Actress Kasia Smutniak is most known to English-speaking audiences for her performance as Caroline, the femme fatale who double-crosses CIA operative James Reese (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) in cinematographer-turned-director Pierre Morel's 2011 spy thriller, "From Paris With Love. " Fans of international cinema will recognize her as the flirtatious dog-walker Jolanda in 2008's critically acclaimed Sandro Veronesi adaptation "Quiet Chaos." Though Smutniak is a native of Poland, she has worked primarily in the Italian film industry. The former model, who has appeared in high-profile commercials for Telecom Italia Mobile and Giorgio Armani, landed her first serious acting gig in 2000 when she played a lovestruck broadcast journalist in Giorgio Panariello's light comedy "At the Right Moment." Eight years later, she delivered her Italian Golden Globe-winning performance as troubled Croatian émigré and love-interest Mavi in Peter Del Monte's 2008 dark romance, "Nelle Tue Mani." Smutniak's father is a general in the Polish Air Force. She grew up with a love of planes and is a licensed pilot. In 2010, her partner and the father of her child, Italian reality-television contestant Pietro Taricone, died from complications after his parachute failed to open in a timely manner during what should have been a routine skydive.