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Biography of the popular Movie Actress Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko born as Olga Kostyantynivna Kurylenko on November 14th, 1979 in Berdyansk, Ukraine is a famous Ukrainian model and actress.

Olga Kurylenko was born to mother Marina Alyabysheva, an art teacher and father Konstantin Kurylenko. Soon after Olga was born, her parents got divorced; and she was raised by her mother and grandmother Raisa. Olga Kurylenko had her share of poverty in her childhood. Olga's mother could not afford to buy her new clothes and Olga always wore tattered and old worn-out clothes. She lived in a small compact flat that accommodated her and her mother, grandparents, aunt, uncle and cousin. Olga Kurylenko in her growing years studied languages and arts. She studied music learning piano and learnt ballet until she reached thirteen. But her holidaying in Moscow one day changed it all. Little did she know that she would become one of the famous models and internationally acclaimed actress.

Olga Kurylenko who was in her early teens was discovered by a model scout while holidaying in Moscow along with her mother. But Olga's mother who couldn't believe that models could be discovered just like that on the streets, questioned the model scout of 'whether she had some hidden agenda'. Nonetheless Olga having decided not to let go this opportunity took some modeling training in Moscow. At the age of seventeen, Kurylenko flew off to Paris for a lucrative modeling career.

Soon after landing in Paris, Kurylenko learnt French in just six months; and was signed by a Parisian agency. She soon landed modeling assignments and photo shoots. Olga Kurylenko graced the covers of Madame Figaro, Elle, Vogue and Marie Claire. She has appeared in commercials for Kenzo 'Amour' Fragrance, Carte Noire Just Cavalli, Bebe clothing, Van Cleef & Arpels, Sisley, and cosmetics giants Clarins and Helena Rubinstein and Lejaby lingerie.

The beautiful Olga began her movie career in 2005 with a French film "Annulaire, L'"; and went on to appear in several movies like "Paris, je t'aime" {2006}, a made-for-television movie "Porte-bonheur, Le" {2006}, television mini-series "Suspectes" {2007}, and "Hitman" {2007}. Kurylenko received the certificate of excellence award at the 2006 Brooklyn International Film Festival for her wonderful performance in her debut movie.

Kurylenko became famous worldwide the moment she bagged the role of Bond girl 'Camille' in a Daniel Craig starrer James Bond thriller, "Quantum of Solace" to be released in November of 2008. Besides a Bond movie, Olga is also currently busy with two of her upcoming movies which, she hopes, would bring as much fame as being the Bond girl.

Olga Kurylenko besides modeling and movies has also appeared in stage plays like Ophelia in "Hamlet" in 1994-1995; as Lara in "The Governor's Family" in 1997; as Rita in "Educating Rita" in 2001; as Dockdaisy in "The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui" in 2002; as Catherine in "Proof" in 2003.

Olga Kurylenko married French fashion photographer Cedric van Mol in 2000. The marriage after lasting four years finally ended in divorce in 2004. She later got married to Damian Gabrielle, a high profile businessman who deals in mobile phone accessories. They both parted ways in late 2007