Kurylenko at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, February 2015
Olga Konstantynivna Kurylenko
14 November 1979
Cedric van Mol
(m. 2000;div. 2004)
(m. 2006;div. 2007)
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
Olga Konstiantinivna Kurylenko(Ukrainian: О́льга Констянти́нівна Куриле́нко; born 14 November 1979) is a French-Ukrainian actress and model.
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She was discovered as a model in Moscow at the age of 13. She moved to Paris to pursue a modelling career at the age of 16and started her acting career in 2005. She found success as an actress for her role as Nika Boronina in the movie adaptation of the video game Hitman (2007), and then rose to fame by playing Bond girl Camille Montes in the 22nd James Bond film, Quantum of Solace (2008). More recently she starred in Stephen S. Campanelli's Momentum (2015), Terrence Malick's To the Wonder (2012), alongside Tom Cruise in Oblivion (2013), with Russell Crowe in The Water Diviner (2014) and alongside Rowan Atkinson in the spy comedy film Johnny English Strikes Again (2018).
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Kurylenko was born in Berdiansk, Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union. Her father, Konstantin, is Ukrainian, and her mother, Marina Alyabysheva, who teaches art and is an exhibited artist, was born in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, and is of Russian and Belarusian ancestry.
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Her parents divorced when she was three and she was raised by her single mother. Kurylenko rarely had contact with her father, meeting him for the first time after the split when she was eight, and later when she was thirteen.
Kurylenko was discovered by a female model scout while on holiday in Moscow at the age of 13.Aged 15 she moved from Ukraine to Moscow. At the age of 16 she moved to Paris. In 1996, she signed a contract with the Paris-based Madison modelling agency where she met her publicist Valérie Rosen. The following year, by the age of 18, she had appeared on the covers of Vogue and Elle magazines. While working as a model in Paris, Kurylenko supported her mother in Ukraine.
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She also appeared on the covers of Madame Figaro and Marie Claire magazines.She became the face of brands Bebe, Clarins, and Helena Rubinstein. She has also modelled for Roberto Cavalli and Kenzo and appeared in the Victoria's Secret catalogue.
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In 1998, she features in the music video of French-Algerian Raï style singer Faudel called "Tellement Je T'aime".
One of her first acting appearances was in Seal's music video, "Love's Divine" in 2003, " opposite Elijah Wood. That same year, she was selected to be the face of Kenzo's new fragrance, Kenzo Amour. She has appeared in all subsequent Kenzo Amour advertisements.but her film career truly began in France during 2005. She received the certificate of excellence award at the 2006 Brooklyn International Film Festival for her performance in L'Annulaire , and also starred in the Paris, je t'aime segment "Quartier de la Madeleine
In 2007, she starred in Hitman alongside Timothy Olyphant. She had a minor role in Max Payne as Natasha. She played Bond girl Camille Montes in the 2008 James Bond film, Quantum of Solace (after beating out Gal Gadot in the auditions).In the film she plays the role of a Bolivian Secret Service agent named Camille, who teams up with James Bond to avenge the death of her parents.
She was featured on the cover of the December 2008 issue of the US edition of Maxim magazineand on the cover of the February 2009 issue of the Ukrainian edition of Maxim. In Ukraine the mayor of Berdyansk suggested naming a street after her in early 2008, and she and her mother met Ukraine's First Lady Kateryna Yushchenko in President Yushchenko's family country house.
Kurylenko appeared in Terrence Malick's To the Wonder , shot in autumn-time 2010 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.She also appeared in Oblivion , a science fiction film starring Tom Cruise and directed by Joseph Kosinski. Kurylenko played Alice Fournier who is the main subject of the spy thriller November Man .
In 2014, Kurylenko starred in the historical drama film The Water Diviner alongside Russell Crowe (who made his directorial debut), Jacqueline McKenzie and Jai Courtney.She also played the headmistress in Vampire Academy.
Kurylenko acquired French citizenship in 2001.She married French fashion photographer Cedric van Mol in 2000, but the couple divorced four years later. She married American mobile phone accessory entrepreneur Damian Gabrielle in 2006, but that marriage ended in divorce in late 2007. Kurylenko moved to London in 2009.
Kurylenko and her former partner Max Benitz have one son, Alexander Max Horatio, born on 3 October 2015.
As of 2018, Kurylenko lived in London with her boyfriend, actor Ben Cura, and her son.
|2001||Largo Winch||Carole||TV series (1 Episode : "Contessa Vanessa")|
|2006||Paris, je t'aime||The Vampire||Vincenzo Natali||Segment : Quartier de la Madeleine|
|2006||Le porte-bonheur||Sophia||Laurent Dussaux||TV movie|
|2006||The Serpent||Sofia||Eric Barbier|
|2007||Suspectes||Eva Pirès||TV miniseries (7 episodes)|
|2007||Hitman||Nika Boronina||Xavier Gens|
|2008||À l'est de moi||The Russian prostitute||Bojena Horackova|
|2008||Max Payne||Natasha Sax||John Moore|
|2008||Quantum of Solace||Camille Montes||Marc Forster|
|2010||Tyranny||Mina Harud||John Beck Hofmann||TV series (5 episodes); also writer|
|2011||There Be Dragons||Ildiko||Roland Joffé|
|2011||Land of Oblivion||Anya||Michale Boganim|
|2012||Erased||Anna Brandt||Philipp Stölzl|
|2012||To the Wonder||Marina||Terrence Malick|
|2012||Seven Psychopaths||Angela||Martin McDonagh|
|2012||Magic City||Vera Evans||Mainly Ed Bianchi |
Simon Cellan Jones
|TV series (16 episodes)|
|2013||Oblivion||Julia Rusakova Harper||Joseph Kosinski|
|2014||Vampire Academy||Ellen Kirova||Mark Waters|
|2014||The November Man||Alice Fournier/Mira Filipova||Roger Donaldson|
|2014||Mission Control||NASA broadcasting news||Will Ferrell||Episode 13: Go Home|
|2014||The Water Diviner||Ayshe||Russell Crowe|
|2015||A Perfect Day||Katya||Fernando León de Aranoa|
|2015||Momentum||Alex Farraday||Stephen S. Campanelli|
|2016||The Correspondence||Amy||Giuseppe Tornatore|
|2017||The Death of Stalin||Maria Yudina||Armando Iannucci|
|2017||Gun Shy||Sheila||Simon West|
|2018||Just a Breath Away (Dans la brume)||Anna||Daniel Roby|
|2018||The Man Who Killed Don Quixote||Jacqui||Terry Gilliam|
|2018||Mara||Kate Fuller||Clive Tonge|
|2018||Johnny English Strikes Again||Ophelia||David Kerr|
|2019||15 minutes de guerre||Jane Anderson||Fred Grivois|
|TBA||Empires of the Deep||Michael French|
|TBA||The Courier||Zackary Adler||Filming|
|2005||Brooklyn international film festival||Best actress||L'Annulaire||Won|
|2008||Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress||Quantum of Solace||Nominated|
|2009||Empire Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2012||Boston Society of Film Critics Award||Best Cast||Seven Psychopaths||Won|
|2012||San Diego Film Critics Society Award||Best Performance by an Ensemble||Nominated|
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