Olga Kostyantynivna Kurylenko (Ukrainian: Ольга Костянтинівна Куриленко) was born on 14 November 1979. She is an actress and former fashion model. Kurylenko was born and raised in Ukraine and moved to France at the age of 16 to pursue a modeling career. In 2004 she shifted her focus to acting and achieved a breakthrough role in the action-thriller Hitman (2007). She gained recognition for her portrayal of Camille Montes in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace (2008).

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Full NameOlga Kurylenko
BornNovember 14, 1979 (age 44 years)
Birth PlaceBerdyans’k, Ukraine
Net Worth$18 million
OccupationActror

Net Worth

Olga Kurylenko is a French model and actress with an estimated net worth of $18 million. She was discovered by a female model while on vacation in Moscow at the age of thirteen. When she was sixteen she moved from Ukraine to Paris, France.

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Early Life and Education

Olga Kostyantynivna Kurylenko was born on 14 November 1979 in Berdyansk, which was part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic at the time. Her father Konstantin is Ukrainian and her mothe Marina Alyabusheva, who teaches art and is an exhibited artist was born in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, and has Russian and Belarusian ancestry.

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Kurylenko’s parents divorced when she was three and she was raised by her single mother. She had little contact with her father and only met him for the first time after the split when she was eight, and later when she was thirteen.

Olga Kurylenko’s Career

Olga Kurylenko moved to Moscow when she was 15 years old and then to Paris at 16. In 1996 she signed a contract with the Paris-based Madison modelling agency and met her publicist Valérie Rosen. By the age of 18 she had appeared on the covers of Vogue and Elle magazines. While working as a model in Paris, Kurylenko supported her mother in Ukraine and also appeared on the covers of Madame Figaro and Marie Claire magazines. She became the face of brands Bebe, Clarins and Helena Rubinstein and also modelled for Roberto Cavalli and Kenzo and appeared in the Victoria’s Secret catalogue.

In 1998 she was featured in the music video of French Raï style singer Faudel called “Tellement Je T’aime”. One of her first acting appearances was in Seal’s music video “Love’s Divine” in 2003 but her film career truly began in France in 2004 when she shot her first feature film, The Ring Finger, for which she received the certificate of excellence award at the 2006 Brooklyn International Film Festival for her performance.

She next starred in the Paris, je t’aime (2006) segment Quartier de la Madeleine opposite Elijah Wood. That same year she was selected to be the face of Kenzo’s new fragrance, Kenzo Amour and has appeared in all subsequent Kenzo Amour advertisements.

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Kurylenko quit modelling in 2006 after over ten years of working in the industry and moved on to acting. In 2007 she starred in Hitman alongside Timothy Olyphant and had a minor role in Max Payne as Natasha.

In 2017 she appeared in Armando Iannucci’s political satire film “The Death of Stalin” as the Soviet pianist Maria Yudina. The film was a critical success and starred Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jason Issacs, Michael Palin, and Jeffrey Tambor. The following year she starred in Terry Gilliam’s epic adventure film “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” (2018) alongside Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce which premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. She also appeared as Baroness Roxane de Giverny in “The Emperor of Paris,” and as the Russian spy in the Rowan Atkinson-led comedy film “Johnny English Strikes Again” (2018).

In 2021 she starred in the action thriller film “Sentinelle.” In the same year, she played Antonia Dreykov / Taskmaster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film “Black Widow.” In October she was cast in the comedy heist film “High Heat” alongside Don Johnson.

Relationships

Cedric Van Mol(2000-2004): In 2000 she married French fashion photographer Cedric van Mol but they divorced four years later. She then married American mobile phone accessory entrepreneur Damian Gabrielle in 2006 but that marriage ended in divorce in late 2007. Kurylenko moved to London in 2009.

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She also dated Damian Gabrielle(2006-2007) , Danny Huston(2012-2013), Tom Cruise (2013 Rumored), Max Benitz (2014-2017) and Ben Cura (2017-2020).

Controversies

Olga Kurylenko known for her role in “Quantum of Solace” has faced several controversies in her career. One notable incident involves criticism from Russian politician Sergey Malinkovich who accused her of betraying the Soviet Union by portraying a Bond girl a role he claimed glorifies the killing of Soviet citizens. Additionally her involvement with the film “The Death of Stalin” sparked controversy in Russia leading to the film being banned for its mockery of historical figures and events.

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Most Asked Questions

Does Olga Kurylenko have children?
Kurylenko and her former partner, English actor and writer Max Benitz, have one son who was born in October 2015.

Does Olga Kurylenko know martial arts?
Yes, She has a black belt in karate.

How rich is Olga Kurylenko?
Olga Kurylenko is a Ukrainian-born actress, model, and singer with an estimated net worth of $14 million.

Can Olga Kurylenko ride a motorcycle?
No, it was done by a stunt person.

How was Olga Kurylenko discovered?
Kurylenko was discovered as a model in Moscow when she was just 13 years old after a brief modeling stint in Russia moved to Paris at the age of 16.

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