Olga Kurylenko

Model, Actress
Since Ukrainian-born Olga Kurylenko's life prior to her initial fame was the stuff of great drama, it came as no surprise to many that she would turn to acting after an acclaimed career as an international model. Raised ... Read more »
Born: 11/14/1979 in Soviet Union

Filmography

Actor (24)

A Perfect Day 2015 (Movie)

Katya (Actor)

The Water Diviner 2015 (Movie)

Ayshe (Actor)

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Little Mizz Innocent 2014 (Movie)

Kristen/Aleta (Actor)

The Cross 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The November Man 2014 (Movie)

Alice Fournier (Actor)

Tyranny 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tyranny 2 2014 (Movie)

Mina Harud (Actor)

Vampire Academy 2014 (Movie)

Headmistress Kirova (Actor)

Magic City 2011 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Oblivion 2013 (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

To the Wonder 2013 (Movie)

Marina (Actor)

Erased 2012 (Movie)

Anna Brandt (Actor)

Seven Psychopaths 2012 (Movie)

Angela (Actor)

There Be Dragons 2011 (Movie)

Ildiko (Actor)

Centurion 2010 (Movie)

Etain (Actor)

Land of Oblivion 2010 (Movie)

Anya (Actor)

Kirot 2009 (Movie)

Galia (Actor)

Max Payne 2008 (Movie)

Natasha (Actor)

Quantum of Solace 2008 (Movie)

Camille (Actor)

Hitman 2007 (Movie)

Nika Boronina (Actor)

Le Serpent 2007 (Movie)

Sofia (Actor)

Paris, I Love You 2007 (Movie)

("Quartier De La Madeleine") (Actor)

L' Annulaire 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)
Music (1)

The November Man 2014 (Movie)

("Gnossiennes No. 3") (Song Performer)

Biography

Since Ukrainian-born Olga Kurylenko's life prior to her initial fame was the stuff of great drama, it came as no surprise to many that she would turn to acting after an acclaimed career as an international model. Raised in poverty after her parents' divorce, her family struggled to make ends meet during her adolescent years, yet after a chance encounter with an agent, by the time she was 18, Kurylenko's face was gracing the cover of major international publications. After years of print work for some of the top cosmetic companies and fashion houses, she made her screen debut in 2005. Decorative roles in European features preceded her American debut as a femme fatale in the film version of the popular video game "Hitman" (2007). The year 2008 proved to be breakout time, with high profile roles in "Max Payne" (2008) and the sci-fi thriller "Tyranny" (2008) serving as appetizers for her debut as the latest Bond Girl in "Quantum of Solace" (2008), the second 007 feature with Daniel Craig as the legendary super spy. The flurry of international press that accompanied the film's release served as an excellent indication that Kurylenko was an actress on the rise in both the Hollywood and global film market.

Relationships

Marina Alyabysheva

Mother
Russian; split from Olga's father when she was just three years old; raised her as a single mother

Damian Gabrielle

Husband
Married 2006 Divorced 2007

Konstantin Kurylenko

Father
Split from Olga's mother when she was just three years old; had little contact with daughter, meeting her for the first time when she was eight, and later again when she was 13

Cedric Mol

Husband
Married 2000 Divorced 2004

Milestones

2012

Co-starred on 1950s-set drama "Magic City" (Starz)

2012

Cast in ensemble crime comedy "Seven Psychopaths"

2011

Executive producing debut, "La terre outragée" ("Land of Oblivion"); also starred

2008

Landed breakthrough role as Camille, a Russian-Bolivian agent who assists James Bond (Daniel Craig) in "Quantum of Solace"

2008

Cast as Mila Kunis' murdered sister in the video-game-turned-movie "Max Payne"

2007

Made American feature debut opposite Timothy Olyphant in "Hitman"

2007

Appeared in the French miniseries "Suspectes"

2006

Cast as the seductress Sofia in the French thriller "Le Serpent ("The Snake)"

2006

Played a vampiress who preys on a naïve American backpacker (Elijah Wood) in a segment of the French portmanteau film "Paris, je t’aime"

2005

Made feature debut in a leading role in the off-beat French drama "L’Annulaire ("The Ring Finger)"

Named official face of Bebe clothing, Helena Rubinstein cosmetics, and Lejay lingerie

Discovered by a modeling scout at age 13

Moved to Paris at age 16 and signed with the prestigious Madison Agency

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