25 best James Bond villains ever

Our rundown of James Bond's fiercest foes, from hat-chucking henchmen to triple-nippled assassins. Pay attention, 007!

Necros (The Living Daylights, 1987)

Necros (The Living Daylights, 1987)

One of those Bond henchmen who's more memorable than his employer, this ice-cold killer displays an inexplicable love for The Pretenders - who knew that Chrissie Hynde is the perfect accompaniment to slaughtering MI5 agents with exploding milk bottles?

Dancer Andreas Wisniewski brings a fluid grace to the role, but he's brutal when he needs to be – Necros gets some of the best fight scenes in the Bond series, including a vicious set-to with a luckless British agent in a kitchen, and his breathtaking battle with Timothy Dalton's Bond while dangling out of the back of an aeroplane.