Bond Girl Extraordinare
Olga Kostantinivna Kurylenko (born 14 November 1979) is one of the more recognizable Victoria's Secret models. However, that isn't necessarily due to her modelling, but because she has carved out quite a niche for herself as a top actress. Let's take a closer look at the fabulous Olga Kurylenko.
Olga is from Berdiansk, Ukraine. She is of Russian and Belarusian descent. She was raised by her mother.
Olga was discovered by a talent scout whilst visiting Moscow at age 13. She was on the subway at the time, a tough place to get noticed! Olga was working in the Russian capital by age 15, and in Paris the following year.
Olga has gotten a lot of top covers throughout her career, particularly in France:
France: 'Madame Figaro' - March 7 1998, January 30 1999; 'Elle' - 3 April 2000; 'Elle' - June 18 2001; 'Madame Figaro' - June 23, 2001; 'Biba' - November 2002; 'Marie Claire' - October 2003; 'Elle' - October 27 2008; 'FHM' - November 2008; 'i-mad' - #21 March 2013; 'Marie Claire' - April 2013
Olga got into acting early in her career. She appeared in Seal's "Love's Divine" video in 2003.
Expanding upon her extensive popularity in France, Olga began acting in French films such as "L'Annulaire," "Paris, je t'aime" and other French projects.
Having gained experience in French cinema, Olga began appearing in English-language films such as "Hitman" and "Max Payne." She tended to play dangerous spies.
That led to the role which made Olga Kurylenko famous around the world, Camille Montes in James Bond film "Quantum of Solace."
Along the way, Olga appeared in various lads magazines such as Maxim. She does a lot of nude modelling in them (the foreign editions).
Olga's film career has continued since her time as a James Bond girl. She was in the Tom Cruise sci-fi hit "Oblivion," spy thriller "November Man" and "To the Wonder."
Olga is a French citizen.
Olga was married to French photographer Cedric van Mol for four years.
Kurylenko also was married to Damian Gabrielle for about a year.
She has a son, Alexander, with Max Benitz.
Olga currently resides in London.
Many people liked Olga's role as etain in "Centurion."
Olga was nominated for a Saturn Award and an Empire Award for "Quantum of Solace."
Olga trained as a dancer and model in Moscow.
Kurylenko speaks Russian, English and French. She also knows a little Turkish from a film role.
Olga trained on the piano and loves to watch old movies.
"If you do these big blockbusters, suddenly people know who you are. That's how it works. It's the industry. You have to do that. That's what people watch."
"A Bond girl must be a strong and independent woman, but at the same time charming and sensual. Those opposite qualities combined together make her interesting. She must be strong but at the same time feminine."
"Eventually there are going to be chips in brains. Imagine if you could just buy knowledge and download it into your head instead of having to learn it. Like in The Matrix (1999). Imagine all the years saved!"