May Day (Grace Jones)
May Day played by Grace Jones
Born in Spanish Town, Jamaica on 19th May 1948
Starred In A View To A Kill (1985)
May Day is the girlfriend and fellow assassin to Max Zorin. In an exciting sequence, James Bond follows May Day’s parachute after she has killed Bonds contact and parachutes off the Eiffel Tower, creating a path of destruction behind him.
Never far from Zorin, May Day appears in a number of scenes throughout the film. She encounters Bond just returned from investigating Zorin's warehouse, taking refuge in her bedroom. Bond quickly explains his presence telling her, "I've been waiting for you. To take care of me personally" to which May Day removes her clothes and joins him in bed.
Later in the film, after one of Zorin’s proposed business partner’s refuses to co-operate, May Day ensures he drops out permanently by sending him plummeting from Zorin’s Airship.
May Day is later double-crossed by Zorin when he leaves her to die in the abandoned mine at the end of the film. Changing sides to help Bond and get revenge on Zorin, May Day helps him to remove the detonator that would initialise the devastating series of earthquakes submerging Silicon Valley forever. When the rail-trolley carrying the detonator develops a fault, May Day sacrifices her own life to stop Zorin’s plan.
Always wearing outrageous clothing, May Day poses an intimidating presence as Zorin's girlfriend and fellow assassin. In rapture with laughter on occasion after completing a devilish deed, May Day is also highly sexual making her certainly one of Bonds most radical lovers. Expert at martial arts with extraordinary strength, May Day proves to be an all round efficient and effective killer. §