“I’ve heard rumors I might be coming back as a flashback in the next Bond, but no, I am dead.Dead, dead.” Green did have the chance to reunite with Craig, 39, for their new movie fantasy with Reese Witherspoon‘s ex, Ryan Phillippe, but it was Craig she kept talking about.She was a standout in Tim Burton's poorly received "Dark Shadows" (2012) opposite Johnny Depp and is currently earning rave reviews for her mysterious and supernaturally-charged Vanessa in Showtime's "Penny Dreadful." This summer, she can be found as the sexy and manipulative Ava in Frank Miller's "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." From her famous relatives to her connection to President Nicolas Sarkozy, here are 27 things you probably don't know about Eva Green. Eva Gaëlle Green was born July 6, 1980 in Paris, France to Marlène Jobert, a French actress, and Walter Green, a dentist. Her last name is pronounced "grain" and is derived from the Swedish word "gren," meaning tree branch. Her mother was born in Algeria, but has European ancestry, while her father is of Swedish and French descent. She is Jewish on her mother's side, however, she doesn't consider herself religious. The actress has a non-identical twin sister, Joy, who studied business, and is married to an Italian count. Through her father, Green is the great-granddaughter of the French composer and music critic Paul Le Flem. Her accomplished French family doesn't end there, though. Soon, though, they supported their daughters ambition. After appearing on stage, Green migrated to film and made her screen debut in renowned director Bernardo Bertolucci's NC-17 "The Dreamers" (2003). The role required extensive full-frontal nudity and graphic sex scenes. Director Ridley Scott took note of her performance in "The Dreamers" and cast Green in his medieval epic "Kingdom of Heaven" (2005). And she was hired only a week before production began! Her big break came in the James Bond film "Casino Royale" (2005), when she portrayed a Bond girl. Green admitted she was reluctant to take the role, and even opted to not audition early in the process, but eventually the part came back to the actress.Both her parents, and even her agent, hoped she wouldn't take the part. After reading the script and realizing Vesper Lynd (the character) was deeper than most Bond girls, Green agreed to a screen test and received the part. After her breakout role in "Casino Royale," Green became an international sex symbol and topped several "Hot Lists," including being ranked as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history by Empire Magazine. The actress also nearly worked with Lars von Trier, controversial director of films such as "Nymphomaniac" (2014) and "Melancholia" (2011). The actress is a homebody and leads a low-key life, opting to hang at home "with a glass of wine and a good book" instead of partying. She also plays classical music, having studied piano and flute. Green is interested in taxidermy, and collects preserved skulls and insects.And anyway, as she has pointed out in a previous interview, 'Daniel Craig is the Bond girl, not me [in that film].
After getting her start in an erotic Bertolucci film and breaking out in 2005's "Casino Royale," Green has played one captivating role after another. When she was 14, Green was hit by the acting bug after seeing Isabelle Adjani, famed French actress, in "The Story of Adele H." (1975). She was very shy and sensitive in her youth, making her parents reluctant to allow Green to act and become vulnerable on stage. Green admitted the atmosphere on the set of "Franklyn" (2008) was strange because her co-star Ryan Phillippe was also very shy. Supported by her parents, the aspiring actress began taking drama courses in Paris and London before attending the American University of Paris, an English-speaking institution. In a BBC interview, Green stated she "picked the really evil roles" at drama school because "it's a great way to deal with your everyday emotions." 13.No word on whether or not Ryan busted out some classic Mickey Mouse Club dance moves or told Eva about his hometown of Cornwall, Ontario.reporting that Disney was "circling" Will Smith to appear in the adaptaion of the 1941 film, and that the house of mouse "is moving aggressively toward a production start", the actor has reportedly decided not to join the Tim Burton-directed When the project was formally announced, Walt Disney Pictures president of production Sean Bailey said the film "will add a unique family story that parallels Dumbo's journey and expands the circus aspect of the story".Actress Eva Green attends the premiere of Warner Bros.