A twin of Joy Green, a non-identical sister, Eva Green is the daughter of French actress Marlène Jobert and Walter Green, a Swedish dentist. The multi-lingual Eva's name in Swedish is pronounced "grain." She studied in Paris and in London and performed on stage before making her film debut as the female lead in the Bernardo Bertolucci's 2003 film The Dreamers with Michael Pitt and Louis Garrel. In addition to acting, she composed music for the film.
Eva Green was described by Bertolucci as "so beautiful it's indecent," her performance brought her critical acclaim and she has finished her second movie role in the French film, Arsene Lupin, directed by Jean-Paul Salomé and co-starring Romain Duris and Kristin Scott Thomas. In 2005, she had her first important role in Hollywood as Sibylla of Jerusalem in the movie Kingdom of Heaven, her third film, as the female star alongside Orlando Bloom and Liam Neeson and directed by Ridley Scott. She has also recently been cast as leading lady Vesper Lynd in the upcoming James Bond movie Casino Royale.
A rare example of an actress beginning Eva Green's career well into adulthood, Eva Green's first feature film role was the female lead in Bernardo Bertolucci's 2003 erotic drama The Dreamers, for which she also penned the score. Green made quite an impression with her debut performance, working with a legendary director and appearing in so many nude and/or s--ually explicit scenes that the film originally received an NC-17 rating. Achieving such exposure (so to speak) at the very beginning of her film career, Green was in no hurry to become a superstar.
For Eva Green's next role she starred alongside Kristin Scott Thomas in the French adventure Arsene Lupin, a modest, low-profile project. Her next film, however, Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven, was anticipated to be the big-budget blockbuster of its season. While Green's performance as Sybilla of Jerusalem was respectable, the film was panned by critics and audiences alike. This hardly effected Eva Green, who continued to take interest in whatever films appealed to her, rather than those that promised to advance her career. She signed on to take part in Tajikistani director Backstay Khudojnazarov's Zhivaya Riba, a Russian film about a woman involved in the smuggling of exotic animals and insects.
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