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Eva Green

Eva Gaëlle Green, born on 5 July 1980, is a French actress, raised in Paris and living partly in London. She has been noted by Vogue for her "killer looks, intelligence and modesty", and described by The Independent as "gothic, quirky, and sexy". The daughter of actress Marlène Jobert, Green performed in theatre before making her film debut in The Dreamers (2003), which generated controversy over her numerous nude scenes. She achieved greater fame for her parts in Kingdom of Heaven (2005), and in the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale, for which she won a BAFTA. She has also modeled for numerous brands. Director Bernardo Bertolucci discovered Green in 2002, and found her "so beautiful, it's indecent". She accepted his invitation to star in The Dreamers (2003), despite her parents' initial objections because of Maria Schneider's accounts of being traumatized while filming Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris. Green performed extensive nude scenes, which she said felt natural on set, although she was embarrassed when her family saw the film. Her performance was well received, with some comparing her to Liv Tyler. Her performance in The Dreamers convinced Ridley Scott to cast Green in Kingdom of Heaven (2005), a film about the Crusades where she played Sibylla of Jerusalem. Campbell saw Green's performance in the director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven, and Green was approached again. She read the script, and found the character of Vesper far deeper than most Bond girls. Green's performance was well received: Entertainment Weekly called her the fourth best Bond girl of all time; IGN named her the best femme fatale, stating "This is the girl that broke — and therefore made — James Bond"; and she won a BAFTA and an Empire award for her performance. Both were voted for by the British public. Green lives alone, jokingly referring to her border terrier, Griffin, as her "husband". She is an atheist, having not been raised to follow any religion. She has dated New Zealand actor Marton Csokas since she met him on the set of Kingdom of Heaven. Green's favourite film is Cries and Whispers, and she is a fan of directors François Truffaut, Ingmar Bergman, Tim Burton, Lars von Trier, David Lynch, and David Fincher. She admires the actresses Lauren Bacall, Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis, Jeanne Moreau, Cate Blanchett, Juliette Binoche, and Helena Bonham Carter. She credits Blanchett and Kirsten Dunst as her fashion influences, describing her own taste as, "bright pink lipstick, hot pink or geisha colors. Make up is allowed to be a bit weird, I feel."Her favourite artists are Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, and she is a keen museum visitor; she particularly likes Chinese and Indian architecture, and framed displays of butterflies and other insects. Green enjoys music, listening to film soundtracks and classical music when preparing for roles, and she plays the piano.

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Jul 5, 1980 In Paris, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Today 1952-01-14
Latest Project:
Movie Dumbo 2019-03-27
Known For
Poster of Kingdom of Heaven
Poster of Orange Days
Poster of The Dreamers
Poster of At Last the 1948 Show
Movie Dumbo Colette Marchant 2019-03-27
Movie Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Miss Peregrine 2016-09-28
Movie 300: Rise of an Empire Artemisia 2014-03-05
Movie The Salvation Madelaine 2014-05-22
Movie Lennon or McCartney Herself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie White Bird in a Blizzard Eve Connor 2014-08-14
Movie Dark Shadows Angelique Bouchard 2012-05-08
Series Camelot Morgan 2011-02-25
Movie Perfect Sense Susan 2011-01-24
Movie Womb Rebecca 2010-07-15
Movie Cracks Miss Gribben 2009-12-04
Movie Franklyn Emilia 2008-10-16
Movie Casino Royale Vesper Lynd 2006-11-14
Movie Kingdom of Heaven Sibylla 2005-05-03
Movie Okul Vanessa Ives 2004-01-09
Series Orange Days Serafina Pekkala 2004-04-11
Movie Adventures of Arsene Lupin Clarisse 2004-09-17
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie The Dreamers Isabelle 2003-09-01
Series At Last the 1948 Show Ava 1967-02-15
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14