Col. Jacques Bouvar

Stuntman Bob Simmons as Colonel Jacques Bouvar (credit:


Thunderball (1965)

Colonel Jacques Bouvar 

Played by Bob Simmons

Colonel Jacques Bouvar was an influential member of SPECTRE. He was featured during the pre-credits sequence of the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball and was portrayed by stuntman Bob Simmons with Rose Alba standing in for the female scenes.

There is some discrepancy surrounding the character’s name. Though pronounced onscreen as “Boo-Va”, in the credits, his “widow” is listed as Madame Boitier (which would be pronounced “Bwa-tee-ay”).