This is Papillon's first taste of the moive business. Papillon plays one of Zorin's trustworthy henchwomen Pan Ho. She makes her first appearance when she greets Bond at the Chateau. She is involved in the death of Bond's sidekick Sir Godfrey Tibbett and is seen alot of the time with Mayday, Zorin and Irish actress Alison Doody who plays Jenny Flex. Although she is very loyal to Zorin she is betrayed by him when he blows up the mine and she drowns along with Jenny and the miners. The last we see of Pan Ho is her body floating in the mine as Mayday and Bond escape.
Interview with Papillon (1985) : -
"I was quite overweight - over nine stone - so although i was a model i wasn't in shape. So every day i used to put on "Flashdance" and bounce about. (Doing the film) was great fun, but i'm not actually a very good morning person and on films one has to get up very early in the mornings. Before i worked on the film i used to listen to (Grace Jones) records and read about her in the newspapers. And i thought, "Oh, God, I'd better get ready in case.." But she's lovely. She was a very good mother, she had her little boy on the set quite a lot of the time, which is very different from her image."
Photo of Pan ho at Zorin's party: -
Pan Ho helping Zorin set the lift a light: -
Pan Ho and Jenny Flex just before they are washed away: -
Pan Ho and Jenny Flex after assisting in Tibbets murder: -
Pan Ho being washed away: -
Pan Ho meeting Bond at the chateau: -
A deadly trio of Jenny Flex, Mayday and Pan Ho: -
A behind the scenes photo that Papillon sent me : -
Papillon and Alison Doody off set at the mine scene : -