MILICEVIC, IVANA

Entry Source: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin


(April 26, 1974–     ): Tall, statuesque American actress, born in what is now Bosnia and Herzegovina, who portrayed Valenka, the girlfriend of Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) in Casino Royale.

Hailing from Sarajevo and raised in Michigan, Milicevic made her credited motion picture debut under the name Ivana Marina as a former girlfriend of the title character in Jerry Maguire (1996). Film audiences began to take note when she played Stacey, the “American Dreamgirl” in Love Actually (2003). She’s also quite fetching as Katrina, Mark Ruffalo’s sexy neighbor in Just Like Heaven (2005). In recent years, she has been shuttling between television series (Banshee, The 100) and film roles.