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Eva Green is a French actress and model, known for her role as Sibylla in "Kingdom of Heaven" and Vesper Lynd in "Casino Royale." Here are 50 interesting facts about the actress.

Actress Eva Green speaks on stage as Italian drinks brand Campari, launches exclusive 2015 Campari Calendar. This year's iconic Calendar is the 16th edition, entitled 'Mythology Mixology', starring Hollywood actress Eva Green and shot by acclaimed art photographer Julia Fullerton Batten at Shoreditch Studios on November 5, 2014 in London, England.
(Photo : Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Campari) Actress Eva Green speaks on stage as Italian drinks brand Campari, launches exclusive 2015 Campari Calendar. This year's iconic Calendar is the 16th edition, entitled 'Mythology Mixology', starring Hollywood actress Eva Green and shot by acclaimed art photographer Julia Fullerton Batten at Shoreditch Studios on November 5, 2014 in London, England.
  1. Eva Gaëlle Green was born on July 5, 1980, in Paris, France.
  2. Her parents, Marlène Jobert is an actress, singer and author and Walter Green is a dentist. Her father had played the role of Jacques in "Au Hasard Balthazar" (1966).
  3. She was born just 2 minutes before her sororal twin sister, Joy (Johanne).
  4. She describes her family as "bourgeois", and claims that she and her sister are totally different.
  5. She is the great-granddaughter of the French composer Paul Le Flem. She is of Swedish and French descent.
    French actress Eva Green (L) arrives with her parents, actress Marlene Jobert (2nd L) and Walter Green, and her sister Joy at the opening evening of the 23th Deauville festival of American films, Western France on September 6, 1997 (at right, unidentified woman).
    (Photo : MYCHELE DANIAU/AFP/Getty Images) French actress Eva Green (L) arrives with her parents, actress Marlene Jobert (2nd L) and Walter Green, and her sister Joy at the opening evening of the 23th Deauville festival of American films, Western France on September 6, 1997 (at right, unidentified woman).
  6. The actress Marika Green is her aunt. Pop-star Elsa Lunghini is her first cousin.
  7. Her first magazine cover was out, when she was only 2 months old.
  8. She attended the American University of Paris, and was interested in Egyptology from the age of seven, after her visit to Louvre.
  9. She wanted to take acting as her career, after watching Isabelle Adjani in "The Story of Adele H."
  10. She first took a 3-year acting course at Saint Paul Drama School in Paris, later joined a 10-week course at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London and when she returned to Paris, she performed in several plays.
  11. She even enrolled at the Tisch School of Arts at New York University in the directing course and became an accomplished young actress.
    Eva Green at the Odeon West End in London, United Kingdom.
    (Photo : Nick Wall/WireImage) Eva Green at the Odeon West End in London, United Kingdom.
  12. In the year 2001, she was cast in "Jalousie en Trois Fax" and received a Molière Award nomination for her performance.
  13. She managed to land her first film role of Isabelle in The Dreamers (2003), in which she had to perform in full frontal nude scenes and graphic sex scenes. Her performance in the movie was well-received.
  14. She said that her parents as well as her agent advised her not to take the role, as they were worried about the consequences and possibility of her having a career like Maria Schneider.
  15. A scene in the movie, when her hair catches fire, was not in the script, and had actually happened accidentally. Green acted so naturally to the situation that Bertolucci felt it to be perfect for the theme.
  16. Her performance in "The Dreamers" got her the roles of Clarisse de Dreux-Soubise in "Adventures of Arsene Lupin" (2004) and Sibylla in "Kingdom of Heaven" (2005).
  17. She had to go through 6 screen tests for the role of Sibylla and was cast only a week before principal photography began.
  18. However, much of her scenes were cut from the final film.
  19. She was considered for roles of Tessa Quayle in “The Constant Gardener,” a role played by Rachel Weisz and Madeleine Linscott in the movie “The Black Dahlia,” which went to Hillary Swank.
  20. She was in a relationship with actor Marton Csokas from 2005. The relationship lasted only for a few years and ended in the year 2009.
    Eva Green and Marton Csokas attend the screening of 'Franklyn' at The Times BFI London Film Festival at Odeon West End on October 16, 2008 in London, England.
    (Photo : Jon Furniss/WireImage) Eva Green and Marton Csokas attend the screening of 'Franklyn' at The Times BFI London Film Festival at Odeon West End on October 16, 2008 in London, England.
  21. In her famous role of Vesper Lynd in the James Bond film “Casino Royale” (2006), she was cast at the very last minute, even though she was approached very earlier in mid-2005.
  22. Green, at the first approach, has turned down the role. Later, after reading the script when approached again, she felt her character of Vesper was far deeper than most Bond girls.
