James Bond Film to Feature Croatian Actress
ZAGREB, Croatia, March 14, 2006 – Even though it has been
decided that Goran ViĹˇnjic will not be the new James Bond,
an actress with Croatian roots, Ivana Milicevic, has secured a
role in the latest Bond movie, 'Casino Royale,' opening later
this year. Ivana, who has since 1983 lived in the U.S. with her
family, will play the role of Valenka, wife of the bodyguard of
the main villain in the film. The Croatian actress started her
career as a model, subsequently turning to acting and
appearing in popular TV shows such as Seinfeld, Felicity and
Buffy, but also in films Vanilla Sky, Jerry Maguire and
Resident Evil. Ivana may not be a new Bond girl – this honor
went to Eva Green – but her appearance in 'Casino Royale'
is definitely one big step forward for her career.