Played by seven-foot-tall Richard Kiel, Jaws matches his imposing height with one hell of a bite thanks to his metal teeth. So cool he survived The Spy Who Loved Me for a rematch in Moonraker, he’s the ultimate Bond henchman, at least until he finds love. Hired to steal essential microfilm by Karl Stromberg, Jaws bites the film’s owner, Max Kalba, to death.
Goldfinger‘s butler, built like a brickhouse but able to kill from his distance thanks to his proficiency in throwing his steel-rimmed-hat. Reluctant mobster Mr Solo reckons he’s got away from Goldfinger but, as his chauffeur, Oddjob is well placed to shoot Solo and then have his corpse crushed inside the car.
3. Nick Nack
Loyal manservant of Scaramanga in The Man With The Golden Gun, who proves very useful in getting into those hard-to-reach places due to his diminutive size. Attacking Bond and Holly Goodhead even after Scaramanga has been killed. His punishment: being locked in a suitcase.
4. May Day
Max Zorin’s right-hand woman in A View To A Kill, employed for her physical strength and androgynous 1980s glamour. She loses marks for switching sides at the end, but still – killing a guy with a paper butterfly takes some doing.
Dr Kananga’s henchman in Live And Let Die, made all the more menacing because he’s replaced the arm lost to a crocodile bite with a fierce-looking metal prosthetic. His most evil moment has got to be abandoning Bond on an island full of crocodiles (I mean who does that???).
Of course we couldn’t mention all our top Bond henchies in a list of five could we?
Mischka and Grischska from Octopussy; Mr White from Casino Royale; Renard from The World is not Enough; Baron Samedi from Live and Let Die.