Blonde actress Ana de Armas’ 6 most memorable roles in English-language movies, including Blade Runner 2049 and No Time to Die
- Cuban de Armas, Marilyn Monroe in Blonde, starred in Daniel Craig’s James Bond swansong and as Ryan Gosling’s virtual girlfriend JOI in Blade Runner 2049
- She more than held her own against her Bond co-star and other big names in murder mystery Knives Out, and opposite Ben Affleck in erotic thriller Deep Water
Cuban actress Ana de Armas is fast becoming one of the most in-demand performers in Hollywood.
1. War Dogs (2016)
2. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Denis Villeneuve’s Oscar-winning sequel to the Ridley Scott science fiction classic was a wall-to-wall visual feast. Of all its incredible futuristic imagery, a naked de Armas, towering over the city as a giant holographic A.I. companion, remains one of the most enduring.
3. Knives Out (2019)
Rian Johnson’s Agatha Christie-esque murder mystery assembles an eye-watering ensemble of Hollywood heavyweights, including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Plummer, to name just a few.
And yet, de Armas not only manages to hold her own, but also dominates scenes with these accomplished veterans in her pivotal turn as the victim’s loyal nurse, and a potential murder suspect.
4. No Time to Die (2021)
Reunited with Craig for his long-delayed final outing as super-spy James Bond, de Armas dazzles in her brief yet memorable role as Paloma, a rookie CIA operative who aids 007 in Havana.
In one of the film’s stand-out sequences, Paloma whisks Bond into a secret black-tie party packed with Spectre agents, which soon devolves into an all-out brawl.
5. Deep Water (2022)
Based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith and directed by Fatal Attraction’s Adrian Lyne, Deep Water harks back to the sleazy erotic thrillers of the 1980s and ’90s.
De Armas steams up the lens as the seductive wife of Ben Affleck’s wealthy tech mogul, who is encouraged to be unfaithful, only for her various lovers to start going missing.
6. The Gray Man (2022)
De Armas expands on her Bond experience to play Ryan Gosling’s capable, gun-toting sidekick, after his CIA hitman becomes the target of his own shady organisation.