The Inglourious Basterds star began her career on the catwalks and covers, but quit to pursue her dream of becoming a movie star.
Now Kruger is set to step in front of the camera again as the face of L'Oreal Paris, following in the footsteps of recent spokesmodels Eva Longoria Parker and Lost star Evangeline Lilly.
Kruger says, "It's a great honour and a huge pleasure to become a spokesperson for L'Oreal Paris. I admire the brand, not only for the quality and innovation of its products, but also because it represents diversity and excellence across the world, values which are very close to my heart. I am, of course, also delighted to be joining the other L'Oreal Paris spokespeople, an extremely talented, widely-admired group of people."