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Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko was born on November 14, 1979, in Berdyansk, Ukraine, Soviet Union. Her mother, Marina Alyabysheva, divorced her father, Konstantin Kurylenko, soon after her birth. After the divorce, her mother struggled to survive as an art teacher. Young Olga Kurylenko was brought up by her mother and her grandmother, Raisa. During her youth, Olga had a humbling experience of living in poverty; she had no choice but to wear rags and had to darn the holes on her sweater. During the years in Ukraine she studied art, languages, did 7 years of musical school studying piano and went to a ballet studio until 13. At age 13, Olga and her mother made a trip to Moscow. There she was scouted by an agent who approached her at a subway station and offered a job as a model. Initially, Olga's mother was suspicious, but eventually Olga made a good career choice and took training as a model in Moscow. By age 16, she was ready for the next step. She moved to Paris, learned French in six months, and was signed by the Madison agency. At age 18, Olga appeared on the cover of Glamour, then she graced magazine covers of Elle, Madame Figaro, Marie Claire, and Vogue, and also became the face of Lejaby lingerie, Bebe clothing, Clarins and Helena Rubinstein cosmetic companies. In 1999, Olga married her friend, French photographer Cedric Van Mol and divorced him three and a half years later. One day Olga presented herself to an acting agency. Eventually, she swapped the catwalk for celluloid, and her acting career took off. In 2005 she made her film debut as Iris, a sensual beauty in L'annulaire (2005) by director Diane Bertrand. She appeared opposite Elijah Wood in Paris, je t'aime (2006) and as Sofia in Le serpent (2006), then co-starred as Russian beauty Nika Boronina opposite Timothy Olyphant in Hitman (2007/I). She also appears as Mina Harud in the indy surveillance-thriller "Tyranny" (2008) and is billed as Camille, the Bond girl in Quantum of Solace (2008), a sequel to Casino Royale (2006).

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Nov 14, 1979 In Berdyansk, Zaporozhye Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine]
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First Appeared:
In the movie Empires of the Deep
Latest Project:
Movie Gateway 6 2023
Known For
Movie Gateway 6 2023
Movie Empires of the Deep 2022
Movie The Hunting 2021-01-08
Movie Black Widow Antonia Dreykov 2021-07-07
Movie Sentinelle Klara 2021-03-05
Series Wonderland Alice 2020-05-18
Movie The Bay of Silence Rosalind 2020-08-20
Movie The Room Kate 2019-09-12
Movie 15 Minutes of War Jane Andersen 2019-01-30
Movie The Courier The Courier 2019-11-22
Movie The Translators Katerina Anisinova 2019-12-20
Movie Just a Breath Away Anna 2018-04-04
Movie The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Jacqui 2018-05-19
Movie Mara Kate 2018-08-22
Movie Johnny English Strikes Again Ophelia Bhulatova 2018-09-13
Movie The Emperor of Paris The Baroness 2018-12-19
Movie The Death of Stalin Maria Veniaminovna Yudina 2017-10-20
Movie Gun Shy Sheila 2017-09-08
Movie Correspondence Amy 2016-01-14
Movie A Perfect Day Katya 2015-08-28
Movie Momentum Alexis Farraday 2015-10-15
Movie The Water Diviner Ayshe 2014-12-25
Movie The November Man Alice Fournier 2014-08-27
Movie Vampire Academy Headmistress Kirova 2014-02-07
Movie Oblivion Julia 2013-04-10
Movie To the Wonder Marina 2013-02-22
Series Magic City Vera Evans 2012-03-30
Movie Land of Oblivion Anya 2012-03-28
Movie Seven Psychopaths Angela 2012-10-12
Movie Bond on Location 2012-10-01
Movie Erased Anna Brandt 2012-08-23
Movie There Be Dragons Ildiko 2011-03-25
Movie Centurion Etain 2010-02-15
Movie The Assassin Next Door Galia 2009-12-03
Movie Quantum of Solace Camille Montes 2008-10-31
Movie Max Payne Natasha 2008-10-15
Movie Hitman Nika Boronina 2007-11-21
Movie Paris, Je T'Aime La vampire (Quartier de la Madeleine) 2006-06-21
Movie The Ring Finger Iris 2005-06-08