Ernst Stavro Blofeld

fictional James Bond villain
Blofeld is maybe best known for being played by English actor Donald Pleasence in You Only Live Twice

Ernst Stavro Blofeld is a fictional character and a supervillain from the James Bond series.[1] He was created by Ian Fleming. His mission is world domination.[2] He was born in Poland. He is known for having a scar on his eye, for wearing his grey suit and for having a pet cat. Blofeld is head of the global criminal organization SPECTRE and is commonly referred to as Number 1.

Blofeld appears or is heard in three novels: Thunderball; On Her Majesty's Secret Service; and You Only Live Twice. He was famously played by Donald Pleasence in You Only Live Twice (1967) and by Christoph Waltz in Spectre (2015).[3]

Some of Blofeld's characteristics have become popular as a supervillain in fiction and media. It includes the parodies Dr. Claw (and his pet, M.A.D. Cat) from the Inspector Gadget animated series (1983–86), and Dr. Evil (and his cat Mr. Bigglesworth) from the Austin Powers movie series (1997–2002).


  1. The Bond Files by Andy Lane and Paul Simpson, published by Virgin in 1999
  2. "The Bond Film Informant: Ernst Stavro Blofeld". 28 May 2008. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  3. Vejvoda, Jim. "MGM, Danjaq Settle James Bond Rights Dispute With McClory Estate". IGN. Retrieved 16 November 2013.