French actress and model Eva Gaëlle Green was born on July 6, 1980, in Paris, France. Her father, Walter Green, is a dentist who appeared in the 1966 film Au hasard Balthazar (1966). Her mother, Marlène Jobert, is an actress turned children’s book writer. She studied acting at Saint Paul Drama School in Paris for three years, then had a 10-week polishing course at the Weber Douglas Academy of dramatic Art in London. She returned to Paris as an accomplished young actress, and played on stage in several theater productions: “La Jalousie en Trois Fax” and “Turcaret”. There, she caught the eye of director Bernardo Bertolucci. Green followed a recommendation to work on her English. She studied for two months with an English coach before doing The Dreamers (2003) with Bernardo Bertolucci. During their work, Bertolucci described Green as being “so beautiful it’s indecent”.
Eva Green is actually a natural blonde. Dyed her hair black for the first time when she was 14 years old. She thought the color was more flattering and matched her skin tone
She has collaborated with such world-famous companies as Christian Dior, Lancôme, and Emporio Armani as a model
‘I was born and raised in France, but I have Algerian, Turkish, Swedish, Spanish blood: I feel like a citizen of the world. Life and cinema don’t have borders.’
Johnny Depp is one of her favorite actors and Tim Burton is one of her favorite directors. She worked with them on Dark Shadows (2012)
‘When people say ‘You’re so beautiful’ it makes me want to kill myself! As an actress, you want to be seen for what you do, for the characters you can play, otherwise, I’d be a model.’
In 2002, Green had her film debut, when director Bernardo Bertolucci cast her for the role of Isabelle in The Dreamers (2003), which involved her in extensive full frontal nude scenes and graphic sex scenes
Eva Green told The Guardian that her agent and her parents begged her not to take the role, concerned that the film would cause her career to “have the same destiny as Maria Schneider” because of Schneider’s traumatic experience during the filming of Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris.
‘I am a very shy person in life, very reserved, but you know, it’s Bernardo Bertolucci. I’ve seen Last Tango in Paris (1972) and it’s not pornographic, it’s not vulgar, it’s not sick, so I trusted him. He’s a master of love and eroticism, but it’s good because I stopped being self-conscious. I felt like I was on drugs or anesthetized, because you have to be. You have to let yourself slip away and forget everything, forget the sound guy and all that’