Diane Kruger

Actress, Model, Ballet dancer
A multilingual, German-born actress who balanced film careers in France and Hollywood, Diane Kruger was unknown in the United States when she beat out A-listers Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman for the role of reluctant ... Read more »
Born: 07/15/1976 in Germany


Actor (41)

The Infiltrator 2016 (Movie)

Kathy Ertz (Actor)

Disorder 2015 (Movie)

Jessie (Actor)

Fathers and Daughters 2015 (Movie)

Elizabeth (Actor)

Sky 2014 (Movie)

Romy (Actor)

The 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)


The Better Angels 2014 (Movie)

Sarah Lincoln (Actor)

The Bridge 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)


The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden 2014 (Movie)

Margret Wittmer (Voice)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)


Les garçons et Guillaume, à table ! 2013 (Movie)

Ingeborg (Actor)

Midnight Sun 2013 (Movie)


The Host 2013 (Movie)

Seeker & Lacey (Actor)

Farewell, My Queen 2012 (Movie)

Marie Antoinette (Actor)

Special Forces 2012 (Movie)

Elsa (Actor)

The 17th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)


Un plan parfait 2012 (Movie)

Isabelle (Actor)

The Graham Norton Show 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)


Unknown 2011 (Movie)

Gina (Actor)

Inhale 2010 (Movie)

Diane Stanton (Actor)

Pieds Nus sur les Limaces 2010 (Movie)

Clara (Actor)

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)


Inglourious Basterds 2009 (Movie)

Bridget Von Hammersmark (Actor)

Mr. Nobody 2009 (Movie)

Adult Anna (Actor)

Round Da Way 2009 (Movie)

Voice (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 (Tv Show)


Anything for Her 2008 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

Days of Darkness 2007 (Movie)


National Treasure: Book of Secrets 2007 (Movie)

Abigail Chase (Actor)

The Color of Freedom 2007 (Movie)

Gloria Gregory (Actor)

The Hunting Party 2007 (Movie)

Mirjana (Actor)

Copying Beethoven 2006 (Movie)

Anna Holtz (Actor)

Joyeux Noël 2006 (Movie)

Anna Sorensen (Actor)

Les Brigades Du Tigre 2006 (Movie)

Constance Bolkonski (Actor)

Frankie 2005 (Movie)


National Treasure 2004 (Movie)

Abigail Chase (Actor)

The Piano Player 2004 (Movie)


Troy 2004 (Movie)

Helen of Troy (Actor)

Wicker Park 2004 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

Michel Valliant 2003 (Movie)

Julie Wood (Actor)

Whatever You Say 2002 (Movie)



A multilingual, German-born actress who balanced film careers in France and Hollywood, Diane Kruger was unknown in the United States when she beat out A-listers Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman for the role of reluctant queen Helen of Troy in the blockbuster epic, "Troy" (2004). From launching a thousand ships with her face, this former model stayed in the realm of highly active films, including the popular thriller "Wicker Park" (2004) and the "National Treasure" adventure film franchise (2004, 2007), starring Nicolas Cage. While those films were high-profile blockbusters, Kruger's supporting roles were relatively underwritten and only her foreign-made titles offered the actress room to really develop a three-dimensional lead character. But in "Inglourious Basterds" (2009), Quentin Tarantino's World War II tale of revenge, Kruger's significant role as a double agent and German movie star finely showcased the actress' untapped capacity for tough, conniving intelligence, and proved to international audiences that there was much to explore underneath her ethereal beauty.


Guillaume Canet Actor

Married Sept. 1, 2001 Divorced in 2006

Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger

Divorced from Kruger's mother c. 1989

Maria-Theresa Heidkrüger

Divorced from Kruger's father c. 1989

Stefan Heidkrüger


Josh Jackson Actor

Began dating in June 2006 Briefly split in 2007, but reconciled shortly after


Royal Ballet

Studied ballet until an injury ended her career



Cast opposite Saoirse Ronan in sci-fi romance "The Host," adapted from novel by Stephenie Meyer


Portrayed Marie Antoinette in French drama "Farewell, My Queen"


Played a German double agent in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds"


Re-teamed with Nicolas Cage for sequel "National Treasure: Book of Secrets"


Co-starred in "The Hunting Party" with Richard Gere and Terrence Howard


Portrayed the wife of Nelson Mandela's prison guard in "Goodbye Bafana," a drama based on James Gregory's book Goodbye Bafana: Nelson Mandela, My Prisoner, My Friend


Co-starred with Ed Harris in "Copying Beethoven"


Starred as Helen the Queen of Sparta in Wolfgang Petersen's "Troy," an adaptation of Homer's great epic


Co-starred with Nicolas Cage in "National Treasure," produced by Jerry Bruckheimer


Cast opposite Josh Hartnett and Rose Byrne in "Wicker Park"


Starred in Luc Besson's "Michel Vaillant"


Featured in "Mon Idole," directed by then-husband Guillaume Canet


Made acting debut opposite Christopher Lambert and Dennis Hopper in indie feature "The Piano Player"

Returned to Germany and became a top fashion model

Studied with the Royal Ballet in London until an injury ended ballet career

Relocated to Paris to pursue acting at suggestion of filmmaker Luc Besson

Bonus Trivia


Kruger was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People for 2004.


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