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Katya is the secondary antagonist of the 1995 action movie Die Hard with a Vengeance. She is a mute Bulgarian terrorist and Simon Gruber's girlfriend and second-in-command as well as Mathias Targo's partner who helped Simon steal $140 billion in gold bricks from the New York Federal Reserve Bank.

She was portrayed by Sam Phillips in her only villainous role.


Early life

Before working with Simon, Katya was Targo's partner, shown in a photo. People believed she was killed in an Israeli assassination attempt intended for Targo killed her, but her death was never confirmed.

Federal Reserve Heist

Katya arrives through the subway station and drilled a hole through a wall of a gold storage room. She then entered the room and walked to the security room, where she slit the throat of a guard distracted by Simon and the other terrorists. They then take the gold to Simon's freighter in dump trucks.

On Simon's ship, Targo soon discovers that the containers set to explode were filled with scrap metal rather than the gold bricks and informs Katya of Simon's betrayal. However, Katya shows her loyalty to Simon and shoots Targo dead.

Confrontation with McClane and Death

Later that night, Simon and Katya prepare to engage in violent sex, but are interrupted by McClane and Zeus, infuriating Katya. Simon and Katya board a helicopter and chase after McClane and Zeus.

Simon manages to damage McClane's helicopter and force it to land. Acting on Simon's orders, Katya flies lower down while Simon shoots at McClane. However, McClane manages to shoot a transformer causing a live wire to fall into the helicopter's blades, resulting in the helicopter crashing, killing both Simon and Katya.

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Die Hard: Hans Gruber | Karl Vreski | Theo | Tony Vreski
Die Hard 2: William Stuart | Ramon Esperanza | Major Grant
Ricochet: Earl Talbot Blake | Kim
Die Hard with a Vengeance: Simon Gruber | Katya | Mathias Targo
Live Free or Die Hard: Thomas Gabriel | Mai Linh | Trey | Rand | Robert Russo | Emerson | Casper
A Good Day to Die Hard: Yuri Komarov | Irina Komarov | Viktor Chagarin | Alik

Video Games
Die Hard: Vendetta: Piet Gruber
Die Hard Arcade: Wolf Hongo
Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas: Kenny Sinclair | Reese Hoffman | Elena Goshkin | Amir El Kahr | Victor Rashenko

Comic Books
Die Hard: Year One: Alan Douglas
A Million Ways to Die Hard: Mr. Moviefone