FYI fact: There was struggle to keep the title Octopussy because there was a legal issue that the movie couldn't use any plot in Fleming's novels, so the only thing kept from Fleming's original novel for the movie was the name. The story is original. Not a title name per se, but an interesting fact nonetheless.
And Octopussy is the only Bond where the main actress Maud Adams (aka Octopussy) played another major role in The Man With The Golden Gun, whom gets killed by Scarmanga. She plays his girlfriend. She is the only actress ever to be in two Bond films.
Okay. But what I was referring to was Maud Adams (being more renown) playing two MAJOR roles to be remembered in two different Bond films. Not secondary actors w/ small parts. And yes, there are no small parts just small actors. Maud Adams is truly superior than the rest.
Well, about recurring female characters, I found these about Sylvia Trench:
In our first ever sight of James Bond, he was flirting with Sylvia Trench. In 'Dr No', they play against each other at chemin de fer. Bond is called away to headquarters, but not before they've arranged a date.
When we first see Bond in 'From Russia With Love', he's relaxing by a riverside with her in his arms. Though she complains that she hasn't seen him for six months, he leaves again when Miss Moneypenny calls from the Office.
Nevertheless, she does have the distinction of being the only romantic involvement of Bond's to have been in more than one film.
And a pic:
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(note the part where it says "she does have the distinction of being the only romantic involvement of Bond's to have been in more than one film")
shallow me, then spit me out
for hating you I blame myself
seeing you it kills me now
no, I don't cry on the outside anymore...