Sexy Facts about Glamorous Bond Girl Eva Green
Eva Gaëlle Green (born on July 6, 1980) is famous around the world for her starring roles in "Casino Royale, "The Dreamers," "300: Rise of an Empire," and many other popular productions.
Let's dig a little beneath the surface and find out a few facts about this screen legend.
Eva Green was born in Paris, France and has a sororal twin sister Who lives in Normandy. Eva herself, though, is "over" France.
Eva now mostly lives in London, which she calls "less judgmental." Eva's last name, incidentally, is not English or French, and it does not refer to a color. It is pronounced, more or less, "grain" means "branch" (as in a tree).
Eva became a stage actress before making her first film, which was Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Dreamers" in 2003.
"The Dreamers" was controversial because it featured an ambiguous menage à troi with Eva at its center.
"The Dreamers" also was risqué due to a number of sexual situations.
Eva has been voted the 6th sexiest movie star of all time by Empire Magazine. She also has been named to the Los Angeles Times list of 50 Most Beautiful Women in Film, coming in 18th in 2011.
Eva tends to make a number of independent films, and then a big, splashy blockbuster. She has followed this pattern successfully since her debut.
Eva is perhaps best remembered for her role as Vesper Lynd in "Casino Royale" (2006). To the extent that a Bond Girl can steal a Bond film, Eva managed to do it.
Her first blockbuster was Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven" in 2005.
Another popular film was Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows" in 2012.
Eva's most recent blockbuster was "300: Rise of an Empire" in 2014, in which she played a sexy Artemisia out to destroy the Greeks. As of this writing, Eva has another possible blockbuster on tap, namely the live action version of Disney's classic animated feature film "Dumbo." The film, released in 2019, features Eva as Colette Marchant.
Eva also does some television work. She was in "Camelot," and also in Showtime's Victorian drama "Penny Dreadful" as Vanessa Ives.
Eva's role in "Penny Dreadful" won her a Golden Globe nomination for 2016 Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards. She won the BAFTA "Rising Star Award" in 2007.
Eva was mostly cut out of "Kingdom of Heaven." That led many to pan her performance, because it was not fleshed out. However, many of Eva's scenes were restored in the director's cut, in which Eva shines.
Entertainment Weekly called Eva's performance as Vesper Lynd the fourth-best Bond girl of all time.
Eva won a BAFTA award for "Casino Royale."
Eva has a fear of heights. This caused some anxiety for her whilst filming "The Golden Compass." However, she overcame her fears.
Eva played sorceress Morgan le Fay in "Camelot" for ten episodes.
Eva was lead Ava Lord in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" in 2014.
Eva lives alone and calls her life "boring."
Her true love lies in the theater, but her hobbies include taxidermy and entomology. How many starlets claim to love taxidermy?
Green is a big supporter of UNICEF.
|Eva in "Miss Peregrine."|
Eva is set to star as Miss Peregrine in "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" in 2016.
Eva is also known within the industry for taking on eccentric, low-profile films. These include "Franklyn" (2008), "Clone" (2010) and "Cracks" (2009).
Some of Eva's films were never even released in the United States, which is an expensive proposition for small foreign filmmakers. Eva says:
I'm very picky, I love falling in love with things. That's why maybe I don't work as much as I should. I need to really be drawn to the character and like the director.
Eva says that her choice of films doesn't follow a plan. Instead, she says:
If you like the director, you decide to get on board. Of course, if you need the money, you do a big-budget movie.Eva seems to need the money about every five years.
When Eva needs the money, she goes out and gets a role in a big, commercial film like "Dark Shadows." This keeps her name in the public mind and finances her love of smaller films.
Eva is very unassuming. She has said:
“What I do on my days off is go to Selfridges and browse around the furniture department. Recently I bought a cushion that I’m very happy with. This is the wild life of Eva Green. I’m basically an old lady.”Well, she sure doesn't look old.
Eva has a very slight French accent, due to the fact that of course she is 100% French.
Eva is quite down-to-earth and humorous off-screen. She likes to make wisecracks and use earthy language. For instance, in response to a question as to whether she injured anyone during her performance as Artemisia, she said:
"No, but I killed two people during filming and they covered it up."
Eva likes men who don't wear fragrance and are "over-groomed."
She claims to like "rough, animal men."