Olha Kostiantynivna Kurylenko (Ukrainian: Ольга Костянтинівна Куриленко; born 14 November 1979), better known as Olga Kurylenko, is a Ukrainian actress and model. She is perhaps best known as the Bond girl, Camille Montes, in the 22nd James Bond film, Quantum of Solace. She also portrayed Nika Boronina in the movie adaptation of the video game Hitman. She became a French citizen in 2001
Olga Kurylenko was born in Berdyansk, Ukraine, USSR. Her father, Konstantin, is Ukrainian, and her mother, Marina Alyabusheva, is an art teacher of Russian and Belarusian descent, who was born in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia.
When Kurylenko was three years old, her parents divorced, leaving her to be raised by her mother. Kurylenko rarely had contact with her father, meeting him for the first time when she was eight years old, and later again when she was 13.
Kurylenko was discovered by a female model scout while on vacation in Moscow at the age of 13. When she was 17, she signed a contract with the Paris-based Madison modeling agency. By the age of 18, she had appeared on the covers of Vogue and Elle. While working as a model in Paris, Kurylenko supported her mother in the Ukraine.
She also appeared on the covers of Madame Figaro and Marie Claire.
She became the face of Triumph lingerie, Lejaby lingerie, Bebe, Clarins, and Helena Rubinstein, Furthermore, she modelled for Roberto Cavalli and Kenzo, and appeared in the Victoria's Secret catalog.
Kurylenko's first acting appearance was in Seal's music video, 'Love's Divine' in 2003, but her film career began in France during 2005. She received the certificate of excellence award at the 2006 Brooklyn International Film Festival for her performance in L'Annulaire, and also starred in the Paris, je t'aime segment Quartier de la Madeleine opposite Elijah Wood. That same year, she was selected to be the face of Kenzo's new fragrance, Kenzo Amour. She has appeared in all subsequent Kenzo Amour ads. In 2007, Kurylenko starred in Hitman alongside Timothy Olyphant. She had a minor role in Max Payne as Natasha. She played Bond girl Camille Montes in the 2008 James Bond film, Quantum of Solace. In the film she plays the role of a Bolivian Secret Service agent named Camille, who teams up with James Bond to avenge the death of her parents.
Kurylenko was featured on the cover of the December 2008 issue of the US edition of Maxim and on the cover of the February 2009 issue of the Ukrainian edition of Maxim magazine.
The fact that she is the first Bond girl from a post-Soviet state received mixed reactions in Russia. The Saint Petersburg based Communist group KPLO has accused her of "moral and intellectual betrayal" in starring in a film about the "enemy of the Soviet people" (meaning James Bond) (Kurylenko considered that a PR move). In Ukraine the then-mayor of Berdyansk suggested naming a street after her in early 2008, and Kurylenko and her mother met Ukraine's First Lady Kateryna Yushchenko in President Yushchenko's family country house.
Kurylenko will appear in Terrence Malick's sixth feature, shot in fall 2010 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Also starring Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem and Rachel McAdams, the film is currently in post-production.
 Personal life
Kurylenko moved to Paris after leaving Ukraine in 1996 to pursue her modeling career, and in 2001, she was granted French citizenship. In 2000, Kurylenko married French fashion photographer Cedric van Mol, but the couple divorced four years later. In 2006, she married American mobile phone accessory entrepreneur Damian Gabrielle. They divorced in late 2007. She moved to London in 2009. In an October 2009 chat session with Komsomolskaya Pravda Ukraine, she stated that she does not intend to move back to Ukraine, or to remarry.
Kurylenko speaks Ukrainian, Russian, English, French; she also claims she can speak Spanish and can understand Italian.
Kurylenko is a philanthropist noted for her work for the underprivileged, focusing on children in her native Ukraine. In an interview with the December 2009 edition of Alliance Magazine, she outlined her goal of using her profile to draw attention to her chosen causes, saying: "I have this fame now, I have to use it. If you can at least spread the word it's already good."
Year Film Role Notes
2005 Annulaire L'Annulaire Iris
2006 Paris, je t'aime La Vampire Segment: Quartier de la Madeleine
2006 Porte-bonheur, LeLe Porte-bonheur Sophia TV
2006 Serpent, TheThe Serpent Sofia
2007 Secrets Eva Pirès TV Mini-series: 7 Episodes
2007 Hitman Nika Boronina
2008 Quantum of Solace Camille Montes Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
2008 Max Payne Natasha
2009 Kirot – The Assassin Next Door Galia
2010 Tyranny Mina Harud TV Series: 5 Episodes
2010 Centurion Etain
2011 There Be Dragons Ildiko
2011 Land of Oblivion Anya post-production
2011 Empires of the Deep post-production
2011 Coronet Maryska pre-production
2012 Expatriate, TheThe Expatriate Elektra Robertson filming
2012 Untitled Terrence Malick Project Marina post-production
2012 Magic City filming [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]