Bond Girl: Martine Blanchaud

The Log Cabin Girl (aka The Log Cabin Girl) is a fictional unnamed KGB honeytrap who acts as bait in a Soviet attempt to assassinate James Bond. A minor character, she appears in the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, portrayed by actress Sue Vanner, and was subsequently adapted for Christopher Wood’s accompanying novelization, where she was given the name Martine Blanchaud.


This unnamed girl is seen making love to James Bond in a log cabin on top of the French Alps. As the two lie together on a fur rug, Bond receives a telex message via his watch ordering him to report back to MI6. 007 meets the girl’s protests with a casual “sorry darling; something came up.” As Bond pulls on his clothes, a group of four armed men approaches the cabin on skis. As soon as Bond leaves, she is revealed to be working with the KGB. Extracting a radio transmitter from a nearby handbag, she informs the group’s leader – KGB agent Sergei Barsov – that Bond has just left. Barsov acknowledges her message, leading to a chase sequence across the alps, which results in Barsov’s death. The girl is not seen again, and her fate is left unrevealed.