From Russia with Love, 1963
Lotte Lenya as Rosa Klebb
Okay, so they never really tell you she’s a lesbian. She just is. And she’s treacherous, a crazy SPECTRE agent, sadistic as hell, double-crossing you every time. You may be Bond, James Bond, and have plenty of gadgets to wreck baddies with, but you’re not ready for the woman in the maid’s uniform who’s simultaneously firing a gun and a trying to kick you in the kneecaps with the poisonous knife in her shoe. She held the title of best/worst villainess for decades until Sharon Stone came along, and for good reason.