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Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko, a Ukrainian-born actress and model who grew up in poverty sharing a Soviet flat with her aunt, uncle, grandparents and cousin, is now starring as Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig. She was born Olga Konstantinovna Kurylenko on November 14, 1979, in Berdyansk, Ukraine, Soviet Union. Her mother, Marina Alyabysheva, divorced her father, Konstantin Kurylenko, soon after her birth. After the divorce, her mother struggled to survive as an art teacher. Young Olga Kurylenko was brought up by her mother and her grandmother, Raisa. During her youth, Olga had a humbling experience of living in poverty; she had no choice but to wear rags and had to darn the holes on her sweater. During the years in Ukraine she studied art, languages, did 7 years of musical school studying piano and went to a ballet studio until 13. At age 13, Olga and her mother made a trip to Moscow. There she was scouted by an agent who approached her at a subway station and offered a job as a model. Initially, Olga's mother was suspicious, but eventually Olga made a good career choice and took training as a model in Moscow. By age 16, she was ready for the next step. She moved to Paris, learned French in six months, and was signed by the Madison agency. At age 18, Olga appeared on the cover of Glamour, then she graced magazine covers of Elle, Madame Figaro, Marie Claire, and Vogue, and also became the face of Lejaby lingerie, Bebe clothing, Clarins and Helena Rubinstein cosmetic companies. In 1999, Olga married her friend, French photographer Cedric Van Mol and divorced him three and a half years later. One day Olga presented herself to an acting agency. Eventually, she swapped the catwalk for celluloid, and her acting career took off. In 2005 she made her film debut as Iris, a sensual beauty in L'annulaire (2005) by director Diane Bertrand. Olga's cinematic roles have been notably steamy, and her natural beauty and explicit nudity attracted the attention of the male audiences. She appeared opposite Elijah Wood in Paris, je t'aime (2006) and as Sofia in Le serpent (2006), then co-starred as Russian beauty Nika Boronina opposite Timothy Olyphant in Hitman (2007/I). She also appears as Mina Harud in the indy surveillance-thriller "Tyranny" (2008) and is billed as Camille, the Bond girl in Quantum of Solace (2008), a sequel to Casino Royale (2006).


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Born:
Nov 14, 1979 In Berdyansk, Ukraine
Movie/TV Credits:
38
First Appeared:
In the movie Gateway 6
Latest Project:
Movie The Bay of Silence 2020-08-20
Known For
Poster of Just a Breath Away
Poster of Gun Shy

Olga Kurylenko Movies Filmography

Movie
Gateway 6
2021
Series
Romance
2020-05-18
Movie
The Bay of Silence
Rosalind 2020-08-20
Movie
The Courier
The Courier 2019-11-22
Movie
The Room
Kate 2019-09-12
Movie
The Translators
Katerina Anisinova 2019-12-20
Movie
15 Minutes of War
Jane Andersen 2019-01-30
Movie
The Emperor of Paris
The Baroness 2018-12-19
Movie
Johnny English Strikes Again
Ophelia Bhulatova 2018-09-13
Movie
Mara
Kate 2018-08-22
Movie
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
Jacqui 2018-05-19
Movie
Just a Breath Away
Anna 2018-04-04
Movie
Gun Shy
Sheila 2017-09-08
Movie
The Death of Stalin
Maria Veniaminovna Yudina 2017-10-20
Movie
Correspondence
Amy 2016-01-14
Movie
Momentum
Alexis Farraday 2015-10-15
Movie
A Perfect Day
Katya 2015-08-28
Movie
The Water Diviner
Ayshe 2014-12-25
Movie
The November Man
Alice Fournier 2014-08-27
Movie
Vampire Academy
Headmistress Kirova 2014-02-07
Movie
To the Wonder
Marina 2013-02-22
Movie
Oblivion
Julia Rusakova Harper 2013-04-10
Movie
Erased
Anna Brandt 2012-08-23
Movie
Seven Psychopaths
Angela 2012-10-12
Movie
Land of Oblivion
Anya 2012-03-28
Series
Magic City
Vera Evans 2012-03-30
Movie
There Be Dragons
Ildiko 2011-03-25
Movie
Centurion
Etain 2010-02-15
Movie
The Assassin Next Door
Galia 2009-12-03
Movie
Quantum of Solace
Camille Montes 2008-10-31
Movie
Max Payne
Natasha 2008-10-15
Movie
Hitman
Nika Boronina 2007-11-21
Series
The Graham Norton Show
Herself 2007-02-22
Movie
The Snake
Sofia 2007-01-10
Series
El hormiguero 3.0
Herself 2006-09-24
Movie
Paris, Je T'Aime
La vampire (Quartier de la Madeleine) 2006-06-21
Movie
The Ring Finger
Iris 2005-06-08
Series
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Unknown 2003-01-26