Valenka is the alluring companion of Le Chiffre, following him wherever he goes, and is also romantically involved with him (though in the novel, it is stated that Le Chiffre is a heavy womanizer though he plans on settling down and having a family). She is first seen swimming in the sea next to Le Chiffre’s luxurious yacht in a blue swimsuit while they are in the Bahamas. She encounters Bond during the poker tournament in Montenegro, and poisons his drink on Le Chiffre’s orders. Along with Le Chiffre, she is attacked by Steven Obanno and his henchman in their hotel room. Obanno threatens to cut off her arm with a machete – notably, Le Chiffre does not protest her impending dismemberment, causing Obanno to tell Valenka that she should get a better boyfriend. Obanno does not cut off her arm, however, and she stays with Le Chiffre. She is possibly killed by Mr. White along with Le Chiffre and the rest of his associates.