Born on July 5, 1980 in Paris, France, Eva Green is an actress best known for her roles in Kingdom of Heaven and Casino Royale. Her film debut in The Dreamers was riddled with controversy over her numerous nude scenes.
Green enrolled at Eva St. Paul Drama School in Paris for three years at 17, before spending another ten weeks at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Later on, she trained at Tisch School of the Arts in New York, before she returned to Paris and performed in several plays, one of which won her a Moliere Award.
It was film director Bernardo Bertolucci who discovered Green in 2002, and she accepted the invitation to star in The Dreamers despite her parents’ apprehensions. She performed extensive nude scenes but was embarrassed when her family saw the film. This was followed by Arsene Lupin in 2004, a much, much light-hearted role. Ridley Scott apparently saw her performance in The Dreamers and cast her in Kingdom of Heaven. Much of her screen time was cut, however.
In 2006, Green was cast in the James Bond film Casino Royale. Her other screen credits include The Golden Compass and Franklyn.
On the small screen, Green is credited for her role as Morgan on the Starz cable series Camelot. At present, she is part of the cast of the horror series Penny Dreadful, where she plays Vanessa Ives.