Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko

actress, writer, producer

Olga Kurylenko was born on Nov 14, 1979 in Ukraine]. Olga Kurylenko's big-screen debut came with Paris, je t'aime directed by Olivier Assayas in 2006. Olga Kurylenko is known for The Death of Stalin directed by Armando Iannucci, Olga Kurylenko stars as Maria Veniaminovna Yudina and Tom Brooke as Sergei. Olga Kurylenko has got 2 awards and 5 nominations so far. The most recent award Olga Kurylenko achieved is Boston Society of Film Critics Awards. The upcoming new tvshow Olga Kurylenko plays is Treason - Season 1 which will be released on Dec 26, 2022.

Olga Kurylenko, a Ukrainian-born actress and model, went from sharing a cramped flat with her aunt, uncle, grandparents and cousin to starring as a Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig.She was born Olga Konstantinovna Kurylenko on November 14, 1979, in Berdyansk, Ukraine, Soviet Union. Her mother, Marina Alyabysheva, divorced her father, Konstantin Kurylenko, soon after her birth. After the divorce her mother struggled to survive as an art teacher. Young Olga was brought up by her mother and her grandmother, Raisa. During her youth Olga had the humbling experience of living in poverty; she had no choice but to wear rags and had to darn the holes on her sweater. During her years in Ukraine she studied art and languages and spent seven years studying piano at a local school of music in Berdyansk. She also went to a ballet studio until 13.At age 13 Olga and her mother made a trip to Moscow. There she was spotted by an agent, who approached her at a subway station and offered her a job as a model. Initially Olga's mother was suspicious, but she checked the agent's credentials and eventually allowed Olga to accept training as a model in Moscow, which turned out to be a good career choice.By age 16 she was ready for the next step. She moved to Paris, learned French in six months and was signed by the Madison agency. At age 18 she appeared on the cover of Glamour, and in short order graced the covers of Elle, Madame Figaro, Marie Claire, and Vogue. She also became the face of Lejaby lingerie, Bebe clothing, Clarins and Helena Rubinstein cosmetic companies.In 1999 Olga married French photographer Cedric Van Mol, but divorced him 3-1/2 years later. One day Olga presented herself to an acting agency. Eventually she swapped the catwalk for the movie screen, and her acting career took off. In 2005 she made her film debut as "Iris", a sensual beauty, in L'annulaire (2005), by director Diane Bertrand.Olga's cinematic roles have been notably steamy, and her natural beauty and explicit nudity attracted the attention of the male audiences. She appeared opposite Elijah Wood in Paris, je t'aime (2006) and as "Sofia" in Le serpent (2006), then co-starred as Russian beauty "Nika Boronina" opposite Timothy Olyphant in Hitman (2007). She also appeared as "Mina Harud" in the indie surveillance-thriller Tyranny (2008). On Christmas Eve 2007, Olga was offered to play what will become her biggest hit: co-starring as "Camille", the Bond girl, opposite Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace (2008), a sequel to Casino Royale (2006).With the international success as Bond Girl, Olga also made appearances on various TV productions in Russia and Ukraine. In 2012, Olga Kurylenko was cast as Julia, supporting role in the Sci-Fi adventure Oblivion (2013) opposite Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman.

  • Birthday

    Nov 14, 1979
  • Place of Birth

    Berdyansk, Zaporozhye Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine]
  • Also known

    Olga Kurylenko, 올가 쿠릴렌코, Ольга Куриленко, Olga Konstantinovna Kurylenko, Olha Kurylenko, Olga Kutylenko

Known For


2 wins & 5 nominations

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards
Best Ensemble Cast
Winner - BSFC Award
Brooklyn International Film Festival
Best Actress
Winner - Certificate of Excellence
L'annulaire (2005)

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows