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Dr. Holly Goodhead
is a fictional character from the James Bond
James Bond, code name 007, is a fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short story collections. There have been a six other authors who wrote authorised Bond novels or novelizations after Fleming's death in 1964: Kingsley Amis,...
franchise, portrayed by Lois Chiles
Lois Cleveland Chiles is an American actress and former fashion model known for her role as Dr. Holly Goodhead in the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker.-Early life:...
. She does not appear in any of the novels, solely appearing in the film version of Moonraker
Moonraker is the eleventh spy film in the James Bond series, and the fourth to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The third and final film in the series to be directed by Lewis Gilbert, it co-stars Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Corinne Clery, and Richard Kiel...
. However, her character is somewhat similar to Gala Brand
Gala Brand is a fictional character in the James Bond novel Moonraker. She does not appear in the movie version of the novel, however, as the film is an almost total rewrite of the novel. The only other Bond girl of the Ian Fleming novels to share this fate is Vivienne Michel of the novel The Spy...
, who is the female lead character in the original novel version. Like some other Bond girls, her last name is a Double entendre
A double entendre or adianoeta is a figure of speech in which a spoken phrase is devised to be understood in either of two ways. Often the first meaning is straightforward, while the second meaning is less so: often risqué or ironic....
with a sexual connotation.
Holly is a scientist
A scientist in a broad sense is one engaging in a systematic activity to acquire knowledge. In a more restricted sense, a scientist is an individual who uses the scientific method. The person may be an expert in one or more areas of science. This article focuses on the more restricted use of the word...
An astronaut or cosmonaut is a person trained by a human spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft....
working undercover for the CIA, on Sir Hugo Drax's Moonraker 5
space shuttle to gather intelligence on Drax's plan to exterminate the human race. While working undercover in Drax's organization, Bond discovers her secret identity
A secret identity is an element of fiction wherein a character develops a separate persona , while keeping their true identity hidden. The character also may wear a disguise...
when he spots standard CIA gadgetry in her hotel room. While Bond and Holly are at first reluctant to work together, they do work well as a team towards the end of the film. In the closing of the film, Holly is unaware that her love making with Bond in the zero gravity shuttle is seen by the US and UK agents trying to contact them, much to the embarrassment of M. Also unknown to Holly is that she is the butt of Q's unintentional joke about Bond "attempting re-entry". Her final blissful line to Bond is "Take me around the world one more time?"