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Madame Natasha Olinsky
is a Communist spy from The Monkees 1966 episode The Spy Who Came In From The Cool. She is out to steal a top secret microfilm from British Intelligence. The beautiful, but hapless villainess is played by the lovely Arlene Martel.

Natasha uses a music store as a front, which is not only is under surveillance by the CIS, but her bumbling henchman Boris (Jacques Aubuchon) accidently sells a pair of maracas, in which the stolen microfilm is concealed, to the stoners in a British rock band The Monkees.

The spies infiltrate the nightclub where the band is playing, but the band escapes by a ruse. Natasha then uses her considerable great looks to seduce a member of the band. While together, she arranges a fight as a diversion. The CIS raids the club during the fight, and captures the spies, but the beautiful villainess escapes in the confusion with the microfilm.

Madame Olinsky arrives in Red China in triumph and runs the secret film at a meeting of intelligence officials. Then, to her horror, she finds---too late---that the Monkees had substituted one of their silly music videos for the microfilm.

The Chinese authorities devise a unique punishment for Natasha. She's bound and gagged in a chair and left alone to watch the film she'd brought!  Seems punishment enough.


  • Arlene Martel played the Russian cosmonaut Sonya Tiomkin in the 1965 episode "Russian Roulette" for the TV series "I Dream of Jeannie".
  • Arlene Martel appeared as Malvina the "Hateful Witch" in the 1971 episode "How Not To Lose your Head to King Henry VIII" for the TV series "Bewitched".

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