Biography of Eva GreenEva Green is a French movie and television actress, model. She began her career in theater and cinema, became famous in Hollywood for the role of Bond’s girlfriend in «Casino Royale». Having a bright memorable appearance, Eva Green is always selective in choosing roles. She has worked with Bernardo Bertolucci, Tim Burton and Ridley Scott in her filmography.
Childhood and FamilyEva Gaëlle Green was born in the French capital on July 5, 1980, in the family of the actress and writer Marlene Jobert and dentist Walter Green. The girl is not only a Frenchwoman; she also has her father’s Swedish roots and mother’s Algerian and Jewish roots.
Two minutes after Eva her twin sister Joy was born. According to the actress, she and her sister are completely different in character and appearance. By the way, they are both natural blondes, but Eva has dyed her hair dark brown since the age of 14.
In general, from childhood, Eva was fond of history and even wanted to dedicate her life to Egyptology. At the age of 14, after seeing the beautiful French actress Isabelle Adjani in «The Story of Adele H.», she decided to become an actress.
At the age of 17, Eva left France and went to study English in the British town Ramsgate in Kent. A year later, she returned home and continued her studies at the Theater Department. She chose Drama School in Paris. Three years later, after her graduation, she took an acting course in the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London and studied directing at the famous Tisch School of Arts at New York University.
The first rolesThen Eva returned to her native Paris, where she planned to start a career. Her roles in such performances as «Turcaret» and «La Jalousie en Trois Fax» were her first steps to achieve the goal.
This young actress was noticed by the director Bernardo Bertolucci on the stage. Later, he called the girl «obscenely beautiful» and invited Green to shoot in his movie «The Dreamers» (2003).
Her role as the sexy Parisian Isabelle, involved in a strange sexual relationship with a young American (Michael Pitt) and her brother (Louis Garrel), instantly brought the young actress noisy fame. Eva demonstrated her originality, talent to have an organic and natural look on the screen, and readiness to be naked without the embarrassment.
Green was not afraid to have the same destiny as Maria Schneider, whose psyche was harmed by a director-experimenter during the shooting of erotic drama «Last Tango in Paris». After this movie, Eva Green took part in the shooting of another French movie «Arsene Lupin» (2004). After her role in the movie about a «gentleman thief» she received a tempting offer from Hollywood.
Her career in HollywoodIn Hollywood the actress made her debut in the movie of Ridley Scott - it was a long epic drama «Kingdom of Heaven» (2005) about the Christians’ Crusades in Jerusalem. Eva got the role of Jerusalem Queen Sibylla. The Crusader Balian (Orlando Bloom) fell in love with her. Green not only brilliantly coped with the role of an ancient ruler but surprised everyone with her unique appearance. It even seemed that Eva Green was born in some other era.
After this film, she got the role of James Bond’s girlfriend, Vesper Lynd, in the new episode of the adventures of agent 007, «Casino Royale» (2006). The actress not only made more than half of the audience admire her but also eclipsed her partner Daniel Craig. In this movie, the girlfriend of the agent was probably the most striking and profound character throughout a Bond villain.
A year later, Eva Green had already starred in the movie adaptation of the fantastic tale called «The Golden Compass» which was the first screen adaptation of the popular British fantasy «His Dark Materials» by Philip Pullman. The actress played the role of Serafina Pekkala - the queen of witches - and it seemed that this image was created especially for her.
Eva Green always carefully chooses her roles. She prefers to play the characters that change the fate of other people and reality because the typical figures are enough in the movies. The actress likes low-budget movies. In fantasy «Franklyn» (2007) Eva Green starred with Sam Riley and Ryan Phillippe. At the same time, Eva played two characters. The first is Tracey Emin, a crazy and exhausted woman, and the second is clever and cheerful Mary Poppins.
Another low-budget movie with Eva is «Cracks» about the elite boarding school for girls, where the whole tragedy is unfolding. Eva Green appeared in the role of fatal swimming teacher Miss G, who was adored by all girls.
Eva Green in «300: Rise of an Empire» (trailer)
In 2010, the actress appeared in two movies - «Womb» with Matt Smith and «Perfect Sense» with Ewan McGregor. Eva has never really changed herself, and she always chooses unusual roles - both these melodramas have a unique plot and presentation of the story.
The following years were equally successful for the French actress, in 2012 she played with Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Michelle Pfeiffer in the comedy «Dark Shadows» by Tim Burton, and in 2013 she appeared in the sequel of the sensational story «300: Rise of an Empire». In 2014, Eva Green was able to showcase her talent in a TV show, having starred in the popular TV series «Scary Tales».
The role of a fatal pretty girl in the cult movie «Sin City: A Dame to Kill For» (2014) by Robert Rodriguez became the peak of her recognition in Hollywood and cinema. In 2016, she again received invitations for cooperation from the great inventor Tim Burton and played the mysterious Miss Peregrine in his fantasy «Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children» about a boarding school for indigo children with Asa Butterfield and Ella Purnell.
In 2017, Eva played the role of a mysterious admirer of the popular writer (Emmanuelle Seigner) in the psychological thriller Roman Polanski «Based on a True Story».
Eva Green is not afraid to be naked in front of the camera
The psychological drama with Eva Green and Alicia Vikander called «Euphoria» appeared on the screen in 2018. This movie tells the story of two girls, one of whom goes to a special place to die.
Eva as a ModelAs a model, she has collaborated with such world-famous companies as Christian Dior, Lancôme, Emporio Armani. Eva starred in an advertisement for Dior Midnight Poison. Her magnetic gaze, hair color of raven’s wing, and mystery of the image always attract the fashion houses for new shootings.
Personal Life of Eva GreenThis aspect of Eva’s life is not very known. At the beginning of her career, Eva Green was in love with the musician and actor Michael Pitt for almost a year, then she had a brief relationship with the French actor Yann Claassen, and from 2005 to 2007, she dated with the New Zealand actor Marton Csokas. They met on the set of the movie «Kingdom of Heaven», where they played the roles of a husband and wife.
There is no information about the following relations of the actress. In her spare time, Eva prefers to lead a normal life - to walk with a dog, go to the cinema or museum with her friends.
Green says that she is an old lady by nature. She admits that she has never felt young, moreover, her belonging to the present. Eva would rather prefer to be born in the other century, for example, in the 19th century.
Now Eva Green lives in two countries, she has the houses in Paris and London.
Eva Green NowIn 2019, Eva Green participated in the voice acting of Tim Burton's Dumbo cartoon and in the filming of the Proxima thriller, where Matt Dillon acts as her partner. The actress also played Sarah Loro in the French drama Proxima. In 2020, with Eva Green, the BBC The Luminaries mini-series is being prepared for release.
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