Paloma: Not a Bond Girl But The Perfect Ally for 007

Paloma is a Cuban intelligence operative, and currently employed by the Central Intelligence Agency. (CIA). Ana de Armas, a Cuban-Spanish actress, brings her portrayal of this minor character in No Time To Die (2021) to life, delivering an explosive and unforgettable performance that has left a lasting impact on the Bond franchise.


After agreeing to Felix Leiter‘s request to help retreive the captured scientist Valdo Obruchev, James Bond is told to meet Paloma at at the El Nido Bar in Havana, Cuba.

James Bond Paloma Funko POP

To Bond’s surprise, Paloma tells him that she has only had three weeks of training, although she exudes confidence in her abilities. Bond is sceptical but together they collaborate to infiltrate a SPECTRE party held in the city.


They soon discover that the event is a trap designed to capture and kill Bond. 007 suddenly finds himself in a spotlight, targeted by nanobots derived from Project Heracles, although nobody knows at the time that Obruchev had reprogrammed the nanobots to kill SPECTRE members instead.

Paloma effortlessly dispatches multiple adversaries using pistols, machine guns, and martial arts, and amidst the ensuing chaos, she and Bond successfully apprehend Obruchev, while managing to evade Nomi, an MI6 agent with the same objective.

Afterwards, Paloma escorts Bond and Obruchev to where he needs to be, before bidding him farewell, and concluding her involvement in the mission.

Paloma waiting for James Bond in No Time To Die

Ana de Armas

Ana de Armas, a Cuban-Spanish actress, began her acting career in Cuba before moving to Spain and eventually Hollywood. After gaining recognition in the TV drama El internado, she made her Hollywood debut in the film Knock Knock.

However, her breakthrough role came in Blade Runner 2049 as Joi, the holographic AI girlfriend. In 2021, she starred as Paloma, a CIA agent, in Bond 25, No Time to Die. Ana’s explosive scene in the movie garnered many positive reviews with many fans calling for the character’s return in the next Bond movie.

Known for her acting prowess and stunning beauty, Ana de Armas has since become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses. She has since taken on notable roles in films like The Gray Man, Blonde, and Deep Water, solidifying her status as one of the rising stars in the industry.

Watch Ana de Armas play Paloma in one of the most explosives scenes ever!

Ana de Armas as Paloma in No Time To Die