Name:
Olga Kurylenko
Birth Date:
November 14, 1979
Birth Place:
Ukraine
Height:
5' 9
Nationality:
Ukrainian
Profession:
actress, model
BIOGRAPHY
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The Hitman Lady

Background:

Ukraine-born Olga Kurylenko started out as a model at age 15 and has since enjoyed a successful modeling career. In 2005, at age 26, she started her acting career in French and received applause for her performance as Iris in her debut film "L'Annulaire" (2005; aka "The Ring Finger"). She then starred as a beautiful vampiress who falls for a young backpacker tourist (played by Elijah Wood) in a segment of the European omnibus film "Paris, je t'aime" (2006; aka "Paris, I Love You"), and recently made her international debut in the female lead role of Nika Boronina in the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of the popular video game series, "Hitman," opposite Timothy Olyphant.

The 5' 9" dark brown-haired and green-eyed beauty who has 34½-23½-35 measurements will next be seen alongside Sarah Coleman, Aric Green, Sasha Townsend, and Mimi Ferrer in the upcoming film "Tyranny," a drama/thriller by director John Beck Hofmann.


Ukraine Native

Childhood and Family:

Olga Kurylenko was born on November 14, 1979, in Berdyansk, Ukraine.


The Ring Finger

Career:

While vacationing in Moscow at the age of 15, dark brown-haired and green-eyed Olga Kurylenko was spotted by a female model scout and has since enjoyed a successful modeling career. She has appeared in advertisements for such products as Bebe, Bisou Bisou, Clarins, Evelyn lingerie, Harvey Nichols, Helena Rubinstein, J J Garella, Just Cavalli, Kenzo 'Amour' Fragrance, La City, Lejaby lingerie, Sisley, Van Cleef & Arpels, Yamamay, and Yves Rocher.

The Ukraine beauty branched out in acting and started her career at age 26 in France in 2005. Her debut film, "L'Annulaire" (2005; aka "The Ring Finger"), a film adaptation of Yoko Ogawa's novel directed by Diane Bertrand, garnered general positive reviews. And Kurylenko's performance as Iris, a laboratory assistant who drifts into an increasingly fetishistic relationship with her boss, received the Certificate of Excellence Award (Best Actress) at the 2006 Brooklyn International Film Festival.

Kurylenko followed it up with the next year's European omnibus film, "Paris, je t'aime" (2006; aka "Paris, I Love You"), in which she portrayed a beautiful vampiress who falls for a young backpacker tourist (played by Elijah Wood) in segment "Quartier de la Madeleine" directed by Vincenzo Natali. That same year, she also Eric Barbier's thriller film based on Ted Lewis' novel, "Le Serpent" (aka "The Serpent"; starring Yvan Attal), and in the made-for-television movie "Le Porte-bonheur."

2007 saw Kurylenko in the French miniseries "Suspectes" and made her international debut in the female lead role of Nika Boronina in Xavier Gens' big screen adaptation of the popular video game series, "Hitman," opposite Timothy Olyphant as the genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47. She is currently working on her upcoming film projects, "Tyranny," a drama/thriller by director John Beck Hofmann in which she will star alongside Sarah Coleman, Aric Green, Sasha Townsend, and Mimi Ferrer.


Awards:

  • Brooklyn International Film Festival: Certificate of Excellence - Best Actress, ''L'Annulaire,'' 2006

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