Major Anya Amasova (Barbara Bach)
Major Anya Amasova played by Barbara Bach
Born in Queens, New York, USA on 27th August 1947
Starred In The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Anya meets Bond during the show at the Pyramids, but they formally meet each other at Max Kalba's club where they bid for the submarine tracking system.
For most of the film Bond and Anya have the same mission objectives and try to achieve the same goals. Anya sometimes leads, sometimes follows Bond. They travel from Kalba's club to Egyptian ruins and ride a boat to Cairo. After meeting with M and General Gogol at the MI6 Egyptian HQ, Anya and Bond agree to actually work together.
After travelling to Sardinia, Anya accompanies Bond to meet Stromberg posing as his wife. However after Anya finds out that 007 killed her lover, another Russian agent, she tells Bond that she will kill him at the end of the mission.
Bond rescues Anya from Atlantis after being taken by Stromberg when Captain Carter's submarine is captured by the Liparus. As the mission reaches its end, Bond manages to convince Anya not to kill him but to join him in bed instead.
Major Anya Amasova is an excellent character. Agent XXX, the KGB's best agent provides a perfect match for 007 in every sense. Throughout the film Anya and Bond play a game of trying to outsmart each other. Anya is equally as intelligent as 007, and in some scenes even smarter.
The introduction of Major Anya Amasova into The Spy Who Loved Me launched a new style of Bond Girl. Anya was by no means dependent on Bond as she could look after herself. Unlike some previous Bond Girls, Anya was an extremely useful ally to Bond, who without her assistance probably would not of been able to complete his mission.
Anya uniquely provides an interesting twist when she finds out Bond is the killer of her lover, Russian agent Sergei Barsov. Anya tells Bond that once the mission is complete she will take her revenge by killing him. As per her warning Anya does come close to killing Bond at the end of the film, but Bond manages to convince her otherwise. §