Eva Green

Last updated on the 6 June 2024 by Evandrus

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Mini Biography

Born: 6 July 1980, Paris, France. 

Eva Green is a renowned French actress known for her captivating performances in both film and television. The daughter of actress Marlène Jobert and dentist Walter Green, Eva’s early life was marked by the arts and a multicultural heritage, with her great-grandfather being the French composer Paul Le Flem.

Josh Hartnett and Eva Green in Penny Dreadful
Josh Hartnett and Eva Green in Penny Dreadful

Eva Green’s education was as diverse as her background. She attended the American University of Paris, an English-speaking institution, where she honed her language skills and developed a reserved yet determined personality. Her passion for acting was ignited at the age of 14 after watching Isabelle Adjani in “The Story of Adele H.” Despite initial reluctance, her mother eventually supported her ambitions, leading Green to study at the St. Paul Drama School in Paris and later at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Eva Green’s film debut was in Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Dreamers” (2003), which set the stage for a career filled with bold and complex characters. She gained international recognition as Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem, in Ridley Scott’s “Kingdom of Heaven” (2005). The following year, she portrayed the iconic Bond girl Vesper Lynd in “Casino Royale” (2006), earning the BAFTA Rising Star Award for her performance.

The Luminaries, Eva Green
The Luminaries – Eva Green

Eva Green’s filmography is diverse, including independent films like “Cracks” (2009), “Womb” (2010), and “Perfect Sense” (2011). Her collaboration with director Tim Burton began with “Dark Shadows” (2012), followed by “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (2016), and “Dumbo” (2019). For her role in “Proxima” (2019), she received a César Award nomination for Best Actress¹.

On television, Green starred as Morgan Pendragon in the Starz historical fantasy series “Camelot” (2011). However, it was her portrayal of Vanessa Ives in the Showtime horror drama series “Penny Dreadful” (2014–2016) that earned her critical acclaim and a Golden Globe.

Eva Green’s personal life remains relatively private. Known for her natural dark blonde hair, which she has dyed brown since she was 15, Green has described herself as a “secular Jew” and a “citizen of the world,” reflecting her global outlook and diverse influences. Despite her family’s “bourgeois” background, she has carved out her own unique path in the entertainment industry.


Suggested viewing


Penny Dreadful (2014)

Penny Dreadful poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.2

Set in Victorian London, Penny Dreadful weaves a tale of the supernatural. A woman with mysterious powers teams up with a rugged American gunman and a troubled scientist to combat a variety of threats. They face creatures of the night, contend with powerful forces that prey on the vulnerable and grapple with their own inner demons as the line between darkness and light blurs.

Top cast: Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Harry Treadaway, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Helen McCrory, Danny Sapani.

Camelot (2011)

Camelot (2011) 

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 6.5

The death of King Uther plunges Britain into chaos. Merlin, a powerful sorcerer, reveals Arthur, a young man raised in common society, as the rightful heir. Arthur ascends the throne but faces immediate challenges, including threats to the kingdom and a forbidden romance blossoming between his wife and his most trusted knight.

Top cast: Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower, Tamsin Egerton, Eva Green, Peter Mooney, Claire Forlani, Philip Winchester, Sinéad Cusack, Sean Pertwee, James Purefoy.

Casino Royale (2006)

Casino Royale (2006) 

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 8.0

In his first mission as a full-fledged 00 agent, James Bond goes undercover to bankrupt a mysterious financier of terrorism in a high-stakes poker game at Casino Royale. The mission takes a turn when Bond develops feelings for a woman assigned to watch his back. As the game progresses, Bond must not only win the massive pot but also uncover his opponent’s sinister plan and survive a brutal confrontation.

Top cast: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright, Judi Dench, Isaach De Bankolé, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Simon Abkarian.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children poster

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 6.7

A teenage boy discovers a mysterious house frozen in time, filled with children who possess extraordinary abilities. The enigmatic Miss Peregrine protects them from monstrous creatures. But their safe haven is threatened, forcing the peculiar children to band together, using their unique powers to fight for their lives and the future of their extraordinary refuge.

Top cast: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Ella Purnell, Terence Stamp.

The Luminaries (2020)

The Luminaries poster

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 6.4

In 1866 New Zealand, a young woman with a hidden past arrives on the gold coast. A greenstone pendant connects her to a prospector, a disgraced scientist, and a Maori tribe. As they explore the pendant’s secrets and a hidden world, they face danger, romance, and a fight to protect the land and its people.

Top cast: Eva Green, Himesh Patel, Eve Hewson, Marton Csokas, Ewen Leslie, Benedict Hardie, Erik Thomson, Callan Mulvey, Chelsie Preston Crayford

Eva Green full filmography @ Wikipedia
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