Paloma is a fictional Cuban intelligence operative employed by the Central Intelligence Agency. An ally portrayed by Cuban-Spanish actress Ana de Armas, she appears in the 2021 James Bond film, No Time to Die.
James Bond meets Paloma
An agent of the CIA, James Bond, meets Paloma at the El Nido Bar after agreeing to Felix Leiter’s request to go there to retrieve the scientist Valdo Obruchev, whom SPECTRE from an MI6 laboratory has captured. To Bond’s bemusement, Paloma tells him that she has had only three weeks of training, though she nevertheless seems confident in her skills. She works together with Bond to infiltrate the party which is being held in the bar, though it turns out to secretly be a trap to capture and kill Bond. Bond ends up in a spotlight and sprayed with nanobots created from Project Heracles, though it ultimately transpires that Obruchev reprogrammed the nanobots to kill members of SPECTRE instead. In the ensuing chaos, Bond and Paloma manage to capture Obruchev, evading Nomi, an MI6 agent who had been sent with the same objective.
Paloma then brings Bond and Obruchev to an alley leading to Nomi’s plane, where she bids farewell to Bond, ending her involvement in the mission.
Paloma is an intense Cuban agent. She seems excited to work with Bond and demonstrates extraordinary competence, taking down several men with pistols, machine guns, and martial arts, all while claiming she has had only three weeks of training.