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Katya is the major antagonist of the film Die Hard: With a Vengeance.

She is portrayed by singer and actress Sam Phillips in her film debut.


Katya is a mute terrorist who assists Simon Gruber and also his own lover in his heist of billions in gold from the New York City Federal Reserve Bank. She at one point killed her own partner, Mathias Targo, to prove her loyalty to Simon. Katya was killed in a helicopter crash along with Gruber. 


  • Katya was the first female villain in the franchise.
           Die Hard Villains

Die Hard: Hans Gruber | Karl Vreski | Theo
Die Hard 2: Die Harder: William Stuart | Ramon Esperanza | Major Grant
Die Hard with a Vengeance: Simon Gruber | Mathias Targo | Katya
Live Free or Die Hard: Thomas Gabriel | Mai Linh | Trey | Rand | Emerson
A Good Day to Die Hard: Yuri Komarov | Irina Komarov | Viktor Chagarin | Alik

Video Games
Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas: Kenny Sinclair | Reese Hoffman | Elena Goshkin