The German star's devious mastermind beat out Donald Pleasance's Blofeld from You Only Live Twice and Richard Kiel's metal-toothed monster Jaws from Moonraker and The Spy Who Loved Me to lead Fandango's list of baddies.
The movie ticketing website asked Bond fans to vote for their favourite bad guy and more than 1,000 moviegoers took part in the poll.
Frobe's Goldfinger netted 23 per cent of the vote, while Pleasance's Blofeld came in second with 14 per cent.
The top five is:
1. Goldfinger (Gert Frobe in Goldfinger)
2. Blofeld (Donald Pleasance in You Only Live Twice)
3. Jaws (Richard Kiel in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker)
4. Max Zorin (Christopher Walken in A View to a Kill)
5. Scaramanga (Christopher Lee in The Man With the Golden Gun).