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The Dreamers and Casino Royale
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Eva Gaëlle Green (IPA: [ɛva ɡʁeːn]; born 5 July 1980) is a French actress, raised in Paris and living partly in London. She has been noted by Vogue for her "killer looks, intelligence and modesty", and described by The Independent as "gothic, quirky, and sexy".
The daughter of actress Marlène Jobert, Green performed in theatre before making her film debut in The Dreamers (2003), which generated controversy over her numerous nude scenes. She achieved greater fame for her parts in Kingdom of Heaven (2005), and in the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale, for which she won a BAFTA. She has also modeled for numerous brands.
Eva Green was born in Paris, France, the daughter of French actress Marlène Jobert and Swedish dentist Walter Green. Green has a fraternal twin sister named Joy, who was born two minutes earlier than her. Green described her family as "bourgeois", and says that her sister is very different from her. Green is a natural blonde; she only went brunette during her teens. French-Swedish actress Marika Green is her aunt.
Green was raised in France, and spent some time in Ramsgate, London and Ireland. Her school was English-speaking. Green was quiet at school, and developed an interest in Egyptology when she visited the Louvre at age seven. Green aspired to become an actress at age fourteen, when she saw Isabelle Adjani in The Story of Adele H.. Jobert initially feared the effect an acting career would have on her sensitive daughter, but she soon supported her ambitions.
At 17, Green enrolled at Eva St. Paul Drama School in Paris for three years, and then spent 10 weeks at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Green stated that at drama school, "I always picked the really evil roles. It`s a great way to deal with your everyday emotions." Green trained at New York University`s Tisch School of the Arts in New York City, before she returned to Paris, where she performed in several plays. Green was nominated for a Molière Award for her performance in Jalousie en Trois Fax.
Director Bernardo Bertolucci discovered Green in 2002, and found her "so beautiful, it`s indecent". She accepted his invitation to star in The Dreamers (2003), despite her parents` initial objections because of Maria Schneider`s accounts of being traumatized while filming Bertolucci`s Last Tango in Paris. Green performed extensive nude scenes, which she said felt natural on set, although she was embarrassed when her family saw the film. In addition to performing, Green was also credited with writing the score. Her performance was well received, with some comparing her to Liv Tyler. Green expressed surprise when a minute was cut from the film for the American market, as "there is so much violence, both on the streets and on the screen. They think nothing of it. Yet I think they are frightened by sex." Green followed up The Dreamers with Arsène Lupin (2004), in the light-hearted part of a love interest which she said she had fun playing, even though she generally prefers more complex parts.
Her performance in The Dreamers that convinced Ridley Scott to cast Green in Kingdom of Heaven (2005), a film about the Crusades where she played Sibylla of Jerusalem. Green performed six screen tests, and was hired with only a week before principal photography began. Green found the atmosphere of coming onto a film so late tense and exciting, and also liked the film`s ambiguity in approaching its subject matter. To her disappointment, much of her screen time was cut. Stephanie Zacharek of Salon.com praised her performance: "She doesn`t quite know what to do with her character`s stilted dialogue, but she carries herself so regally that you barely notice." Nev Pierce of the BBC, however, called her character "limp".Green was satisfied when her character`s complex subplot was restored in the director`s cut. Total Film noted the new scenes completed her performance: "In the theatrical cut, Princess Sibylla sleeps with Balian and then, more or less, loses her mind. Now we understand why. Not only does Sibylla have a young son, but when she realises he`s inflicted with leprosy just like her brother Baldwin, she decides to take his life shortly after he`s been crowned king."
Green was considered for parts in The Constant Gardener (a role which went to Rachel Weisz) and The Black Dahlia. She was cast at the last minute in the role of Vesper Lynd in the James Bond film Casino Royale (2006). Green was approached in mid-2005 but turned it down. Principal photography was already underway, and director Martin Campbell noted casting the role was difficult because "we didn`t have the final script and a Bond girl always had the connotation of tits `n` ass." Campbell saw Green`s performance in the director`s cut of Kingdom of Heaven, and Green was approached again. She read the script, and found the character of Vespe
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New York University`s Tisch School of the Arts in New York City
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Armani (Modeled for a series of ads alongside her "Dreamers" co-stars Michael Pitt and Louis Garrel.), Breil Jewels (Filmed a series of commercials.), Christian Dior (Became the face of Christian Dior`s Midnight Poison campaign. Wong Kar Wai directed her in a commercial for the perfume.), Emperio Armani (Face of Emperio Armani along with Charlie Hunnam.) , Lancôme (Model for the perfume Attraction by Lancôme.) , Créateurs de Beauté (Modeled.) 
Walter Green (Swedish dentist)
Marlène Jobert (French actress)
Griffin (Dog - Is a Border Terrier)
Deep Blue Eyes
Elsa Lunghini (cousin)
Eva Gaëlle Green (born 5 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 The Dreamers. She achieved international recognition when she appeared in Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven (2005), and portrayed Vesper Lynd in the James Bond film Casino Royale (2006). In 2006, Green was awarded the BAFTA Rising Star Award.
Joy Green (twin sister)
Pale Skin, Dyed Black Hair
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Creative Artist Agency
Josephine Jobert (cousin)
Marika Green (aunt)
Isabelle Adjani (actress)
The Story of Adele H.
American University of Paris, Academy of Dramatic Art in London, St. Paul Drama School, Paris
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Adéquat Talent Agency
Model for Montblanc (2008), Model for Club des Créateurs de Beauté (2007)
Husky vocal quality
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