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Monday, December 17, 2012

Olga Kurylenko: Ольга Костянтинівна Куриленко

Olga Kurylenko: Ольга Костянтинівна Куриленко

Olga Kurylenko (Ukrainian: Ольга Костянтинівна Куриленко, Ol’ha Kostyantynivna Kurylenko, [ˈɔlʲɦɑ kostʲɑnˈtɪnʲiwnɑ kurɪˈlɛnko]; Russian: Ольга Константиновна Куриленко, tr. Ol’ga Konstantinovna Kurilenko; IPA: [ˈolʲgə kənstɐnˈtʲinəvna kʊrʲɪˈlʲenkə]; born 14 November 1979) is a French actress and model.[2] She rose to prominence for her roles as Nika Boronina in the movie adaptation of the video game Hitman (2007), and the Bond girl, Camille Montes, in the 22nd James Bond film, Quantum of Solace (2008).

Olga Kurylenko was born in Berdyansk, Ukranian SSR (now Ukraine). Her father, Kostyantyn, is Ukrainian, and her mother, Marina Alyabusheva, is an art teacher of Russian and Belarusian ancestry, who was born in Irkutsk Oblast, Russian SFSR (now Russia).[3][4][5]

When Kurylenko was three years old, her parents divorced, leaving her to be raised by her mother. Kurylenko rarely had contact with her father, meeting him for the first time when she was eight years old, and later again when she was 13.

Kurylenko was discovered by a female model scout while on vacation in Moscow at the age of 13. When she was 17, she signed a contract with the Paris-based Madison modeling agency. By the age of 18, she had appeared on the covers of Vogue and Elle. While working as a model in Paris, Kurylenko supported her mother in Ukraine.

She also appeared on the covers of Madame Figaro and Marie Claire.

She became the face of Triumph lingerie, Lejaby lingerie, Bebe, Clarins, and Helena Rubinstein .She has also modeled for Roberto Cavalli and Kenzo and appeared in the Victoria's Secret catalog.[citation needed]

Kurylenko's first acting appearance was in Seal's music video, "Love's Divine" in 2003,[citation needed] but her film career began in France during 2005. She received the certificate of excellence award at the 2006 Brooklyn International Film Festival for her performance in L'Annulaire, and also starred in the Paris, je t'aime segment "Quartier de la Madeleine" opposite Elijah Wood. That same year, she was selected to be the face of Kenzo's new fragrance, Kenzo Amour.[citation needed] She has appeared in all subsequent Kenzo Amour ads.[citation needed] In 2007, Kurylenko starred in Hitman alongside Timothy Olyphant. She had a minor role in Max Payne as Natasha. She played Bond girl Camille Montes in the 2008 James Bond film, Quantum of Solace.[13] In the film she plays the role of a Bolivian Secret Service agent named Camille, who teams up with James Bond to avenge the death of her parents.[14]

Kurylenko was featured on the cover of the December 2008 issue of the U.S. edition of Maxim magazine[15] and on the cover of the February 2009 issue of the Ukrainian edition of Maxim.[16]

In Ukraine the then-mayor of Berdyansk suggested naming a street after her in early 2008,[17] and Kurylenko and her mother[18] met Ukraine's First Lady Kateryna Yushchenko in President Yushchenko's family country house.[8][9]

Kurylenko will appear in Terrence Malick's To the Wonder, shot in fall 2010 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Also starring Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem and Rachel McAdams, the film is currently in post-production.[citation needed] She will also appear in Oblivion, a sci-fi project starring Tom Cruise and directed by Joseph Kosinski. -Wikipedia

Film Career Movies
2001         Largo Winch         Carole         TV series: 1 episode
2005         L'Annulaire         Iris         Certificate of Excellence – Best Actress
2006         Paris, je t'aime         La Vampire         Segment: Quartier de la Madeleine
2006         Le Porte-bonheur         Sophia         TV
2006         The Serpent         Sofia         
2007         Secrets         Eva Pirès         TV mini-series: 7 episodes
2007         Hitman         Nika Boronina         
2008         À l'est de moi         The Russian prostitute         
2008         Quantum of Solace         Camille Montes         Nominated – Empire Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
2008         Max Payne         Natasha Sax         
2009         Kirot – The Assassin Next Door         Galia         
2010         Tyranny         Mina Harud         TV series: 5 episodes
Also writer
2010         Centurion         Etain         
2011         There Be Dragons         Ildiko         
2011         Land of Oblivion[26]         Anya         
2011         Coronet         Maryska         
2012         The Expatriate         Anna Brandt         
2012         Magic City         Vera Evans         TV Series: 8 Episodes
2012         To the Wonder         Marina         
2012         Seven Psychopaths         Angela         
2013         Oblivion         Julia Rusakova         Post-production
2013         Empires of the Deep                 Post-production