Eva Gaëlle Green was born in Paris on 5 July 1980, to parents Marlène Jobert, a French actress, and Swedish dentist Walter Green. She grew up in the 16th arrondissement of Paris and her mother is of Algerian French settlers (Pied-Noir) descent. Eva Green was born two minutes before her twin sister Joy. Eva Green has described her family as "bourgeois" and has said that her sister nothing like her. Eva Green is a natural dark blonde but she dyed her hair black aged 15. French-Swedish actress Marika Greenalso is her relative, she is her aunt.
Director Bernardo Bertolucci discovered Eva Green in 2002, and said she was "so beautiful, it's indecent". She accepted his invitation to star in "The Dreamers" in 2003, despite her parents' initial objections because of Maria Schneider's accounts
of being traumatized while filming Bertolucci's "Last Tango in Paris".
Eva Green performed extensive nude scenes although she was embarrassed when her family saw the film she said felt natural on set. Her performance was so well received, with some comparing her to actress Liv Tyler.
In addition to her acting career, Eva Green has modeled for numerous famous brands like Breil, Emporio Armani, Lancôme, Heineken, and Christian Dior SA's "Midnight Poison" perfume, in an advert directed by Wong Kar-wai. She like her mother supports the Unicef.
She has also expressed interest in returning to the stage, and has no plans to go to work in Hollywood because, "The problem with Hollywood is that the studios are super powerful, much more powerful than the directors. My ambition at this moment is just to find a good script that I like." She added she would probably get just femme fatale roles there.
Eva Green will star in Starz's ten-part series," Camelot" as the evil sorceress Morgana.
Why is Eva Green famous?
Eva Green is a French actress, raised in Paris and living partly in London. Vogue described her as "killer looks, intelligence and modesty", and The Independent said she was "gothic, quirky, and sexy". The daughter of actress Marlène Jobert, Eva Green performed in theatre before making her film debut in "The Dreamers" in 2003, which generated controversy over her numerous nude scenes. She achieved greater fame for her parts in" Kingdom of Heaven" in 2005, and in the 2006 "James Bond" film "Casino Royale", for which she won a BAFTA. She has also modeled for numerous brands.
Why do we like Eva Green?
She has no particular fitness regime, because, "I'm French, I'm lazy and that means I smoke and I don't exercise", though she does run and she sometimes practices pilates. Eva Green finds dieting too stressful. She thinks of herself as an international actress. She can speak both her native French and English fluently, and recently started learning Japanese as well as perfecting an American accent.
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