Meet 10 of the best Bond villains

Here are 10 of the greatest Bond villains in the franchise's 52-year history.

Richard Kiel, who played the villain Jaws in two Bond movies, died in hospital on Sept 10, 2014 from unknown causes.

Kiel, who was 74, was one of the more memorable Bond villains, appearing in consecutive films with Roger Moore playing super spy 007.

We salute his most famous role as the steel-mouthed henchman and nine other Bond baddies we love to hate.

1. Baddie: Jaws


Played by: Richard Kiel
Which Bond: Roger Moore
Which flick: The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979)
Why bad: Standing at 2.18-m tall, Jaws is one of the greatest henchmen ever. Incredibly strong and always angry, his menacing air has a lot to do with him having metal teeth as chompers.

2. Baddie: Ernst Stavro Blofeld


Played by: Anthony Dawson, Donald Pleasence, Telly Savalas and Charles Gray
Which Bond: Sean Connery and George Lazenby
Which flick: From Russia With Love (1963, Dawson), You Only Live Twice (1967, Pleasence), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969, Savalas), Diamonds Are Forever (1971, Charles Gray)
Why bad: Played by numerous actors over various movies. The notorious head of Spectre is known for stroking his pet cat and stalking around his many secret lairs. He was undoubtedly one of Bond's greatest nemeses and such a great villain that Mike Myers based his power-crazed, cat-loving character Dr Evil on Blofeld in the hilarious Austin Powers movies.

3. Baddie: Goldfinger


Played by: Gert Frobe
Which Bond: Sean Connery
Which flick: Goldfinger (1964)
Why bad: Yo
u are only a truly great villain if you have the movie title named after you. His obssession with gold explains the name. Gert Frobe plays the enigmatic, super powered, super rich businessman who delivers one of the most iconic lines in the franchise - "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die." Consider your days numbered if you encounter this evil mastermind.

4. Baddie: Oddjob


Played by: Harold Sakata
Which Bond: Sean Connery
Which flick: Goldfinger (1964)
Why bad: Goldfinger's personal bodyguard, Oddjob never speaks and is considered one of the most deadly assasins. But that does not stop him from slicing a person's head off with his steel rimmed bowler hat.

5. Baddie: Francisco Scaramanga


Played by: Christopher Lee
Which Bond: Roger Moore
Which flick: The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
Why bad: Christopher Lee is the dark force in the Bond world long before he became Saruman in The Lord Of The Rings movies. He is the charming, suave villain with a ruthless plan to harness the energy from the sun. And don't forget his golden gun and third nipple.

6. Baddie: Alec 006 Trevelyan


Played by: Sean Bean
Which Bond: Pierce Brosnan
Which flick: Goldeneye (1995)
Why bad: Before he was Ned Stark in HBO's Game of Thrones, Sean Bean played a James Bond villain. Travelyan and Bond were essentially Yin and Yang and he was one of the only villains to prove a match for Bond in physical combat.

7. Baddie: Xenia Onatopp


Played by: Famke Janssen
Which Bond: Pierce Brosnan
Which flick: Goldeneye (1995)
Why bad: The ultimate femme fatale in female bond villains. She can apparently achieve sexual satisfaction from killing. In one memorable scene, Xenia kills a Canadian admiral by wrapping her thighs around his chest and crushing it. Sick and twisted, this sexual psycopath is hard to stop.

8. Baddie: Elektra King


Played by: Sophie Marceau
Which Bond: Pierce Brosnan
Which flick: The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Why bad: It's kiss and kill time. Stunning French actress Sophie Marceau as Elektra King is clever, sexy and fond of torturing her victims. Truly evil.

9. Baddie: Le Chiffre


Played by: Mads Mikkelsen
Which Bond: Daniel Craig
Which flick: Casino Royale (2006)
Why bad: Mads Mikkelsen, now known more for playing Dr Hannibal Lector in the TV show Hannibal, this smooth operator is the poker-playing terrorist financier, Le Chiffre. Bet on people remembering that squirm inducing torture scene whereby he whips James Bond with a rope.

10. Baddie: Raoul Silva


Played by: Javier Bardem
Which Bond: Daniel Craig
Which flick: Skyfall (2012)
Why bad: Played by Oscar-winning Spanish actor Javier Bardem, Silva is absolutely sinister as the vengeance-seeking disfigured cyber terrorist who once worked for MI6 before he was betrayed by
M, head of the British intelligence group.

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