Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko Biography

Camille Montes

Olga Kurylenko is a Ukrainian-French actress and model, born on November 14, 1979, in Berdyansk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union.

At the age of 15, she moved from her hometown to Moscow, and a year later, she relocated to Paris where she signed a contract with the Madison modelling agency.

Kurylenko met her publicist, Valérie Rosen, through her modelling career, and by the age of 18, she had already appeared on the covers of prestigious magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Madame Figaro, and Marie Claire. She also modelled for famous brands such as Bebe, Clarins, and Helena Rubinstein, among others.


While pursuing her modelling career in Paris, Olga Kurylenko featured in the 1998 music video of French-Algerian Raï style singer Faudel called Tellement Je T’aime. She also starred in 2003 in the music video for Seal’s Love’s Divine in 2003.

Shortly after this in 2005, her film career began, and she received the certificate of excellence award at the 2006 Brooklyn International Film Festival for her performance in L’Annulaire. The same year, she also starred in the Paris, je t’aime segment (Quartier de la Madeleine) opposite Elijah Wood.

In 2007, she starred in Hitman alongside Timothy Olyphant and had a minor role in Max Payne. Kurylenko gained worldwide recognition in 2008 for her role as a Bond girl in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace.

In this film, she plays Camille Montes, a Bolivian Secret Service agent who collaborates with Bond to bring down a menacing terrorist organization. Driven by a personal vendetta, Montes also seeks retribution against the nefarious General Mederano, who brutally murdered her family when she was a child.

For her role as Camille Montes, Kurylenko said she had never seen Bond movies before as ‘James Bond didn’t get to Ukraine.’ But she said she had a Box Set of DVDs to tune her up and soon became an expert on all things Bond and Bond girls.

She also dedicated three weeks to mastering combat techniques, handling firearms, and body flying—an indoor skydiving skill, things she certainly utilized in her impressive performance.

Other roles include a part in Armando Iannucci’s political satire film The Death of Stalin as the Soviet pianist Maria Yudina. The same year, she starred in Terry Gilliam’s epic adventure film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Olga Kurylenko Personal Life

Olga Kurylenko acquired French citizenship in 2001 and has been married twice. She married French fashion photographer Cedric van Mol in 2000, and the couple divorced four years later. In 2006, she married American mobile phone accessory entrepreneur Damian Gabrielle, but their marriage ended in late 2007.

Olga Kurylenko moved to London in 2009, where she started a family with her former partner, English actor and writer Max Benitz. They have one son together.

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Olga Kurylenko FAQs

Who is Olga Kurylenko?

Olga Kurylenko is a Ukrainian-French actress and model. She was born on November 14, 1979, in Berdyansk, Ukraine.

What are some of Olga Kurylenko’s most famous movies?

She is best known for her roles in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace (2008), the science-fiction movie Oblivion (2013), and the French film The French Dispatch (2021).

What other movies and TV shows has Olga Kurylenko appeared in?

She has appeared in numerous other movies and TV shows, including Hitman (2007), Max Payne (2008), To the Wonder (2012), The Water Diviner (2014), Mara (2018), and Johnny English Strikes Again (2018). She has also appeared in TV shows such as Magic City and The Death of Stalin.

How did Olga Kurylenko become an actress?

She began modeling at the age of 13 and moved to Paris when she was 16 to pursue a modeling career. She was discovered by a casting agent while riding on a subway train and was offered a role in the film L’Annulaire (2005). This led to other acting opportunities and she eventually became a successful actress.

What languages does Olga Kurylenko speak?

Olga Kurylenko is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian, French, and English. She can also speak some Italian and Spanish.

Is Olga Kurylenko married?

She was previously married to French fashion photographer Cedric van Mol from 2000 to 2004. She later married American mobile phone accessory entrepreneur Damian Gabrielle in 2006, but they divorced in 2007. As of 2023, she is not publicly known to be married or in a relationship.

How tall is Olga Kurylenko?

Olga Kurylenko is 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) tall.

How much is Olga Kurylenko worth?

As of 2023, her net worth is estimated to be around $18 million.

How old is Olga Kurylenko?

She was born on November 14, 1979, so she is currently 43 years old, as of 2023.

Does Olga Kurylenko have children?

Yes, she has one son named Alexander Max Horatio, who was born in 2015.

Olga Kurylenko Movie Roles

2006Paris, je t'aimeThe Vampire
2006The SerpentSofia
2007HitmanNika Boronina
2008À l'est de moiThe Russian prostitute
2008Max PayneNatasha Sax
2008Quantum of SolaceCamille Montes
2009Kirot (The Assassin Next Door)Galia
2011There Be DragonsIldiko
2011Land of OblivionAnya
2012ErasedAnna Brandt
2012To the WonderMarina
2012Seven PsychopathsAngela
2013OblivionJulia Rusakova Harper
2014Vampire AcademyEllen Kirova
2014The November ManAlice Fournier/Mira Filipova
2014The Water DivinerAyshe
2015A Perfect DayKatya
2015MomentumAlex Farraday
2016The CorrespondenceAmy
2017The Death of StalinMaria Yudina
2017Gun ShySheila
2018Just a Breath Away (Dans la brume)Anna
2018The Man Who Killed Don QuixoteJacqui
2018MaraKate Fuller
2018Johnny English Strikes AgainOphelia
2018The Emperor of ParisBaroness Roxane of Giverny
2019L'InterventionJane Anderson
2019The RoomKate
2019The CourierThe Courier
2019The TranslatorsKaterina Anisinova
2020The Bay of SilenceRosalind
2021Black WidowAntonia Dreykov / Taskmaster
2022White ElephantVanessa Flynn
2022The PrincessKai
2022High HeatAna
2024ThunderboltsAntonia Dreykov / Taskmaster