Bonita is a fictional young belly dancer of the El Scorpio night club. In addition, she is secretly working for major heroin smuggler Mr. Ramirez. Portrayed by actress Nadja Regin, the character appeared in the pre-title sequence of the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger.

Film biography

Bonita is a beautiful young female belly dancer who dances the tarantella (Spanish dance) at the El Scorpio nightclub in Mexico. However, she secretly works for Mr. Ramirez, a major heroin smuggler who works nearby.

After James Bond planted explosives on Ramirez's heroin lab, he visits Bonita at the club much when she is dancing much to the delight of the men gathered around her. She wears a white and black top and bottom dress with flowing ruffled skirt.

Most of the bars customers disappear when the detonator Bond planted explodes, leaving Bonita to retire her to her room. To finish some unfinished business, Bond then follows Bonita and enters in her dressing room when is in the middle of a bath but she exits the bathtub to greet him.

It appears that Bonita and Bond know each other from a previous encounter, as the two embrace and prepare to make love. When she pulls away complaining that his gun is hurting her, Bonita then asks why he always has to wear it and Bond replies by saying that he has a slight inferiority complex. He takes the gun off, leaving himself disarmed. Bonita then double-crosses Bond by setting him up to get hit on the head as she distracts him. But Bond sees the assassin, Capungo, in Bonita's eye and quickly spins around using her as a shield to block the blow.

A fight ensues between Capungo and Bond. This fight is ended when Capungo falls into the bathtub filled with water. Bond hurls and electric fan into the water, killing him as he attemps to reach for Bond's discared Walther PPK in the holster.

Bonita survives though, but Bond leaves her lying on the floor against the wall with a severe headache, and exits with the phrase "Shocking, just shocking." Bonita is never seen again in the films.

Behind the scenes

Nadja Regin, who played Bonita, was also cast as Kerim Bey's mistress in the previous James Bond film, From Russia with Love.


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