Vesper Lynd (Eva Green)
Vesper Lynd played by Eva Green
Born in Paris, France on 5th July 1980
Starred in Casino Royale (2006)
Vesper unexpectedly joins Bond for dinner whilst he is travelling to Montenegro by train. She introduces herself by simply sitting in front of him and commenting "I'm the money". Vesper is quick to size-up Bond, and the pair enjoy a bit of banter before retiring to their respective quarters.
Later upon their arrival in Montenegro, Vesper accompanies Bond to the Hotel Splendide. During their travel to their hotel, Vesper seems amused when Bond informs her of their cover story; a married couple very much in love with a one-bed suite. When she asks Bond if she is going to have a problem with him, he remarks that being single she isn’t his type.
After meeting up with Mathis, Vesper and Bond return to the hotel where they get ready to attend the casino. Vesper seems reluctant to be ordered by Bond when he tells her to wear a dress he has provided. However she is soon smiling when Bond finds a dinner jacket on the bed provided by her. Bond is surprised when he realises the jacket is tailored to fit him, with Vesper smugly commenting "I sized you up the moment we met".
Later during the poker game with Le Chiffre, Bonds attempt for Vesper to make a stunning entrance and thus distracting the players backfires, when it’s Bond himself who is distracted by Vespers beauty wearing her purple dress. Her 'happy' persona is soon dashed though, and becomes agitated as Bond looses large sums quite quickly.
Vesper shortly afterward joins Bond whilst he heads up to Le Chiffre’s room. Before they arrive, Vesper inadvertently gets caught-up in a nasty hand-to-hand combat when Bond battles Steven Obanno. Clearly upset after her part in Obanno's death, and with the blood and guilt on her hands not coming off, she sits in the shower hoping to wash away her sins. Bond then joins her and kisses her hands to remove any guilt she feels.
Later at the tables, Bond suffers when he becomes bankrupt after loosing a big hand to Le Chiffre. Vesper refuses to give Bond the $5 million to buy-in again. She tells him that his ego made him lose the game, and he would only lose lots more if they continue. Bond consequently attempts the desperate move of assassinating Le Chiffre. However before he has the chance, Bond encounters Felix Leiter who offers to stake him the game for custody of Le Chiffre.
During the next rounds whilst Bond is making a comeback, Valenka poisons Bonds drink. Struggling to his Aston Martin DBS, Bond passes out before he can connect a missing defibrillation lead. Vesper luckily turns up connecting the lead and reviving him, saving his life.
Whilst Bond and Vesper enjoy a celebratory meal after winning the game with Le Chiffre, Vesper is called away by Mathis. She is however kidnapped by Le Chiffre who in a clever, but sadistic move places her bound in the middle of the road at just the right spot over a small hill. As Bonds Aston Martin DBS flies over the hill, he spots Vesper, but has to swerve very hard to avoid hitting her. This sends the Aston tipping over and into a violent series of flips. Bond and Vesper are then taken to a facility to be tortured for the bank account number and access codes for the poker games winnings. Just before Le Chiffre cuts off Bonds manhood, Mr White enters and kills all Le Chiffre’s goons including the man himself for failing the organisation.
With Le Chiffre dead, Vesper enjoys a new beginning with Bond as she starts to feel very much in love with him. However when a mysterious figure appears watching her in Venice, she knows she has to complete her hidden agenda. Shortly afterward Vesper draws out the money and meets with Gettler who takes her hostage when Bond shows up. As Bond battles Gettlers goons, Vesper is locked in an iron-caged lift that sinks into the depths as the building collapses all around them. Bond attempts to rescue her, but knowing the pain and treachery she has caused, she refuses to let him help her and kisses his hands to resolve him of any guilt in her death. Eventually managing to free her Bond takes her to take her to the surface but it’s already too late.
Vesper works for the HM Treasury Financial Action Task Force, and is tasked with making sure the funds in play by Bond are adequately managed. An intelligent and beautiful woman, Vesper quickly sums up Bond and keeps him at arms length. Bond then proceeds to describe Vesper as insecure about her beauty, thus over compensating by wearing masculine clothing to give off a prickly demeanour.
Vesper is a complex woman, and holds many dark secrets. It is not until the end of the film that is revealed by M that Vesper had a French-Algerian boyfriend who was kidnapped by Mr White’s organisation. She was blackmailed into providing them with the poker money, and cuts a deal with Mr White when they are captured to spare Bonds life.
Initially frosty towards Bond, the pair definitely warm to each other after the poker match where Bond names his new Vodka recipe after Vesper. Although it's not actually until Bond is recovering from his ordeal with Le Chiffe, that they both start to fall in love with each other. Bond even goes as far to say that he will resign from the Secret Service to be with Vesper. Tragedy strikes however and whilst searching through Vespers belongings after her death, she proves to be resourceful once more by ensuring she leaves a text message on her phone detailing Mr Whites number. This allows Bond to trace him and continue the investigation. §