She is eating a plate full of thinly sliced meat such as lamb and sausage.  She notices that Ruby Bartlett is writing on Bond’s thigh under the table with lipstick, and says nothing, so as not to alert Irma.

When Sir Hillary meets the girls on the observation deck for a game of curling, Helen is dressed in red ski pants, black leggings up to the knees, a black coat with rosemaling designs on the vest, and a pointed Norwegian folk winter hat.

While the girls are receiving their final instructions in the Alpine Room, Helen is dressed in blue pants, black boots, and a blue sweater with a rectangle light blue pattern on the chest with buttons.

Trivia

  • Julie Ege came in second in the 1962 Miss Norway competition at the age of 18, sand subsequently participated in the Miss Universe competition.
  • Julie Ege was a Penthouse Pet on May of 1969, which helped her land the role in the James Bond film the same year.

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The Irish Girl

The Irish Girl (Jenny Hanley) is a patient who is overcoming an allergy to corn.  She has long red hair and is wearing a hippie patterned green and gold jumpsuit with matching green boots.  The jumpsuit has long sleeves, and she has a choker style metal chain with a hanging medallion of some kind.

When Sir Hillary arrives at Piz Gloria, the Irish Girl sits on the couch next to him.  She sits across from him at the dinner table, where she eats her corn on the cob.  She asks what Sir Hillary’s occupation of genealogist is, and the Austrian Girl responds, that it is a word for an old people’s doctor.

The next day, she wears tight white ski pants, with a pink coat.  She has boots on, dons white gloves.  Here hair is worn up and inside a white cap.

In the Alpine Room, while receiving her final instructions, the Irish Girl wears white ski pants and a light blue sweater with pink and white circles near the neckline.  She is carrying a tan and white fur coat, and her hair is worn back in a ponytail.

Trivia

  • Jenny Hanely appeared as Sarah Framsen, the fiance of the hero in the Hammer Horror film, Scars of Dracula.

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The German Girl

The German Girl (Ingrid Back) is a patient who is overcoming an allergy to citrus.  The German girl is dressed in what is called a Dirndl, which is a Bavarian word for the dress that women wore.  The dress consists of a short blue skirt that cuts off above the knees.  Her lower legs are covered by thick white hosiery and she has black shoes on.  She has a white blouse with ruffled sleeves that end at the elbows.  Her apron is also blue, and acts as a bustier.  She has jet black hair that is pulled back in a tight ponytail bun, and the excess hair is curled and weaved.  She wears a metal chain around her neck and the medallion hangs down to invite onlookers to her cleavage from her plunging neckline.

When Sir Hillary arrives, the German Girl is knitting like the rest of the girls to pass the time.  She invites him to sit down, which he does next to her on the couch.  The rest of the girls join in around them.

During the dinner, the German Girl is seated with her back to Sir Hillary, so there is not much interaction between the two, and we only see her turn around a couple of times to hear the conversation. 

The next day up on the observation deck during the curling activity, the German Girl is dressed in a yellow ski outfit with black boots.  Her hair is in a ponytail.

When the girls receive their final instructions in the Alpine Room, the German Girl is wearing a dark olive dress that has pink lapels.  The dress is short, revealing her black stockings and gorgeous legs with pink high heels.  Her dark brown hair is now worn down.  When she leaves to get on the gondola, she has a matching olive coat with pink accents, and a black felt Fedora hat with feathers coming out of the top.

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The Austrian Girl

The Austrian Girl (Anouska Hempel) is a patient who is overcoming an allergy to beef.  She has long blonde hair that is gathered up in a ponytail and allowed to flow down over the back half of her head.  She is wearing a long beige see-through dress that gathers up high in the neck.  The sleeves are exposed to show off her shoulders.

When Sir Hillary arrives at Piz Gloria the girls gather around him and ask him questions.  The Irish Girl asks him what a genealogist does, and she responds, that it is a word used for describing an old people’s doctor.

When Sir Hillary meets the girls on the observation deck for their game of curling, the Austrian Girl is dressed in a blue ski outfit with a white hat and sunglasses on the top of her head.

When the girls are receiving their final instructions in the Alpine Room, she is seated on the couch next to Nancy.  She is wearing a black minidress with a red patterned belt.  Over the top of her dress is a black fur coat and matching fur Russian hat.  She has black leather thigh high boots on.

Trivia

  • Anouska Hempel appeared as Tania in the 1970 film Scars of Dracula.

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The Israeli Girl

The Israeli Girl (Helena Ronee) is a patient who is overcoming an allergy to shellfish.  She a brunette who is wearing blue loose fitting pants.  Her top is a red and orange colored vest like brassiere that hangs down like a hippie at the bottom.  It exposes a bare stomach and lovely cleavage.  She has a choker style necklace that hangs down in strings.  She has matching hanging beads that hang from the middle of her top over her upper stomach.

When Sir Hillary arrives, she sits down on the white shag carpet near the coffee table along with Nancy.  The two of them look up over the glass coffee table at Bond seated on the couch.