  23. Her performance in the movie was well-received, with Entertainment Weekly naming her the fourth-best Bond girl of all time.
  24. She had to use stunt double for most of the action scenes, including the ones where she had to run up the stairs, as she nearly broke her leg.
  25. She beat Cecile De France for her character, and became the fifth French actress to play a leading Bond girl.
  26. She earned a BAFTA and an Empire Award for her performance as the Bond Girl.
  27. She was ranked the 6th sexiest movie star of all-time by Empire magazine in the year 2007.
  28. Her character of Vesper in the James Bond movie was listed as the 9th sexiest female character in cinema history.
  29. She played the role of Serafina Pekkala witch in the movie "The Golden Compass."
  30. Due to her fear of heights, she had difficulty in the filming, and she even refused to reshoot a scene.
    Eva Green Attends The James Bond 'Casino Royale' Royal World Premiere At The Odeon Cinema In London'S Leicester Square.
    (Photo : Justin Goff\UK Press via Getty Images) Eva Green Attends The James Bond 'Casino Royale' Royal World Premiere At The Odeon Cinema In London'S Leicester Square.
  31. Her performance was praised by the author Philip Pullman, as the movie was based on his novel.
  32. Her co-star from “Casino Royale” Craig, played the lead role of Lord Asriel, but had no scenes with her character in the movie.
  33. Following her success as Bond Girl, she was cast in the lead role as Emilia in "Franklyn," in 2008, with Ryan Phillippe, Sam Riley and Bernard Hill as her co-stars.
  34. Initially, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany and John Hurt were cast in the movie, but they later dropped out due to film's rescheduling. Green is the only original member from the entire cast.
  35. Green describes the film sets’ atmosphere to strange as she didn’t talk much with her co-star Phillippe, as both of them are very shy.
    Actress Eva Green arrives for the Premiere Of Dimension Films' 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre on August 19, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
    (Photo : Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images) Actress Eva Green arrives for the Premiere Of Dimension Films' 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre on August 19, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
  36. She had been extremely shy in her young age that her mother consulted a therapist. Attending acting lessons had helped her become more open.
  37. She was the first choice for the female lead roles – Tania Stirn/Grimbert in “Un Secret” (2007) played by Cecile de France and as She in “Antichrist” (2009) which went on to Charlotte Gainsbourg.
  38. It is said that Green was positive to do the role of – in the controversial movie “Antichrist” by Lars von Trier, as the latter claims that her agents refused to allow her to play the role.
  39. She was ranked No. 18 in the list of 50 Most Beautiful Women in Film by Los Angeles Times Magazine in 2011.
  40. She was cast as Susan in the movie “Perfect Sense,” with Ewan McGregor as her co –star. She also played the role of sorceress Morgan le Fay in the first season of Starz's series, Camelot.
    Eva Green on the set of 'Penny Dreadful' at Ardmore Studios on February 13, 2015 in County Wicklow, Ireland.
    (Photo : Vera Anderson/WireImage) Eva Green on the set of 'Penny Dreadful' at Ardmore Studios on February 13, 2015 in County Wicklow, Ireland.
  41. In 2012, Green was cast as the vengeful witch Angelique Bouchard in the Tim Burton's “Dark Shadows.”
  42. Due to her fear of heights, she was not fond of the sex fight sequence, in which the actors were spun through the air, with the help of harnesses. They had to work with stunt coordinator Eunice Huthart.
  43. She describes her role in the movie as "Bette Davis and Janis Joplin mixed together."
  44. She was ranked #57 in AfterEllen Hot 100 and #2 on its list of 50 Most Talented, Intelligent, Funny, and Gorgeous Jewish Women in the World by Shalom Life.
  45. She played the role of Artemisia in the movie “300: Rise of an Empire,” the sequel to “300.”
    Actress Eva Green attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' '300: Rise Of An Empire' at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
    (Photo : Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Actress Eva Green attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' '300: Rise Of An Empire' at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
  46. She was the first choice, and in fact the only choice the film-makers had in mind for the role. This film was a dream-come-true for Green, as she had the wish to play an action hero in a movie.
  47. She had to go through major preparations for the role of Artemisia and trained for four hours a day for three months continuously with a group of stunt men from Los Angeles. She trained in shooting and sword fighting also, while the crew was filming the movie.
  48. She also starred in the “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” the sequel to “Sin City” as Ava Lord, becoming the only actor to star in two adaptations of Frank Miller novels within the same year.
  49. She has been playing the role of Vanessa Ives in the Showtime TV series “Penny Dreadful” since May 2014.
  50. Green has “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” movie, based on a very popular novel of the same name by author Ransom Riggs, in the pipeline for a release in 2016.

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