|Occupation||Vice Principal of Point Blanc Academy|
|First Appearance||Point Blanc(Ch 6-The Tunnel)|
|Last Appearance||Point Blanc(Ch 16-Night Raid)|
Eva Stellenbosch is the secondary antagonist in Point Blanc.
Mrs Stellenbosch is the vice-principal of Point Blanc Academy in the French Alps, and was formerly an interrogator for the South African Secret Police. She was also Miss South Africa in weightlifting for five years in a row (she possesses enough strength to bend a metal fire poker with her bare hands). She met Dr. Grief in South Africa and had known him for twenty-six years, and she now works as his personal assistant at the academy. Mrs Stellenbosch is described as having huge muscles and a facial structure that 'wasn't quite human', with lips jutting far past her nose. She has wisps of bright ginger hair and a high, domed forehead. She regularly smokes cigars and, apparently, hates Coca Cola.
Alex Rider pretends to be the son of Sir David Friend in order to get into the Point Blanc Academy, and Mrs Stellenbosch collects him from their mansion before flying him to the school via helicopter. Along the way, they stop at a Paris hotel owned by Point Blanc and stay the night. Alex has dinner with Stellenbosch while she tells him about the academy, but she secretly has his glass of coke drugged and Alex falls unconscious in his room. She then has Alex photographed in a hidden laboratory so that a clone of Dr. Grief can one day be genetically altered to take his place in the 'Friend family'. The next day Stellenbosch takes Alex to meet Dr. Grief, but she later catches him trying to get onto the top floor of Point Blanc, which he had already been told was strictly forbidden. Eventually, when Alex frees the boys who had been kidnapped by Grief, Stellenbosch is informed by one of Grief's guards of the intrusion. She knocks Alex out cold with a single punch, and both she and Dr Grief interrogate him in his study. She physically torments Alex while Grief explains to him the Gemini Project, and when Alex is taken to hospital after trying to escape from Point Blanc, Stellenbosch is told by the doctors that Alex is dead (having had a serious accident whilst on skis). An SAS Attack Squad raids Point Blanc that night, and Alex is confronted by a furious Mrs Stellenbosch. Realising that she has been tricked, she fights Alex personally in the academy's dining room. She easily gains the upper hand due to her superior strength, but before she can kill Alex, Wolf bursts in to save him. Stellenbosch shoots Wolf three times, but luckily he isn't killed because he is wearing body-armour. Stellenbosch dies when Wolf fires his machine gun at her and sends her crashing through a window into the snow.
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|Point Blanc Characters|
|Alex Rider • Alan Blunt • Tulip Jones • Jack Starbright • Hugo Grief • Eva Stellenbosch|
|Other Key Characters|
|David Friend • Smithers • James Sprintz • Michael J. Roscoe • Wolf • John Crawley • Fiona Friend • Julius Grief|