American audiences who caught Ukrainian beauty Olga Kurylenko's first major international crossover role will find it difficult to forget her. She played the creepy, unnamed vampire who enters into a blood-soaked love affair with a young American tourist (Elijah Wood) in "Quartier de la Madeleine," Vincenzo Natali's five-minute contribution to the European omnibus film Paris, Je T'Aime (2006). Kurylenko predominantly tackled thriller roles for her next several assignments, with supporting turns in such features as Le Serpent (2006) and Hitman (2007), and made international headlines when she landed the role of Camille in the 22nd installment of the James Bond series, released in the fall of 2008.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- At 13, was spotted by a modeling agent in a Moscow subway station and offered a job.
- Studied piano and ballet as a youth.
- Appeared as a model on the covers of Glamour, Vogue and Elle.
- Acquired French citizenship in 2001.
- Appeared in the 2003 music video for Seal's "Love's Divine."
- Was a Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig in 2008's Quantum of Solace.
- Fluent in French, English and Russian.