The German actress was studying to become a ballerina with the Royal Ballet in London, but she moved to Paris, France in her late teens to embark on a modelling career after a knee injury ended her dance dreams.
The Troy star then started acting, but she refused to participate in any wild antics because she wasn't interested.
She says, "I lived a disciplined life and was never tempted by drugs. So my mother didn't worry when I went to Paris. I've done some stupid things, but never been tempted by crazy things.".