Natalya Fyodorovna Simonova (Izabella Scorupco)
Natalya Fyodorovna Simonova played by Izabella Scorupco
Born in Bialystok, Poland on 4th June 1970
Starred In Goldeneye (1995)
Natalya works at the Severnaya Space Control Centre in Russia. General Ourumov and Xenia Onatopp arrive at the facility under a guise of a test of the station. Upon receiving the keys from the person in charge of the station, Xenia shoots everyone in the building. However Natalya manages to escape from being shot as she hides in a cupboard in the kitchen.
After escaping, she makes contact with Boris Grishenko over the Internet. She arranges to meet him, but is lead into a trap with Xenia waiting for her.
Later Natalya and Bond meet when they find themselves both strapped into the missing Tiger helicopter set to fire missiles to destroy itself. Bond and Natalya manage to escape, and are taken to see Defence Minister Dimitri Mishkin. Ourumov arrives after Natalya tells Mishkin about Ouromov's betrayal, he kills Mishkin, but fails to kill Bond and Natalya who escape.
During their escape Natalya falls into the hands of Ourumov. Bond gives pursuit in his tank, where he follows Ourumov and Natalya to an old soviet missile train where he finds Alec Trevelyan and Xenia aboard. They escape leaving Bond and Natalya trapped with a ticking bomb. Natalya tries to use Boris' own hacker program against him and finds that he is somewhere in Cuba. Bond and Natalya narrowly escape, and he encourages her to take part in a few 'standard operating procedures'.
In Cuba they manage to enter Alec's base, and with Natalya's computer skills, and a couple of Q's gadgets, they manage to stop Alec and Boris from reaching their objective.
Natalya is a level two programmer for the Severnaya Space Control Centre. She works with Boris amongst other friends at the centre. Natalya is very resourceful, courageous and highly intelligent and she manages to outwit Boris on a number of occasions.
Izabella Scorupco plays the character of Natalya Simonova excellently. She helps continue the trend of the independent and authoritative role making her truly a 1990's Bond Girl. §