Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko

  • Born on
    • November 14th, 1979
Olga Kurylenko was born 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 Kurylenko was brought up by her mother and her grandmother, Raisa. During her youth, Olga had a humbling experience of living in poverty; she had no choice but to wear rags and had to darn the holes on her sweater. During the years in Ukraine she studied art, languages, did 7 years of musical school studying piano and went to a ballet studio until 13. At age 13, Olga and her mother made a trip to Moscow. There she was scouted by an agent who approached her at a subway station and offered a job as a model. Initially, Olga's mother was suspicious, but eventually Olga made a good career choice and took training as a model in Moscow. 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, Olga appeared on the cover of Glamour, then she graced magazine covers of Elle, Madame Figaro, Marie Claire, and Vogue, and also became the face of Lejaby lingerie, Bebe clothing, Clarins and Helena Rubinstein cosmetic companies. In 1999, Olga married her friend, French photographer Cedric Van Mol and divorced him three and a half years later. One day Olga presented herself to an acting agency. Eventually, she swapped the catwalk for celluloid, 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. 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/I). She also appears as Mina Harud in the indy surveillance-thriller "Tyranny" (2008) and is billed as Camille, the Bond girl in Quantum of Solace (2008), a sequel to Casino Royale (2006).

Starring Olga Kurylenko on Plex


Acting (35 Credits)

2021Sentinelle as Klara
2021Calm Morning as Alice
2021Black Widow as Antonia Dreykov
2020The Bay of Silence as Rosalind
2019Les traducteurs as Katerina Anisinova
2019The Room as Kate
201915 Minutes of War as Jane Andersen
2018A Breath Away as Anna
2018Mara as KateWatch Free
2018Johnny English Strikes Again as Ophelia Bhulatova
2018The Emperor of Paris as The Baroness
2018The Man Who Killed Don Quixote as JacquiWatch Free
2017Gun Shy as Sheila
2017The Death of Stalin as Maria Veniaminovna Yudina
2016Correspondence as Amy
2015Momentum as Alexis Farraday
2015A Perfect Day as Katya
2014The Water Diviner as Ayshe
2014The November Man as Alice Fournier
2014Vampire Academy as Headmistress Kirova
2013Oblivion as Julia
2012To the Wonder as MarinaWatch Free
2012Erased as Anna Brandt
2012Seven Psychopaths as Angela
2012Magic City as Vera Evans
2011Land of Oblivion as Anya
2011There Be Dragons as Ildiko
2010Centurion as EtainWatch Free
2009The Assassin Next Door as Galia
2008Quantum of Solace as Camille Montes
2008Max Payne as Natasha
2007Hitman as Nika Boronina
2006The Snake as Sofia
2006Paris, je t'aime as La vampire (Quartier de la Madeleine)
2005The Ring Finger as Iris


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