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Olga Kurylenko

Name in Native Language: "Ольга Костянтинівна Куриленко" (Ukrainian/UK)
Film Actress / Model (person) / Actress | * 11/14/1979 (40) | Berdyansk, Ukraine
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Olga Konstiantinivna Kurylenko (Ukrainian: О́льга Констянти́нівна Куриле́нко, Russian: Ольга Константиновна Куриленко; born 14 November 1979) is a Ukrainian-French actress and model. 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 16 and started her acting career in 2005. She found success as an actress for her role as Nika Boronina in the film adaptation of the video game Hitman (2007), and then mainstream prominence with the role of 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 Divine..."> ()
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Olga Kurylenko, a Ukrainian-born actress and model who grew up in poverty sharing a Soviet flat with her aunt, uncle, grandparents and cousin, is now starring as Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig. She was born Olga Konstantinovna Kurylenko 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. Olga's cinematic roles have been notably steamy, and her natural beauty and explicit nudity attracted the attention of the male audiences. 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).

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Action | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Olga Kurylenko

Brooklyn Film Festival Boston Society of Film Critics Award

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Movies with Olga Kurylenko as Actress(38)

as Rosalind2020 The Bay of Silence
as Kate2019 The Room
as Katerina Anisinova2019 The Translators
as Jane Andersen2019 15 Minutes of War
as The Courier2019 The Courier
as Ophelia Bhulatova2018 Johnny English Strikes Again
as The Baroness2018 The Emperor of Paris
as Kate2018 Mara
as Anna2018 Just a Breath Away
as Sheila2017 Gun Shy
as Maria Veniaminovna Yudina2017 The Death of Stalin
as Amy2016 Correspondence
as Alexis Farraday2015 Momentum
as Katya2015 A Perfect Day
as Headmistress Kirova2014 Vampire Academy
as Ayshe2014 The Water Diviner
as Alice Fournier2014 The November Man
as Marina2013 To the Wonder
as Julia Rusakova Harper2013 Oblivion
as Anya2012 Land of Oblivion
as Anna Brandt2012 Erased
as Angela2012 Seven Psychopaths
as Ildiko2011 There Be Dragons
as Etain2010 Centurion
as La prostituée russe2009 À l'est de moi
as Natasha2008 Max Payne
as Camille Montes2008 Quantum of Solace
as Sofia2007 The Snake
as Nika Boronina2007 Hitman
as La vampire (Quartier de la Madeleine)2006 Paris, Je T'Aime
as Iris2005 The Ring Finger

TV Shows/Series with Olga Kurylenko as Actress(5)

2020 Romance
as Vera Evans2012 Magic City
as herself2006 El hormiguero 3.0

Additional Information

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Citizenships: France, Soviet Union (former country), Ukraine
Born: Wednesday, 11/14 1979 (November) in Berdiansk (current age: 40 years + 345 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: French (FR), Ukrainian (UK)
Other names for Olga Kurylenko (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Olga Kutylenko"
"올가 쿠릴렌코"
"Ольга Куриленко"
Olga Kurylenko frequently works together with these people:
Guillaume Lemans (5x, Crew)
Bruno Podalydès (4x, Crew)
Jimmy Kimmel (3x, Actor)
Terry Gilliam (3x, Actor)
Martin McDonagh (3x, Crew)
Marco Beltrami (3x, Crew)
Arabella Gilbert (3x, Crew)
Gillian Dodders (3x, Crew)
Zackary Adler (3x, Crew)
Bojena Horackova (3x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:141, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 10/18/2020