Eva Green Biography
Eva Gaëlle Green, a renowned French actress and model, was born on July 6, 1980, two minutes before her non-identical twin sister Joy. Her mother Marlène Jobert, a French actress and author, and her father Walter Green, a Swedish dentist and occasional actor, raised her in France. Green spent her childhood between France, London, and Ireland.
At the age of 14, after being mesmerized by Isabelle Adjani’s performance in The Story of Adele H., Green decided to pursue acting. Despite her mother’s initial concerns about the acting profession’s impact on her sensitive daughter, Green continued her studies and took acting courses in Paris and London.
Green made her stage debut in Jalousie en Trois Fax (2001), which earned her a nomination for a Molière Award. She made her film debut in Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers (2003), a controversial movie that involved explicit nudity and sex scenes. Her performance in the film caught the attention of Ridley Scott, who cast her in Kingdom of Heaven (2005) as Sibylla, Princess of Jerusalem.
In 2006, Eva Green portrayed Vesper Lynd in the James Bond film Casino Royale. Initially, Green had turned down the role but later accepted it after reading the script after relising it was far removed from that of earlier Bond girls. Her performance in the film earned her a BAFTA and an Empire award.
Green continued to impress audiences with her talent in movies like The Golden Compass (2007), 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014). In 2016, she reunited with Tim Burton for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and starred in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Dumbo (2019).
In addition to her work in film, Eva Green has also made a name for herself on television. She starred in the horror drama series Penny Dreadful (2014-2016), which earned her a Golden Globe nomination, and in the first season of Starz’s Camelot (2011) as Morgan le Fay. In 2020, she starred in the BBC One miniseries The Luminaries.
In 2018, Green received the Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres award from the French government for her contributions to the arts. She continues to captivate audiences with her talent and beauty, and her upcoming projects include The Three Musketeers: D’Artagnan and Liaison, both set to release in 2023.