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Jill Masterson is a henchwoman in the and the quaternary antagonist turned supporting protagonist 007 film Goldfinger. She is Goldfinger's assistant, who is paid to be seen with him and also helps him in cheating at card games.

But like many female villains, Jill is persuaded by Bond to rebel against her employer and join the side of good. This angers Goldfinger, who sends another henchman, Oddjob, to kill her for rebellion and he paints her body gold. Her death sequence has became one of the most iconic scenes in the James Bond film series, as well as films as whole.

History

While Goldfinger is playing cards, Bond travels up to his room, where he finds Jill Masterson on the balcony. She's telling Goldfinger of his opponents cards, using a communicator and binoculars. Bond switches off the communicator and asks Jill of her name. She tells him her name and he asks her why Goldfinger likes cheating. She says it is because he likes to win, and Bond asks why she does. She says that it is because he pays her. Bond asks if that's all he pays her for, and she says she is also paid to be seen with him. Bond questions her if she is just seen with him and she replies "Just seen". Bond then foils Goldfinger's game and he and Jill then spend the night with one another. When Bond gets up to fix them some more wine, he is knocked out by Oddjob, who then murders Jill by painting her body gold.

Her death motivated her sister Tilly to take revenge on Goldfinger by killing him, though she too ends up being killed by Oddjob. Eventually, both Jill and Tilly's deaths were avenged when Bond kills Oddjob by electrocuting him.

Trivia

  • Unless one is to count Tatiana Romanova, Jill is the first Bond girl to start out as the villains henchwoman, only to be persuaded by Bond to go against her employer.
  • Jill is a Punch Clock Vilainness, only assisting Goldfinger due to him paying her.


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Dr. Julius No | Ernst Stavro Blofeld | Rosa Klebb | Auric Goldfinger | Emilio Largo | Dr. Kananga | Francisco Scaramanga | Karl Stromberg | Hugo Drax | Aris Kristatos | Kamal Khan | General Orlov | Max Zorin | General Georgi Koskov | Brad Whitaker | Franz Sanchez | Alec Trevelyan | Elliot Carver | Renard | Elektra King | Gustav Graves | Le Chiffre | Dominic Greene | Raoul Silva | Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Henchmen
R.J. Dent | Miss Taro | Annabel Chung | Red Grant | Kronsteen | Krilencu | Oddjob | Pussy Galore | Kisch | Jill Masterson | Fiona Volpe | Vargas | Colonel Jacques Bouvar | Osato | Helga Brandt | Hans | Irma Bunt | Grunther | Mr. Wint & Mr. Kidd | Bambi & Thumper | Tee Hee | Baron Samedi | Whisper | Solitaire | Rosie Carver | Nick Nack | Jaws | Naomi | Sandor | Chang | Erich Kriegler | Emile Locque | Hector Gonzales | Claus | Apostis | Octopussy | Gobinda | Mischka & Grischka | Magda | May Day | Hans Glaub | Scarpine | Jenny Flex | Necros | Imposter 00 | Dario | Milton Krest | Ed Killifer | Heller | Perez | Arkady Ourumov | Xenia Onatopp | Boris Grishenko | Mr. Stamper | Dr. Kaufman | Henry Gupta | Giulietta da Vinci | Sasha Davidov | Gabor | Miranda Frost | Zao | Mr. Kil | Mr. White | Steven Obanno | Gettler | Valenka | Vesper Lynd | General Medrano | Severine | Patrice | C | Mr. Hinx | Marco Sciarra | Dr. Vogel
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