Eva Gaëlle Green (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈgʁeːn]; born 5 July 1980) is a French actress and model. Green performed in theatre before making her film debut in The Dreamers (2003). She achieved greater fame for her parts in Kingdom of Heaven (2005) and the James Bond film Casino Royale (2006), for which she won the BAFTA Rising Star Award.
Eva Green was born in Paris, two minutes earlier than her sororal twin sister, Joy (Johanne). Green is the daughter of French actress Marlène Jobert and French-Swedish dentist Walter Green. Through her father, Green is the great-granddaughter of French composer Paul Le Flem. Her mother, a pied-noir, was born in Algeria. Green's mother is Jewish. Green was raised without religion; she has said "I feel like a citizen of the world. Life and cinema don't have borders." She grew up in the 17th arrondissement of Paris where she attended the American School of Paris. Green has described her family as "bourgeois", and has said that her sister is very different from her. Green is a natural dark blonde; she has dyed her hair black since she was 15 years old. French-Swedish actress Marika Green is her aunt. The 1980s pop-star Elsa Lunghini is her first cousin, through their mothers.
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