When Sir Hillary meets the girls at the observation deck for their game of curling, the Israeli Girl is dressed in with tan colored ski pants.  She has a pink coat that is fur lined, and she has a pink hair comb in her hair pulling her hair back.

When the girls are receiving their final instructions in the Alpine Room, the Israeli Girl is sitting on the couch.  She now has her hair back in a ponytail, and she is wearing a white turtleneck top, thick white leggings, and a quilted yellow skirt.

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The American Girl

The American Girl (Dani Sheridan aka Sally Sheridan) is a patient who is overcoming an allergy to pork.  She is a brunette girl, whose hair is gathered up in pigtail buns on the side of her head, like that of Princess Laia. She is wearing a shiny pink sleeveless outfit.  The top is in the form of a midriff, and the matching pants are cut off above the knees.

When Sir Hillary meets the girls on the observation deck, the American Girl is dressed in a thick tan fur coat over dark brown quilted ski pants.  She has a pink head band on the top of her head allowing her now flowing brown hair to spill out the back.

As the girls receive their final instructions in the Alpine Room, the Austrian Girl is dressed in a rust colored minidress.  She has maroon colored boots, and a brown hat.

Trivia

  • Sally Sheridan is the mother of actress Nicollette Sheridan, who appeared as Diane in the 2007 film, Code Name: The Cleaner.

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The English Girl

The English Girl (Joanna Lumley) is a patient, but it is unknown what her allergy is.  She is a brunette who has her hair up tight in a bun.  There is a white and gold jeweled crown gathering her hair in a bun, and she has several white necklaces that hang down on her long black sequined gown.  

At the dinner table, she sits across from Sir Hillary next to the Irish Girl.  Sir Hilary describes his work at the college of Heraldry, which seems to bore most of the girls.  After Bond is summoned away from the dinner table, the English Girl is overheard saying, “Course I know what he’s allergic to”.  This means that she believes him not to be interested in girls.

When Sir Hillary meets the girls on the observation deck for their game of curling, the English Girl is now dressed in a tan colored ski outfit.  Her hair is now being worn down, and she has a pair of ski goggles resting on the top of her head.

In the Alpine Room, while the girls are receiving their final instructions, the English Girl is wearing a fuschia minidress that is cut at the bottom into fringe to appear like a hippie style.  She has a brown long sleeve undershirt, and a pink and black headband.  She has black patterned stockings on and brown calf high boots.

Trivia

  • Joanna Lumley appeared as the villainess Morgan le Fay in the 1997 fantasy film Prince Valiant.

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The Jamaican Girl

The Jamaican Girl (Sylvana Henriques) is a patient who is overcoming an allergy to bananas.  She has a short black afro, and she has earrings that dangle several inches.  Her white outfit has fur lined short sleeves, and is topped with a fur lined choker necklace.  She has white boots that go up to her calves, and have fur that covers the top rim.

When Sir Hillary arrives at Piz Gloria, it is the Jamaican Girl who asks what his title of Baronet means.  Ruby responds, that it is sort of “an inferior sort of baron”.  The Chinese Girl responds, “How disappointing.  During dinner, the Jamaican girl is eating nothing but bananas.

When Sir Hillary meets the girls on the observation deck for their game of curling, the Jamaican Girl is dressed in a black ski suit with a white band around her head.

When the girls are receiving their final instructions in the Alpine Room, she is wearing a black top, white belt, and black and white leopard print pants.

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The Indian Girl

The Indian Girl (Zaheera aka Zara) is a patient who is overcoming an allergy to lentils.  She is a brunette girl with her long hair worn up in a beehive on top and hanging down well below her shoulders.  She is wearing a blue patterned silk sari, which is a female garment in the Indian subcontinent.  She has hoop style pearl earrings, and a beaded hair headpiece with a drop pendant.

During the dinner, the Indian Girl dips her bread in lentils and eats them with her hand, which is considered polite.

The next morning on top of the observation deck, the Indian Girl is wearing pink ski pants with an olive colored jacket.  She has a matching pink head band on her head pulling her hair back.

While receiving her final instructions in the Alpine Room, the Indian Girl is dressed in an orange colored sari.  The shoal covers the top of her head.

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The Chinese Girl

The Chinese Girl (Mona Chong) is a patient who is overcoming an allergy to rice.  She is a brunette Asian girl, with a beehive style hairdo.  She is wearing gold pants that cover her navel, with a matching crop top, which shoes off her midriff.  The top goes all the way up to her neckline, but exposes her arms.

When Sir Hillary arrives at Piz Gloria, the Chinese Girl sits on the couch with him next to the Irish Girl.  During dinner, she uses chopsticks to eat a bowl of rice.

The next day on the observation deck during the curling activity, the Chinese girl is dressed in pink ski pants, a white coat and white stocking hat.

In the Alpine Room, while the girls are receiving their final instructions, the Chinese Girl is dressed in an olive colored turtleneck sweater with matching leggings.  She has white boots and a white skirt on.  Her brunette hair is hanging straight.

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