She was engaged to Preto Heiron, a nobleman from House Heiron, and during the announcement of their nuptials at the Theater of Shards, she was almost killed by the Jongleurs. At the ceremony, the Jongleurs, who had been paid to murder the woman, aligned the theater's famous glass mirrors and amplifiers to create an intense light beam that almost assassinated her.
Paul Atreides, who had previously joined the Jongleur group, noticed that the refractory beams, would in fact, impact at the seat of the Governor's chair. He left the protection of his mother, Lady Jessica Atreides, and his father Leto Atreides I, and pushed her out of the way, saving her life. The beam left a giant deadly burst on the back of her chair.