Eva Green (born 6 July 1980) is a French actress and model. She started her career in theatre before making her film debut in 2003 in Bernardo
Bertolucci’s controversial film The Dreamers. She achieved international recognition when she appeared as Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem in Ridley Scott’s
historical epic Kingdom of Heaven (2005), and portrayed Bond girl Vesper Lynd in the James Bond film Casino Royale (2006). In 2006, Green was awarded
the BAFTA Rising Star Award.
Since 2006, Green has starred in independent films Cracks (2009), Womb (2010), and Perfect Sense (2011). She has also appeared in the television series
Camelot (2011), and played Angelique Bouchard in Tim Burton’s big-screen adaptation of Dark Shadows (2012). In 2014, she played Artemisia in the 300
sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire, and Ava Lord in Frank Miller’s and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. She also starred as
Vanessa Ives in Showtime’s horror drama Penny Dreadful. Her performance in the series earned her a nomination for Best Actress in a Television Series –
Drama at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.
Green considers herself nerdy: “When people first meet me, they find me very cold…I keep myself at a distance, and I think that’s why I’m so drawn to
acting. It allows me to wear a mask”. She lives alone and, by her own account, leads a low-key life when she’s not working. When asked in an interview
what people would be surprised to find out about her, she responded “I guess people would be surprised to find out that I am a bit of a homebody. I do not
like clubbing or going to wild parties. After a day of shooting, I love to come home and relax by the fire with a glass of wine and a good book. Boring, huh?”